I am a physical Therapist specialized in pelvic floor rehab who likes to help spread knowledge on conservative care on postpartum issues. These issues range from pelvic organ prolapse, diastasis recti, urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence, perineal tearing, painful intercourse, chronic constipation, and pelvic pain. I would love to get a group of mothers together and give a talk. I live in Astoria and love it there.
A little bit about me:
Andrea earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Columbia University. She is the Director of Women’s Health at Spring Forward Physical Therapy. Previously, Andrea has worked in both Boston and in NYC in both sports medicine and pelvic floor muscle rehabilitation. She has a passion for treating women through pregnancy and post- partum, women with pelvic pain, runners including gait analysis on the treadmill, and helping people of all ages, genders and levels achieve their highest function possible.
She approaches physical therapy as a solution to empower her patients to help take control of their own healing and emphasizes a team relationship. Andrea also earned her BS in Exercise Physiology from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, FL, where she was a part of the division 1 ACC cross country team for four years. Andrea has received her training through Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute and continues to seek continuing education to help improve her patients’ outcomes. She is a certified pelvic rehabilitation practitioner through Herman and Wallace. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association’s Sections on Women’s Health and has a passion for writing educational blogs for patients and empowering people with knowledge about preventative healthcare.
Andrea was a co author of the book chapter entitled Adjunct Modalities for Physical Therapy in Healing in Urology Clinical Guidebook to Herbal and Alternative Therapies. You can access in her blog at: