I am Dr. Alicia Bolden- Jeffers, DPT. I’m offering one on one therapy treatment for: pelvic floor conditions, traditional orthopedic conditions and pre/postpartum care.
I’m a graduate of Villa Julie College (now Stevenson University) with a B.S. of Biology and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Howard University. I have experience in inpatient and outpatient rehab services as well as outpatient private practice to include pelvic floor, orthopedics, and functional capacity evaluations. My niche is treatment of orthopedic conditions as well as pelvic floor therapy. I have a strong passion for women’s health especially pre and postpartum care. My positive and negative experiences during my pregnancy and postpartum fueled my passion for wanting to advocate, educate, and treat women’s health conditions. This desire led me to start my own practice centered around women’s health.
TREATMENT & THERAPY
The Tools You Need
Treatment & Therapy forms an integral part of our approach to treating the whole body, not just a complaint in isolation. This service is fundamental to ensuring our patients’ long-term health and wellness.
Pain with sex
Leaking Pee or Poop, constipation, or urgency
Using the bathroom >7-8x/day or >1-2x/ night
Low back/hip/ pelvic pain
A “mommy tummy” or “baby bump” 1 or more years after your last pregnancy
Pain with urination or bowel movements
Painful abdominal/pelvic scars
neck, back, shoulder, hip, knee, ankle/foot pain.
Recovery from joint surgery.
WHAT IS PELVIC FLOOR THERAPY
Treatment of dysfunction of the muscles that support your reproductive and urinary tract. Pelvic floor muscles act as a sling/hammock that supports the bladder, rectum, and uterus in women. These muscles are important for sexual function/pleasure, urinary & bowel health
HOW DID I GET THIS PROBLEM?
Muscles in the pelvis are just like the muscles in the rest of your body can become weakened, too tight, or overstretched. This may be due to:
Hormonal changes during pregnancy, childbirth, and menopause.
Physical effects from: weight gain, heavy lifting, direct injury to the pelvis, & gynecological surgeries
HOW WILL PHYSICAL THERAPY FIX MY ISSUES?
Physical therapy will help bring you more awareness, coordination, and control of your muscles. You will also learn proper body mechanics, postural education, education in self-management and prevention. Below is a sample of treatment for general problems. Treatments are limited to the list below. After an initial evaluation your treatment program will be designed for you and will be modified during the course of your treatment depending on your progression and your response to treatment.
If muscles are weak you will be taught Kegel exercises for internal strength, core muscle exercises for full body strengthening.
If muscles are tight you will be taught stretches of the hip and back muscles, manual techniques perform by the PT, relaxation/deep breathing and mindfulness activities.
If muscles create pain treatment would include some of the above treatments and manual release by the PT, modalities such as E-stim, heat/ ice.