Why Pelvic Floor PT?
My name is Ashley Goeckner. I am from a small town in Illinois, but I ended up living in Indianapolis in 2018 to attend University of Indianapolis. Here I have had so many opportunities to grow and learn. I decided to continue my education here and now I am a second year in the Krannert School of Physical Therapy.
My interest in pelvic health was spiked when a guest lecturer, Sarah, came to teach our class about physical therapy and pregnancy. I never knew just how much a physical therapist could help with the aftermath of childbirth. I was so intrigued that I decided I needed to spend the day with Sarah and see just how she is helping her patients. While there not only did I witness postpartum women getting help but also so many other people. Sarah’s patients sang her praise and couldn’t stop exclaiming how thankful they were that someone finally was able to help them. After doing a lot of observing with various physical therapists, I have gotten to see just how rewarding the pelvic floor field can be.
I have started an independent study along with a classmate to further my knowledge in this area. The APTA has been a great resource for different courses and research about pelvic floor therapy. It has made it easy for me to find the latest articles to make sure up on the latest knowledge.
Author: Ashley Goeckner
Author Bio: I am a 2nd-year student at the University of Indianapolis. Ashley is also a 2022 APTA Pelvic Health scholarship recipient.