Growing Up Ortho
Updated: Nov 16, 2021
Dr. Becca’s “ah-haa” moment seeing the big picture of Pelvic Health
“How did you get into Pelvic Health?” If I had a list of “Frequently Asked Questions”, this question would be number one! While Pelvic Health Physical Therapy has been gaining more (well deserved) attention and recognition lately, it’s not what typically comes to mind when people think of Physical Therapy. In fact,
I didn't even know it was a specialty prior to attending Physical Therapy school.
Like a lot of Physical Therapists, I became interested in pursuing a career in Physical Therapy after being a patient myself due to various sports injuries. And being a self proclaimed science nerd, I have always been fascinated by the human body, so it was a natural career choice for me. With my background in athletics, I dreamt of becoming a Physical Therapist in an orthopedic and sports setting, and that’s exactly where I started. Five years later, and I couldn’t be happier to be in the pelvic health world. So how did I get here? I’m a big believer in fate, and when I think back about my journey into the specialty of pelvic health, I like to think that pelvic health found me.
From “Pregnancy PT” to Pelvic Specialist
I started out working in an outpatient orthopedic and sports practice in New York City. There, I was able to gain exposure to a wide variety of clientele - from all ages, cultural backgrounds, weekend warriors, and professional athletes. One day, the clinic got a call from a potential client who was looking to schedule an appointment, and she also happened to be pregnant. I already had some experience working with pregnant clients, so when the front desk asked who would best be able to help this client, I excitedly volunteered.