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POTTER PHYSICAL THERAPY

Meet Adriana – She is a physical therapist specializing in pelvic floor rehabilitation therapy and connective tissue disorder at Potter Physical Therapy. She has been a physical therapist for 14 years and has been specializing in women’s health since graduating from Northwestern University in Chicago in 2007. For the past 3 years Adriana specialized in connective tissue disorder and has been working with patient with Ehler-Danlos Syndrome/ Hypermobility Syndrome. As an active person herself, Adriana implements her “Mommy work outs” I with functional pelvic floor stabilization to help patients regain control over they bladder, bowel and musculoskeletal deficits. “Most people have a busy lifestyle and find difficult to make time to exercise and take care of their bodies. As a clinician I try to make my patients fully engaged during our sessions and learning about how to implement simple exercises into their daily living so to gradually adjust to a healthier, more balanced and increased control over their symptoms”.

She loves that working at her clinic Potter Physical Therapy also gives her the opportunity to provide patients with customized exercises and education that empowers them and meet their individual needs.

Adriana Potter received her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at San Francisco State University in 2004 and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Northwestern University in 2007.

She has been a Physical therapist for over 14 years with an emphasis in General Orthopedic, Pelvic Health and Rehabilitation, Temporo-Mandibular Dysfunctions, and Ehler-Danlos Syndrome/ Hypermobility Syndrome. She treats all pelvic dysfunction diagnoses, but is passionate about treating bladder conditions, perinatal and postpartum conditions. She has been passionate for pelvic rehabilitation since while at school, having her last clinical rotation on a clinic that offered pelvic therapy. She is avid to deliver the best care for her patients and to empower women to take control over the issues on their bodies.

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WHAT IS PHYSICAL THERAPY?

 

The main objective of Physical Therapy is to promote, maintain, or restore health through physical examination, prognosis, patient education, physical intervention, rehabilitation, disease prevention and health promotion

 

At Potter Physical Therapy our mission is to provide an individualized assessment with varying connective tissue disorders, pelvic floor dysfunction as well as general orthopedic issues. We feature one on one sessions in a private room for 1 hour (shorter sessions are available upon request). 

Most insurances cover for physical therapy services contact our office for more details on your specific plan. 

WHAT IS PELVIC FLOOR MUSCLE DYSFUNCTION?

The pelvic floor consists of several layers of muscles that cover the bottom of the pelvic cavity. These muscles have several distinct roles: support the pelvic organs, the bladder, uterus and colon within the pelvis; assist in stopping and starting the flow of urine or the passage of gas or stool; and aid in sexual appreciation. Dysfunctional muscles of the pelvic area can cause any of the following:

  • Urge/Stress/Mixed Urinary Incontinence

  • Urinary Retention, Frequency, Urgency

  • Interstitial Cystitis

  • Painful Bladder Syndrome

  • Prolapse, Post Prolapse Repair

  • Fecal Incontinence

  • Constipation

  • Vestibulitis, Vulvodynia, Vaginismus

  • Coccydynia, Sciatica, Hip Pain

  • Back Pain

  • Pudendal Neuralgia

  • Painful Intercourse (Dyspareunia)

  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)

  • Pregnancy, and Postpartum pain

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CONNECTIVE TISSUE DYSFUNCTION

Connective tissue disorders are a group of complex conditions affecting the soft tissue in our body. Depending on the cause of your tissue dysfunction and your doctor’s recommendations, physical therapy may be prescribed to help your body recover and heal.

Some examples of connective tissue diagnoses are:

 

  • Ehrler-Danlos Syndrome

  • Hypermobility Spectrum Disorder

  • Scleroderma

  • Fibromyalgia

  • Polymyositis

  • Lupus

  • Rheumatic Psoriasis

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis

  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica

  • Bursitis

  • Lyme Disease

  • Dysautonomia

  • POTS Syndrome

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General Orthopedic Diagnosis

Most of the Physical Therapist graduate with  Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy and have the knowledge and skills to treat any orthopedic issues.

Adriana has over 12 years of experience of general orthopedic issues as well the specialties listed above.

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