OBGYN Physical Therapy:
Most OBGYN issues require a multidisciplinary treatment. An often overlooked aspect is that of a formalized physical therapy program provided by individuals trained in the treatment of OBGYN problems.
OBGYN West realizes the importance of offering services that cover the entire spectrum of women’s health and that is why we are excited to partner with Motion, a local physical therapy group to offer physical therapy services (on site) for our patients.
Dr. Alyssa George, PT, DPT, OCS
Alyssa wants to get you back to doing what you love, whether that be sports/recreational activities, your career, or caring for your family. Specializing in treating pelvic and orthopedic conditions, Alyssa develops individualized treatment plans because she understands that no two bodies are alike. She has been involved in research projects to help advance the field of physical therapy. Most recently she has written a case series detailing the benefits of dry needling for chronic pelvic pain and presented on the function of breathing muscles in pelvic pain at the American Physical Therapy Association’s Combined Sections Meeting. She has over nine years of experience as a physical therapist and has started and led pelvic health programs at clinics in Texas, Ohio, and now Minnesota, her home state.
Alyssa earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology from Gustavus Adolphus College, a Master of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and continued her education at the University of Montana, earning her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. She is a board-certified clinical specialist in orthopedics and earned her certification in pelvic physical therapy from the American Physical Therapy Association Section on Women’s Health. She has been a lecturer and faculty mentor of both orthopedic residency and manual therapy fellowship programs at The Ohio State University and is a credentialed clinical instructor for physical therapy students. Alyssa has been certified in dry needling and utilizes other various manual therapy techniques in her management of abdominopelvic disorders (including incontinence, constipation, lumbopelvic pain, and pregnancy-related musculoskeletal disorders) and orthopedic conditions of the neck, back, shoulder, hip, knee, and foot/ankle.
Commonly Treated Conditions:
- Pelvic organ prolapse (feeling of fullness, difficulty eliminating)
- Pelvic pain (female/male/transgender)
- Vaginismus, vulvodynia, endometriosis
- Urinary/fecal incontinence and urgency/frequency
- Painful bladder syndrome/interstitial cystitis
- Pregnancy and postpartum pain and weakness
- Diastasis rectus abdominis/c-section scars
- Sexual dysfunction/pain
- Abdominal pain
- Coccyx pain
- Pudendal neuralgia: irritation or pain typically worse with sitting, felt along nerve pathways from low back to rectal area, genital area, and/or bladder
- Pain in the low back, sacroiliac joint, hip, groin, and/or pelvis
In her free time, Alyssa enjoys running, yoga, swimming, biking, hiking, canoeing, and spending time with family and friends.
Alyssa will start seeing patients at our Eden Prairie Office on July 5, 2018.