Meet Rebecca Marcus
Rebecca received a Doctorate in Physical Therapy with Honors from Touro College School of Health Sciences. Rebecca has attended many courses and conferences on pelvic floor dysfunction through the Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute, Alcove Education, as well as from other leading experts in the field. She is passionate about women's health and enjoys helping patients lead a happier, healthier, and more meaningful life. She enjoys sharing her expertise and knowledge with the community through various pelvic health awareness events. Rebecca has been practicing in an exclusively pelvic floor clinic for several years, and has just recently opened the doors to her private practice, Hands and Heart Physical Therapy.
Why Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy?
Do you experience heaviness or pelvic pressure at the end of a long day? Are you afraid of "things" falling out of your vagina?
Did you experience chronic low back, hip or groin pain? Is it limiting you from doing the things you love?
Do you leak when you cough or lift? Or are you in the bathroom every 30 minutes? How about at night? Do you feel like you can never empty your bladder?
Do you strain and have difficulty emptying your bowels? Do you experience fecal incontinence?
Does sex hurt? Speculum Exam? Tampons? Maybe even underwear hurts? Sitting? Have you been diagnosed with vaginismus, vulvodynia or pudendal neuralgia? Pelvic Floor Dysfunction is our specialty.
Prenatal and Postpartum Care
Are you experiencing pubic symphysis pain? Proactive prenatal assessment? Still feel pregnant,and want a (DRA) Diastasis assessment? Perineal scar treatment?
AKA tailbone pain. Often secondary to direct fall or injury during delivery. Can't stand your desk job or long drives? Sitting pain free can be a reality.
All sessions are one on one with a physical therapist. Learn how to wake up sleepy muscles and how to move all your systems in sync with coordination. Visual, tactile or verbal cues are provided to assist patients until they are ready to perform on their own.
Includes soft tissue mobilization, myofascial release, connective tissue release, trigger point release, visceral mobilization, scar massage and joint mobilization. Utilize strain counter strain and muscle energy techniques to increase muscle lengthening and relaxation.
We Treat PFD
Pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD) is when the pelvic floor muscles are not functioning correctly. It can be seen as reduced recruitment and low tone, poor coordination and timing of the muscles or hypertonicity and spasm of the muscles.
Depending on the presentation symptoms can include pelvic pain, urinary and/or bowel dysfunction and sexual dysfunction. Just tackling the PFD is not the answer, treating PFD with a whole body approach will leave you with long lasting results!