Updated: Aug 28
When I was pregnant with my first child, my birth team consisted of three people. My OB/GYN, my husband and my birth doula. By the time my son rolled around, my team was considerably larger.
After my daughter was born, I found I needed a whole host of other professionals to support my physical recovery. Along my postpartum journey, I have collected a pelvic floor physical therapist, a chiropractor, a massage therapist, a fitness coach and a nurse practitioner who can fit pessaries. Finding all of these people at the exact moment I needed them was a bit of chore and a lot of stress (because if you NEED a pelvic floor physical therapist you need it now). So friends, this is my gift to you. With this guide, you won't need to spend hours searching during the time when you most need to have someone on speed-dial. How awesome is that?!
Please scroll down to find a directory of women's health/pelvic floor physical therapists, pelvic health classes, core- and pelvic-floor informed fitness professionals, massage therapists, Webster-certified chiropractors, pessary fitters, and even someone who can throw you and your pals a killer pelvic health party (no joke!!). If you know of someone who should be on this list, please message me through my contact form.
I highly suggest that if you are pregnant or trying to conceive, you take a pelvic health class and research pelvic floor physical therapists before you need one. These providers tend to have wait lists that can span weeks to months. If you're planning ahead, I urge you to book at least on pelvic health physical therapy appointment during your pregnancy and put one on the calendar right around your 6 week postpartum OB (or midwife) checkup. You'll thank me later ;)
Note: While pelvic floor physical therapy is most frequently thought of as an in-person service, many providers are also able to provide care virtually through secure telehealth platforms. Please don't let the COVID-19 crisis become a barrier to getting the pelvic health care you need!
B3 Physical Therapy and Wellness (Concierge/Home-visits)
Body Motion PT (Edmonds, WA; While not technically Eastside, spitting distance for a lot of folks in the northern reaches of my service area)
Evergreen Outpatient Physical Therapy (Kirkland, WA)
Flex PT (Bothell, WA)
Peak Sports and Spine PT (Bellevue, WA)
Overlake Hospital (Bellevue, WA)
Overlake Hospital (Issaquah, WA)
PhysioCare Physical Therapy (Duvall, WA)
Pelvic Floor Classes
Laura Jawad (Redmond, WA and surrounding areas)
Mana Birth and Beyond (Judi McGee, Mill Creek, WA)
Flow Rehab: Yoga by Flow (Freemont neighborhood, Seattle, WA)
**these providers have additional/specialized training in core and pelvic floor health
Swan Perinatal Services (Kirkland, WA)
Willowmoor Healing Arts (Redmond, WA)
Overlake Hospital (Bellevue, WA)
Evergreen Hospital (Kirkland, WA)
University of Washington Pelvic Health Center (Seattle, WA)
Webster Certified Chiropractors
Overlake Chiropractic Clinic (Bellevue, WA)
Innate Family Chiropractic (Bellevue, WA)
Vida Integrated Health (Kirkland, WA)
Pelvic Health Party!
Vagina Dialogues (Bothell, WA or In-home)
Disclaimer: I am providing this information as a resource to anyone seeking pelvic health care in Seattle's Eastside neighborhoods. Where providers are limited, I offer a few choices located within Seattle, within close proximity to the Eastside where possible. These listings do not imply an endorsement of any given provider and I am not liable for any outcomes that result from working with these providers. Please feel free to reach out to me via email or my contact form if you have questions about anything listed here, would like to be listed here or if you would like assistance choosing a provider.
💥 Breathing (well) is a veritable superpower when you are pregnant or postpartum. 💥
Take a deep dive into HOW to dial in your breathing strategy to manage pesky pelvic health symptoms and feel stronger in your workouts. Download a copy of The No B.S. Guide to Breathing for a STRONG Pregnancy and Postpartum.
Contact me if you have questions about exercise or pelvic health pertaining to pregnancy or postpartum or if you would like assistance locating a pelvic health professional near you. I work with people locally (Seattle's Eastside: Redmond, Bellevue, Kirkland and surrounding areas) and online to develop personalized pregnancy and postpartum personal training plans. I also offer labor support (doula services) within the greater Seattle-Metro Area.