Compassionate care for women across the lifespan
From pregnancy related aches and pains to age-related pelvic dysfunction, we’re here to help.
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2546 NE Conners Ave.
Bend, OR 97701
336 SW Cyber Dr.
Bend, OR 97702
Molly Nelson, DPT-CLT
Molly grew up in Red Wing, MN and came to physical therapy after a PT helped her return to running following a cross country injury. A lifelong athlete, Molly is passionate about returning fellow outdoor enthusiasts to their sport. While she enjoys working with patients of all ages and conditions, she specializes in pelvic health as well as pre- and postnatal care. Meet Molly
Mackenzie Van Loo, DPT, WCS, CAPP-OB
Mackenzie pursued further education to enhance her treatment of orthopedic conditions through the Academy of Orthopedic Physical Therapy and the North American Institute of Manual Therapy. Her expertise in pelvic health conditions was obtained through Herman and Wallace, and APTA section on Women’s Health. She is an active member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), an Oregon chapter member, and member of the APTA Section on Women’s Health (SOWH). Mackenzie is the only Board Certified Women’s Health and Obstetrics Certified physical therapist in Bend and Redmond, OR. Meet Mackenzie
Diana Spring, DPT
Diana brings extensive manual therapy training and a diverse treatment perspective to the Women’s Health program at Alpine. She specializes in the treatment of pelvic health issues in men, women, and children. She’s an avid cyclist and came to physical therapy after working as an organic baker and in an Alaskan fishery. Meet Diana
Kate Holmer, DPT
Kate specializes in orthopedic physical therapy and has a special interest in the treatment of pelvic disorders. Her experience as a PT patient has enhanced her appreciation for the frustrations of limiting activities and the ups and downs of recovery. She’s been there, she gets it. She uses this experience and knowledge to better support her patients during their treatment. Kate loves guiding people back to function and rediscovering joy in an active life. Meet Kate
Conditions we treat
- Female Urinary Incontinence
- Chronic Pelvic Pain
- Urinary Incontinence after prostate surgery
- Vulvar and Vaginal Pain
Do you urinate more than 7-8 times a day? Perhaps you “leak” when you sneeze, cough, laugh, or exercise. Or maybe you find yourself always “rushing” to the bathroom when you need to urinate.
Urinary leakage is common but never normal and is certainly no laughing matter. Nearly 60% of women between the ages of 40 and 60 experience urinary incontinence. On average, women put up with urinary leakage for 4 or more years before seeking help. One of the most effective treatment options for women’s incontinence is physical therapy.
Chronic Pelvic Pain (CPP) is a pain in the pelvis, back, buttocks and/or abdomen that lasts 6 months or longer. It is a complex problem and may have several causes.
According to a study published in the January 2011 edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association, 65 percent of men may still experience some bladder leakage up to one year following prostate cancer surgery. You’re not alone!
Targeted therapies such as pelvic floor muscle training and bladder control strategies can reduce incontinence episodes in men by more than 50 percent following prostate-cancer surgery.
Vaginal and vulvar pain encompass several painful syndromes including Vulvodynia, Vulvar Vestibulitis, and Vaginismus. Hilary Garrett, MSPT and Diana Spring, DPT specialize in the treatment of vulvar and vaginal pain and will be sensitive to your special needs.