Types of Treatment
Women’s & Men’s Pelvic Health
Pelvic pain and incontinence can be the result of simple or complex issues that can cause you a great deal of distress by limiting your ability to engage fully in life due to pain, embarrassment, and inconvenience.
Our therapists are specially trained and certified in treating pelvic floor dysfunction, constipation, incontinence, and pelvic pain. You might benefit from therapy if you have:
- Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
- Urinary or Fecal Leakage
- Pelvic Pain
- Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections (UTI)
- Painful Intercourse (Dyspareunia)
- Painful Bladder Syndrome (Interstitial Cystitis)
- Genital Pain (Vulvodynia)
- Rectal Pain
- Testicular Pain
- Pain After Prostate Surgery (Prostatectomy)
- Pain Following Hysterectomy or Pelvic Reconstruction Surgery
- Tailbone Pain (Coccydynia)
Meet our Women’s & Men’s Pelvic Health Therapists
Valerie grew up in Northern Illinois and received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) from Northwestern University in Chicago. Valerie found an interest in Manual Therapy early on in Physical Therapy school. After seeing the dramatic effects that good, hands-on treatment can create, she started taking continuing education courses before graduating. Valerie is a Certified Functional Manual Therapist (CFMT) through the Institute of Physical Art. In addition, Valerie takes ongoing training in various forms of Manual Therapy including Visceral and Cranial therapy. Though she treats everything from lymphedema to orthopedic pain, she has taken a special interest in complex hip, pelvic, and low back pain. She also enjoys treating foot and ankle pain, and how it can affect the function of the knees, hips, and pelvis.
After completing her degree in Physical Therapy, Valerie moved to Colorado to enjoy the mountains. A self-proclaimed ‘crazy dog lady’, she and her dogs, Olly and Archer, spend weekends hiking, camping, and creating adventures.
Felicia grew up in Reno, NV and then moved to Colorado Springs the first time when she attended the US Air Force Academy. She commissioned as an Acquisition Officer in the Air Force and served at bases in Boston, MA, Anchorage, AK, and Valdosta, GA before returning to Colorado. During that time she earned a Master’s degree at Harvard University in Government-Environmental Management. She transitioned from Active Duty to the Air Force Reserves and attended Regis University, where she earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2010.
Felicia continued to serve as a reservist in the Air Force while practicing physical therapy at outpatient orthopedic clinics in Colorado Springs. Since 2010, Felicia has vectored her continuing education primarily toward Pelvic Floor therapy in addition to functional dry needling and orthopedic specialties. She recently retired from the Air Force and joined Manual Edge Physiotherapy in order to continue developing her cranial and visceral methods of treatment.
In her free time, Felicia enjoys travel, skiing, and mountain biking with her husband and two daughters.
Shawna graduated from Central Michigan University in 2014 with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. She started her career as a travel therapist for almost 5 years working in about 8 different states. She worked mostly in outpatient orthopedics and acute care. She has also had interest and experience in balance and vestibular care.
In 2018 Shawna began to work towards specializing her major interested which is pelvic floor rehab. She has successfully worked on establishing pelvic floor programs and education around Alaska for the last three years. She has also has started education and practice in dry needling.
She recently moved to Colorado to be out of the bitter cold weather. Outside of work her and her husband love to hike with their dog (Lily) and cuddle with their Sphynx kitty (nora). She also enjoys weight training at the gym, and her and her husband are avid board game players.
Do you ever experience any of the following?
- Leak urine when you cough, sneeze, laugh, run or jump
- Experience frequent urgency to urinate
- Leak urine on the way to the bathroom
- Uurinate more than 8 times per day
- Have to get up more than 2 times per night to urinate
- Have pain with intimacy/intercourse
If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may benefit from a consultation with one of our pelvic health physical therapists.
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Here’s what some of our patients had to say
My wife and I have been treated at other PT practices and none holds a candle to Manual Edge! You get actual hands on manipulation for your whole session that really helps vs. other places that give you a few mins of therapy, then slap a hot pad on you, give you some exercises and…
Most PT places herd you in and out like cattle. Very little personalized care. Manual Edge is 100% personal care, not “go ride the exercise bike for 20 minutes while I drink coffee with the rest of the staff”. Teresa is great, but I’ve heard great things about the rest of the staff from friends…
Manual Edge is wonderful. The front desk staff are super sweet. Val is absolutely amazing! She’s helped so much with my pain. She listens and really tries to find the perfect way to help you out. She doesn’t just give you the routine she gives everyone else. She definitely makes it as personal as possible.
They’re very efficient and kind, and time spent waiting to be seen is minimal. I’m pleased with a great physical therapist, who explains the reasons behind the therapy.
Tim cured my headaches that bothered me everyday for almost two years. He is very kind and patient, and his cranial manipulation techniques eliminated the pain in my head immediately. Tim is truly one of a kind.