Amanda Fisher, DPT
Hi ladies! I'm Amanda, the owner and physical therapist at Empower Your Pelvis – Physical Therapy, Health & Wellness. First, I am a wife to my wonderful husband, Brett, and mother to my three amazing sons, Jackson, Landon and Hudson. My family is my life and I love owning my own business where I can have the best of both worlds: spending time with my boys AND helping moms, like me, get their pelvic health back. Moms can find shame in peeing their pants with laughing, sneezing, coughing, exercise or with having pain with sex. These are the women I love to work with. I love restoring a sense of hope and empowerment in women while they regain their strength and confidence by improving their knowledge (because education is power) and their body's function.
I developed pelvic floor issues while in grad school and soon found my calling in this wonderful niche of pelvic floor physical therapy.
With each of my pregnancies, I have had my fair share of prenatal and postpartum issues: hip pain, low back pain, SI pain, urinary incontinence, constipation, diastasis recti (abdominal separation), pubic symphysis pain, varicose veins (in my labia-fun stuff-and legs), pelvic pressure, csection recovery, csection scar, pelvic pain with sex, hip pain with exercise etc.
With experiencing my own issues and specializing in pelvic health, I understand what is missing in our prenatal fitness and postpartum recovery. Which is why I developed Body After Birth, a postpartum core recovery program. At Empower Your Pelvis, I am passionate about pelvic health and helping women restore function in all aspects of their life.
Vanessa Beachner, DPT
Hello! I am Vanessa Beachner, Doctor of Physical Therapy at Empower Your Pelvis. I was born and raised locally which led to me attending Rockhurst University. Soon after starting the graduate program for Physical Therapy, I married my best friend, Joe. We have been together for 12 years now and have 2 amazing, silly boys, Logan and Aaron. I love spending time with my family. Both boys are involved in football and wrestling which keeps life busy. My journey with pelvic health began 9 years ago when I was pregnant with my oldest son, Logan. I dealt with the frustrations of pain and incontinence during that pregnancy but did not want to suffer any further. That is when I started learning about pelvic floor dysfunction and what I could do as a Physical Therapist to make a difference, not only in my life but the lives of others. Pelvic health is not any easy topic to discuss but is a very important subject that can have a life changing impact on both men and women. I enjoy working with women across the lifespan that are dealing with bladder and bowel dyfunction as well as pain toimprove their quality of life. I have found, over my 10 years as a Physical Therapist, that most everyone has dealt with pelvic floor dysfunction. It is a goal of mine to spread the work about Pelvic Health and educate women to seek out help rather than suffer in silence.
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