Dr. Earlynda Heuszel , MsPT, DPT, CAPP OB certified and CAPP Pelvic Health certified
I am Dr Earlynda Heuszel, physical therapist. Let me tell you a little about my career. I received my Master of Science in Physical Therapy from Des Moines University in 2003 and my Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2007. I began working in Women’s Health Physical Therapy soon after graduating in 2003. Since that time, I have earned my OB CAPP (Certified of Achievement in Pregnancy/Post-partum Physical Therapy) and my Pelvic Floor CAPP (Certificate of Achievement in Pelvic Health Physical Therapy) from the American Physical Therapy Association Section on Women’s Health Physical Therapy. I originally got started in women’s health physical therapy because, frankly, my manager told me I had to in order to help cover our Women’s Health Physical Therapist’s maternity leave. I grudgingly went and started learning about incontinence and pelvic floor. Little did I know that helping women live better lives through physical therapy would become a passion for me. I used to tell myself, as a new physical therapy graduate, that I did not have incontinence because I would only leak “a drop or two” when I was sick and coughing a lot. What I learned by covering that maternity leave was, that “a drop or two” is considered incontinence. We should never leak! After learning more about a woman’s unique pelvic health, I corrected all of my own symptoms and have never had symptoms since then, even after having my son. In recent years, I have become well versed in women’s health. Women’s health issues include all of the following and more: pelvic pain fecal and/or urinary incontinence pelvic organ prolapse (sensation of something falling out) dyspareunia (painful sexual intercourse) treatment following breast cancer and pregnancy related concerns. Here is what I know… You can recover for incontinence and begin to enjoy life again. You don’t have to have to endure pain in your pelvis. Sex does not have to hurt. Pregnancy can be less painful, feel like you have more control and lessen your recovery time post-birth. Cancer treatments that negatively impact your pelvic health don’t have to be permanent. I invite you to contact me and set up a time to talk, your pelvic health impacts your entire body…Let’s heal it together. I offer online video coaching and see patients in the clinic. Check out my website www.drearlynda.com to learn more about me and what I offer!