Pelvic Health in Purcellville, VA

Full Distance offers occupational therapy, specialized in pelvic health. Using a holistic approach, our expert therapists address a wide range of pelvic floor concerns. Our comprehensive interventions include therapeutic exercises, manual therapy, physical and cognitive interventions, and behavioral strategies.This multifaceted approach promotes overall pelvic health and well-being, ensuring our clients receive the highest level of care and support.

Our occupational therapy patient care approach is based on a trauma-informed framework, incorporating neurological and musculoskeletal rehabilitation, nervous system regulation, sensory processing techniques, cognitive-behavioral strategies, and lifestyle adaptations.

Pelvic Anatomy

Understanding the Pelvic Floor

The pelvic floor is a group of muscles and connective tissues that span the bottom of the pelvis. These muscles support the pelvic organs, including the bladder, uterus (in women), and rectum, helping to maintain their proper position and function. The pelvic floor also plays a crucial role in urinary and bowel control, sexual function, and core stability. Proper functioning of the pelvic floor muscles is essential for overall pelvic health and can impact various aspects of daily life, including continence, sexual health, and physical activity.

The 5 Main Roles of the Pelvic Floor:

Support: Supports the bladder, uterus, rectum, and abdominal organs against gravity and downward pressure.

Stability: Maintains body stability through coordinated activity between the upper and lower body.

Sphincteric Function: Regulates the flow of urine and stool by controlling both constriction and relaxation.

Sexual Function: Facilitates healthy sexual functioning.

Circulation: Assists in blood and lymphatic circulation within the pelvis.

What Does Pelvic Floor Therapy Treat?

Prenatal Care

  • Prevention of Perineal Tearing
  • Leakage Prevention
  • Holistic Birth Preparation
  • Staying Active Throughout Pregnancy
  • Constipation Management
  • Pelvic Pain Relief

Postpartum Care

  • Cesarean and Perineal Scar Healing
  • Bladder & Bowel Health
  • Painful Intercourse
  • Prolapse Training & Management
  • Core and Diastasis Healing

Pelvic Pain

  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Endometriosis Support
  • Vulvodynia Treatment
  • Vaginismus Therapy
  • Pudendal Neuralgia Management
  • Painful Intimacy
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome

Bowel & Bladder

  • Bowel & Bladder Leakage
  • Urgency and Frequency Issues
  • Chronic UTIs Management
  • ICS, PCOS, IBS Support
  • Constipation Relief
  • Sensory Challenges

Sexual Health

  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Low Libido Concerns
  • Sexual Arousal Disorders
  • Vaginismus Therapy
  • Dyspareunia Treatment

Meet Our Pelvic Health Occupational Therapist

Dr. Kristen Springer

Dr. Kristen Springer received her Doctor of Occupational Therapy degree from Shenandoah University. She holds a RYT-500 certification and has specialized training in pelvic health.

Dr. Springer addresses a range of pelvic floor concerns, including chronic pain, hypertonicity, hypotonicity, organ prolapse, incontinence, sexual dysfunction, pregnancy/postpartum healing, post-surgical rehab, neurological conditions, and musculoskeletal dysfunction. Her holistic approach includes therapeutic physical and cognitive interventions, biofeedback, therapeutic exercises, manual therapy, and yogic techniques, ensuring comprehensive care for all genders.

Dr. Spirnger’s patient care approach is rooted in a trauma-informed framework, encompassing neurological and musculoskeletal rehabilitation, nervous system regulation, sensory processing techniques, cognitive-behavioral strategies, and lifestyle adaptations.

What sets Dr. Springer apart is her integration of yogic techniques into therapy sessions, offering a holistic approach to patient well-being. As a RYT-500 and pelvic health OT, she recognizes the importance of addressing the complete individual in the healing process.


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