I met Amanda several years ago when I was being treated for whiplash at her PT clinic. This was before I had my kids but I could see Amanda’s passion for pelvic health even before it was something I thought I might need one day. Little did I know meeting her would be the biggest break of my life! I had a very difficult childbirth and recovery with my first and had I not been friends with Amanda I wouldn’t have even known what pelvic floor physical therapy was. My Dr never mentioned it! Amanda was the key to getting my pelvic health back after baby and I can’t imagine what my life would be like if I didn’t know her. I firmly believe every woman needs to seek pelvic floor rehab after having a baby and I recommend Dr. Amanda Fisher to everyone I know!
— Carrie S., Empower Your Pelvis patient
Years of triathlon training, poor eating habits, bad posture, and stress/anxiety set me up for some serious pelvic floor pain. The thought of physical intimacy with my husband made me nauseous because my experiences with sex were so painful.
At first I was terrified to begin physical therapy for my pelvic pain. Shortly after meeting Amanda, though, I was confident that she would be able to help me. Her calm, encouraging personality was exactly what I needed. She explained things in a way that I could understand, gave me the tools and exercises I needed to minimize the pain, and restored my confidence.
I am happy to report that my husband and I are expecting our first child later this year! I can't thank Amanda enough. Working with her improved my marriage, my emotional state, and my overall health!
-Meghan L., Empower Your Pelvis patient
I identify myself as a runner. I have completed several full and half marathons, but mostly just enjoy running. However, this soon came to an end following the birth of my first daughter. After a long delivery resulting in a significant tear and a poorly progressed and rushed return to running and exercise, I was suffering from the overly accepted diagnosis of incontinence. The thing I loved I began to hate! I stopped running with groups for the fear of my leaking, fear people would know. With my second pregnancy I knew I needed help. I sought out the services of Amanda. She treated me in a professional manner, explaining things to my husband and me in a way that made sense. She showed me stretches, breathing techniques and exercises to help with my second pregnancy. I honestly cried after a 10 min verses a 2.5 hour delivery with a minimal tear! Afterwards she helped me start strengthening my pelvic floor and tightening my lower abdominals. I can honestly say, this time around, I have been able to return smartly to exercise and jogging without leaking! The flatter tummy has been a bonus! I still have a long road ahead but I am confident I would not be where I am today without the help and guidance of Dr. Amanda Fisher.
-Christine R., Empower Your Pelvis patient
After almost four decades of suffering from various "not-so-fun" tummy issues and a multitude of GI tests that revealed nothing of great value...I had basically lost hope that the quality of my life could be any different. My husband is the one that stumbled across a website that held a light out for us in a direction we had not previously envisioned....pelvic floor physical therapy! Ok...well I didn't jump at the sound...but I was desperate and at the end of my rope so we met with Amanda. We had an extremely big year before us with one son graduating from a service academy in New York and another son getting married. I needed help to be able to be present and available for my family!
It was the corner turned I had been seeking for years and the missing puzzle piece of healing I had been lacking. Amanda not only taught me numerous daily exercises that have literally changed my world...she taught me a new way of thinking about my health holistically. I am grateful beyond measure!
-Linda D., Empower Your Pelvis patient
Amanda is wonderful! She makes a difficult situation easier, and I feel able to take the issue on instead of avoiding it. I feel empowered! Thanks Amanda!
Issues with your pelvis can be quite embarrassing & awkward, but Amanda was very kind, considerate & accommodating. She is very knowledgeable and gave me some great advice and things to work on. Thank you Amanda! I am so glad I finally came to see you! You helped me so much!
Thank you for your your invaluable and ongoing advice, encouragement, guidance, inspiration, kindness, positivity, sensitivity, support, understanding, and EVERYTHING you do to make things comfortable and reassuring through the treatment/therapy process! Yes, you are SO right that this is a roller coaster, but because of YOU embarrassing obstacles that were avoided for way to long and that once seemed impossible are being overcome (one step at a time) and healing is happening! We can’t thank you enough for all you do and the expertise you share through your dedication and passion for improving pelvic health!
I was just a little 😉overwhelmed at the moment yesterday to fully see the power and positivity of the progress that has been made so far. I know there is a long road ahead and there will be more roller coaster rides on this journey, but I do feel and see the progress. I am proud of the progress being made and happy to be one step closer to healing! 😍
After taking a little time to relax and focus on breathing on the car ride home yesterday I felt much better. All my values and the positive strategies I strive to model and share with my precious kinder kiddos and GOTR girls (growth mindset, the power of YET, focusing on the positive while setting goals to overcome obstacles, positive self talk, etc.) just kept playing through my mind. Guess that helped me take a step back to focus on the positive progress and remember what you said about the pain will go away. The fear of pain and it not going away has been the hardest thing for me so far because I have lived with the avoidance of anything that might cause the pain for so long, but it is something I am working on and I know with time it will get better.
We did go celebrate with some sushi last night and just enjoyed some time together before getting back to packing. Bring on Disney and beach time... AND continuing to focus on breathing, exercises, and focusing on improving pelvic health! ❤️
Sincerest thanks and appreciation, Katie R.