pelvic Health Physical Therapy
The program uses the benefits of physical therapy to help restore healthy movement, function, and comfort for a number of female diagnoses. We offer one-on-one treatment every visit with a skilled licensed Physical Therapist specifically trained in pelvic floor rehabilitation.
Your evaluation will include taking a thorough history of your condition. Next we will assess the pelvic floor and related regions in your body to identify what other structures might be contributing to your condition. A treatment plan will be developed by your Physical Therapist to address your specific condition. Treatment techniques include manual treatment, modalities, education, and exercise.
Common Conditions we treat:
- Urinary incontinence: stress, urge, and mixed
- Overactive bladder
- Urinary frequency/urgency
- Voiding difficulties
- Fecal or gas incontinence
Pelvic Pain Conditions
- Chronic pelvic pain
- Male pelvic pain or prostatitis
- Pudendal neuralgia or neuropathy
- Interstitial cystitis or painful bladder syndrome
- Levator ani syndrome
- Coccydynia (tailbone) pain
- Vulvar vestibulitis
- Vaginismus (pelvic floor muscle spasms)
- Dyspareunia (painful intercourse)
Prenatal and Postnatal Issues to help ease expecting and new mothers’ pain by improving function and mobility
- Low Back Pain
- SI Joint Dysfunction
- Hip Pain
- Pubic symphysis (groin) pain
- Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
- Urinary Incontinence
- Stress incontinence and exercise induced incontinence
- Diastasis Recti (separation of the rectus abdominis after pregnancy)
Pelvic Organ prolapse
- Cesarean Sections
- Bladder Repairs
- Post laparoscopic surgery
- Post mastectomy manual therapy and massage
- Post mastectomy rehabilitation and strengthening
What to expect on your first treatment:
- Thorough one-on-one evaluation of current condition
- Questions about your eating, drinking, voiding and social/sexual habits
- Total body postural & muscle assessment
- External and Internal Exam
Private & customized diagnostic treatments may include:
- Manual Therapy
- Postural Education
- Bladder diary
- Pelvic Floor Exercises
- Pilates for core strengthening
- Relaxation techniques
- Dietary education
- Individualized home exercise program
Leslie K. Scarangello, P.T., MPT
Leslie was born and raised in Southern California. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree and Master of Physical Therapy from California State University Northridge in 2002. She has completed advanced training in manual therapy techniques as well as completing the Body Arts and Science International (BASI) Comprehensive Teacher Training. She received her Pelvic Health training from the prestigious Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute.
Leslie began her career in orthopedics and sports medicine utilizing her manual therapy skills and Pilates based rehabilitation with all of her patients. She has always been passionate about nutrition, fitness, and living a healthy lifestyle.
Leslie's advanced training in women’s health physical therapy began after having three children of her own and experiencing first hand what happens to the pelvic floor muscles. This motivated Leslie to her next passion, pelvic health rehabilitation.
When she’s not working, Leslie enjoys spending time with her husband, their three young children, and dog Lucy.
If you would like to contact her she can be reached at: email@example.com.
Jennifer Mon, P.T., DPT, E-RYT
Jenn Mon first gained interest in serving as a Women's Health physical therapist while preparing for Physical Therapy school as a PT aide. She noticed that many of the women coming in for back or hip pain were also receiving treatment in the pelvic floor. Although it made perfect sense, she quickly realized that many women probably had no idea that they could even be treated in this part of the body. In the years following, Jenn received training in Yoga, Pilates, meditation, and Physical Therapy for the Pelvic Floor in an effort to educate and empower women. She has described the treatment of the Pelvic Floor as the "missing link" to her clinical practice.
Jenn received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Southern California and her pelvic health training through the prestigious Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute. She treats women with both urinary and fecal incontinence, constipation, pelvic organ prolapse, urogenital and pelvic pain, and nerve entrapment in the pelvic girdle that can affect the lumbar spine, hip, and thigh regions.
In her time away from the clinic, Jenn teaches yoga (Sculpt, Power Vinyasa, and a combination of Restorative and Mobility). She and her husband live in Los Angeles with their Pitbull-Boxer, Cookie.
If you would like to contact her she can be reached at: Jennifer@thecypresscenter.com.
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