November 1, 2019
As we support women through pregnancy, birth, and postpartum, we seek to come alongside like-minded professionals in our community. There is somewhat of a mystery among pregnant, new, and seasoned mothers when it comes to understanding and healing the pelvic floor. There’s not much conversation about it and less than adequate assessments for most women. That’s why we are grateful to bring Catie Sanders from Abide Physical Therapy into the Guild as an Affiliate. Her services are invaluable to women during these seasons of life and we are eager to share more about her services! Meet Catie:
“Hi, I’m Catie Sanders. I’m a Physical Therapist in the Shenandoah Valley. I am also certified as a pregnancy and postpartum corrective exercise specialist. I recently launched a mobile physical therapy clinic, called Abide Physical Therapy, for pregnant and postpartum women. This means I come to you, or if you’re out of my service area, we can coordinate telehealth consultations depending on your needs.
I have 2 daughters of my own who are 1 and 4, Addie and Selah. I’ve been at home with them for about a year now. It was during this time God placed it on my heart to serve new and seasoned moms in the transition to motherhood, regardless of how many children they’ve had.
The act of abiding through the season of motherhood, enduring patiently, and waiting with expectation, is what inspired the name.
I do this because I know there are so many moms “abiding” in things that they don’t know how to fix: leaking/incontinence, pelvic pain, pubic symphysis dysfunction, low back pain, C section scarring, prolapse/pelvic pressure, etc. They don’t know how to get help, maybe they’ve been told it’s going to get better on its own, or that’s it “just normal.”
The value in being able to be present with your family without the fear of wetting your pants or returning to running without sharp shooting pain in your groin or being able to be intimate with your spouse without hesitation is so important.
I am here to provide a glimpse of hope, tell you that you can be fixed, and provide a game plan to reach your goals.