Elizabeth Makous , MSPT CLT PRPC CESHenry Mayo Hospital Fitness Center
ELIZABETH MAKOUS,MSPT,CLT,PRPC, CES Henry Mayo’s Pelvic Health and Lymphedema Specialty Programs Coordinator. She has been a PT for over 26 years. Degrees from University of Florida: BS in Neurobiological Sciences, MS in Exercise and Sports Sciences in Exercise Physiology Physical Therapy, Highest Honors Specially Training Certifications: Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner Certification (PRPC) through Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT) through Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy Certified Edema Specialist (CES) Manual Therapy Background: Institute of Functional Mobilizations McKinzie Institute Mulligan Maitland Visceral Passion: Helping Men and Women with complex and challenging diagnosis Chronic pain neck, jaw, spine, pelvis, extremities Pelvic Floor Dysfunctions fecal and urinary incontinence and retention painful bladder syndromes Pelvic organ prolapse Pre and post natal issues pelvic pain including genital and anal pain, sexual dysfunctions, Lymphedema primary- due to genetics secondary-due to cancer treatments, post surgical scars or injuries Lipodema/Fat Disorders edema Neuropathy induced edema Venous Insufficiency edema Casting for Functional Foot Orthotics when appropriate. Four Point Philosophy: Establish an accurate Physical Therapy diagnosis: Based on patient history, medical study results, and thorough musculoskeletal differential diagnostic testing. Determining the many musculoskeletal dysfunctions that may be contributing to a patient's specific pelvic floor or vascular system dysfunction is critical to designing an appropriate treatment plan. Establish an individualized treatment program: Including expert manual therapy; traditional modalities including ultrasound and electrical stimulation; state of the art modalities including the Cold Laser, Physiotouch and Multi Chambered Vasopneumatic Pumps; and a home program. Establish an appropriate home program: Based on a creative team effort between the clinician and the patient such that it takes into account their abilities/disabilities, work or home schedule, and support system. Being creative is particularly important when a patient has debilitating pelvic pain or is undergoing cancer treatments. Practical and effective home programs ensure patient compliance and the best possible quality of life outcomes! Establish good communication with the patient's medical team: Including Physicians, Surgeons,Physicians Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Chiropractors and holistic practitioners. Elizabeth has enjoyed collaborating with many gifted Physician and Surgeon's from the Henry Mayo / Santa Clarita Community, the broader regions of California as well as from other states. Henry Mayo Hospital supports this rehabilitation philosophy by Providing the perfect environment and state of the art equipment for the Pelvic Floor, Lymphedema, Sports, Neuro, Hand and General Orthopedic Rehabilitation Programs. This allows the clinicians the ability to give this individualized Four point quality of care. Their commitment has further been realized by expanding to the new Henry Mayo Health and Wellness Center. Here, Henry Mayo has provided 11 private treatment rooms, several semi private treatment tables and a full Health and Wellness exercise facility staffed only with 4 year credentialed Exercise Specialist. Elizabeth would be honored if you would chose Henry Mayo’s Pelvic Floor and Lymphedema Specialty Program Therapists to join your healthcare team. We will be committed to meeting your quality of life goals!
Additional HighlightsYou Tube channel: Elizabeth Makous the Pelvic Whisperer I am the original designer of the Trigger Wand produced by Pelvic Therapies. The Trigger wand is designed for home internal anal release.
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