Women's Health

Laurelhurst Physical Therapy is recognized as having the most prominent skilled, progressive Women's Health therapy specialists in the Portland Area and greater Northwest Region. Our team has treated thousands of women (and men) with complex pelvic related issues achieving remarkable results. Our goal is to develop a customized treatment plan that may include home exercises, vaginal or rectal myofascial release, manual or surface EMG biofeedback, and muscle re-education. 


Suzanne Trebnick - PT, OCS, COMT

Pelvic Floor Pain

Do you have sensitivity of the External Genital Area or Vulvodynia / Vestibultitis?


Pelvic Floor Muscular Weakness / Bladder + Bowel Problems

Do you leak urine if you cough, sneeze, laugh, jump, stand up quickly, or jog/run? (Stress Incontinence) Can you make it to the bathroom walking calmly, when you have a strong urge to void? (Urge Incontinence) After you have a bowel movement do you leak stool? (Fecal Incontinence or Sphincter Dysfunction) Is it a challenge to empty your bowels? (Constipation or Rectocele)

Bea Sunderland-White - MPT


Pre / Post Natal Care

Our team can help with Abdominal, Lower Back, Pelvic , Leg, Hip, or Foot Pain, and Incontinence during pregnancy. We can instruct in exercises to prevent Recti Abdominis Diastasi, or treat Post Postpartum. Painful or sensitive Scar from C section can be successfully treated with myofascial release, suction, belly taping.


Prolapse of Organs

Do you feel like your insides are falling over? Do you feel pressure in the pelvic area? When you stand up, do you leak urine? There are several types of prolapse:

We have prolapse treatment programs designed to help you feel normal. 

Kelly Harrigan - DPT, DN, RYT


Pelvic Related Problems

Lower extremity issues can contribute to pelvic floor pain, and post mastectomy rehabilitation. 


 

Eastside Dream Team

Bea, Suzanne and Kelly

Downtown/Westside

Joni Fischer-Jones - PT

Contact Us

Call: 503-254-3424

  • I can’t tell you how much better I feel. You are always so great at being both a detective and a healer. thank you for always surrounding yourself with the best body work people and for taking such good care of me!! I would just live out there if I could!!! ’til next time! Thank you
    — Mary
  • Joni Fischer-Jones at Laurelhurst Physical Therapy Clinic has been outstanding in assisting me in my recovery from two major accidents. After seeing countless medical practitioners who offered little real relief, Joni’s skill and experience created for me a simple technique that dropped my daily pain levels from a 8-9 to a 3-4. Too wonderful for words…she gave me my life back.
    — Trish
  • I’m an RN who is on her feet for 12 hour shifts and I honestly didn’t think I’d be able to go back to work after my maternity leave, but now it’s like the injury never even happened. I’m back to exercising and getting my body back after the baby and it’s all because of Suzanne.
    — Erin
  • Highly recommend Laurelhurst Physical Therapy. As a healthcare professional I have had extensive experience and continued contact with physical therapists. I have found Laurelhurst PT to be superior in every way.
    — Hope B. LPN
  • For the first time in 5 years, I feel like I have my life back. Thank you Suzanne, for all your help.
    — Deb
  • Expect a little "WoWo" as Suzanne does not treat like a regular clinician. Do the work, you will get better.
    — Linda

Resources Text

Female Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Nygaard, I., Barber, M. D., Burgio, K. L., Kenton, K., Meikle, S., Schaffer, J., ... & Brody, D. J. (2008). Prevalence of symptomatic pelvic floor disorders in US women. JAMA: the journal of the American Medical Association, 300(11), 1311-1316. Full Text.

Female Urinary Incontinence

Abrams, P., Andersson, K. E., Birder, L., Brubaker, L., Cardozo, L., Chapple, C., ... & Wyndaele, J. J. (2010). Fourth International Consultation on Incontinence Recommendations of the International Scientific Committee: Evaluation and treatment of urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, and fecal incontinence. Neurourology and urodynamics, 29(1), 213-240. Full text.