About Me

                                           

                                   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BodyMind Coaching, Physical Therapy, including specialty care for Infertility and Pelvic Dysfunction, Restorative Exercise, Abdominal Massage, Massage, Yoga, Thai Bodywork, Yoga Tune Up® Therapy Balls, Mindfulness & Meditation.

I Support, Nurture + Empower Women through all stages of life to optimize physical + mental + emotional health with coaching, education, hands on work, whole body movement + nervous system regulation

My CV

Experience

Founder Central Minnesota Women's Health Collective

The purpose of the Collective is to share knowledge relating to women's health and network with other Women's Health Professionals. Members must be licensed, registered or certified professionals; this group is not open to the public unless specifically invited. Meetings are held monthly and will focus on education, research article discussion and networking.

For interested professionals : https://www.facebook.com/groups/304471919907782/

 

Physical Therapist/Clinical Instructor

Glen Oaks Care Center, New London, MN                                                                                                

Sub-acute Adult Rehabilitation.                                                                                            

Outpatient Adult Rehabilitation.                                                                                                         

Women’s Health Program with emphasis on pelvic pain rehabilitation.                                     

Clinical Instructor.

June 2012 –present

 

Physical Therapist

Nelson Chiropractic, Willmar, MN                                                                                                 

Outpatient Orthopedic Adult and Pediatric Rehabilitation.

November 2009 – June 2013

 

Physical Therapist

RehabCare, Willmar, MN                                                                                                         

Rehabilitation Department Program Director.                                                                                        

Sub-acute Adult Rehabilitation.                                                                                             

Outpatient Adult Rehabilitation.                                                                                                        

December 2002 – June 2013

 

Physical Therapist

Affiliated Community Medical Center, New London, MN                                                                            

Sub-acute Adult Rehabilitation.                                                                                            

Outpatient Adult and Pediatric Rehabilitation.                                                                                                        

November 1999 – December 2002

Education

Masters of Physical Therapy with Honors

College of St. Catherine, Minneapolis, MN                                                                                           

May 1999                                                                                                                                                    

 

Bachelor of Arts Biology Major, German Minor                                                                                                                                                  Wells College, Aurora, NY                                                                                                                              

May 1992                                                                                                                                                            

Summa Cum Laude                                                                                                                                      

Phi Beta Kappa

  

Certifications & Trainings

 

Mercier Therapy Certification                                                                                                               

Pelvic organ visceral manipulation technique to mobilize organs, increase blood flow, decrease adhesions and the effects of scar tissue to enhance fertility, decrease pain and improve function of pelvic organs.                                                                                                              

Herman & Wallace Pelvic Floor Level 1                                                                                                       

A thorough introduction to female pelvic floor function, dysfunction and treatment interventions leading to the ability to develop individual treatment programs for urinary incontinence or the musculoskeletal components of urogynecologic pain syndromes such as chronic pelvic pain, vulvar pain, and interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome. Evaluation and treatment interventions of the pelvic floor muscles with internal vaginal examination and SEMG biofeedback assessment.

Herman and Wallace Mobilization of the Myofascial Layer: Pelvis and Lower Extremities

Several studies describe the utilization of myofascial release or myofascial trigger point therapy for the treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction. Application of myofascial therapy for pelvic dysfunction requires a detailed knowledge of pelvic anatomy as well as exquisite palpation skills. This continuing education course is designed to provide comprehensive knowledge concerning the connective tissue that interacts with the muscular system of the trunk, hip, pelvis and lower extremity. This course is designed for the therapist who treats lumbopelvic, hip and lower extremity conditions in patients who present with primary or secondary pelvic dysfunction and symptoms. Taught by Ramona Horton.

Herman and Wallace Mobilization of Visceral Fascia: The Urinary System

Mobilization of the visceral fascia requires advanced palpation skills along with extensive knowledge of visceral anatomy. This continuing education course is a two-and-a-half day seminar designed to provide comprehensive knowledge concerning the relationship between the connective tissue surrounding the visceral structures of the urologic system as it relates to physical therapy treatment. Taught by Ramona Horton.

Lymph Drainage and Vascular Release for the Pelvic PT

Vasculature and lymphatic anatomy of the abdomen and pelvis for lymphatic drainage of the deep abdomen and pelvis and viscera.  Treatment techniques will also be covered for vascular releases of the large abdominal and pelvic vessels.   Upon completion of the course, therapists will be able to recognize and treat lymphatic congestion and vascular tension within tissues in patients with pelvic pain, bowel and bladder dysfunction. Taught by Mary Ellen Kramp.

Nutritious Movement™ Center certified Restorative Exercise Specialist                                             

Nutritious Movement™ is a whole-body movement program that utilizes Movement Micronutrients and Macronutrients and habitat (lifestyle) changes to nourish all trillion of your body’s parts. The bending and squishing of your cells that happens when you move is an input—just like dietary nutrients. Cells respond directly to mechanical input through mechanotransduction. Your cells are just as affected by the movements you do and do not feed them as they are by the foods you do and do not feed them. Nutritious Movement is a program that offers Micronutrients (corrective exercises, to help mobilize any sedentary spots brought about by years of being casted by modern habitats) and Macronutrients (larger categories of movement like walking, squatting, carrying).

Katy Bowman is the founder of Nutritious Movement™. With radical, science-based health directives, Katy has taken the health-and-wellness world by storm with her bold “exercise is not movement” platform. A biomechanist by training, she has helped thousands reduce chronic pain, increase bone density, and improve metabolic health through better movement. Katy is the bestselling author of multiple books. Whole Body Barefoot (2015), Move Your DNA (2014), Alignment Matters (2013), Every Woman’s Guide to Foot Pain Relief (2011), Don’t Just Sit There (2015), Diastasis Recti (2016).

Barral Institute Visceral Manipulation Abdomen 1                                                         

Visceral Manipulation is a gentle manual therapy that aids your body's ability to release restrictions and unhealthy compensations that cause pain and dysfunction. VM therapy re-establishes the body's ability to adapt and restore itself to health.

Certified Massage Therapist                                                                                                      

Ridgewater College Willmar, MN

250 Hour Certified Yoga Instructor through the Yoga Loft in Willmar, MN

Yoga Tune-Up® Therapy Ball Training

Yoga Tune-Up® Breath and Bliss Immersion

Devanadi School of Yoga and Wellness Thai Yoga Bodywork Levels 1, 2, and 4

Health and Wellness Coach through The Institute of Integrative Nutrition

Functional Movement Screen training Level 1

Neurokinetic Therapy Level 1

The Pelvic Floor Piston: Foundation for Fitness  with Julie Wiebe

Optimal Fertility: Preconception Detoxification and Preparation Program with Jessica Drummond of the Integrative Women’s Health Institute

Science of Stretching  with Jules Mitchell

Restorative Breathing with Lois Laynee

I am located in New London, MN, 2 hours straight west of the Twin Cities. 

Please contact me with any questions at 320.354.YOGA. I'd love to help you feel better!

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