Your Path to Pelvic Health

Do you have bladder or bowel problems?
Do you have a leaky bladder? Do you leak when you cough,laugh, sneeze or exercise? Do you leak with a sudden urge?

  • Leaking urine is one of the most common and most embarrassing problems to live with. (Good thing we can help you. 🙂 An estimated 25-35 million people in the US suffer (usually in silence) from leaking urine, also known as urinary incontinence – 80% of these people are women.
  • STRESS urinary incontinence (SUI) ~ this is when you leak urine as you laugh, cough, sneeze and exercise.
  • No amount of crossing your legs will stop this  leakage.
  • And, as most women tell me, they are extremely embarrassed and worried that someone can see or worse yet SMELL the urinary leakage.
  • Many women stop exercising, stop seeing friends or just stop going out socially altogether because of embarrassment, worry and depression about the leakage.
Is pelvic cancer common?
Colorectal cancers are the 4th most diagnosed type of cancers after breast cancer, prostate cancer, and lung cancer.
Pelvic cancers, for women, include: ovarian, uterine, vaginal, vulvar, anal, colon & rectal cancers. Many women will undergo surgery, chemotherapy and/or  pelvic radiation to treat these pelvic cancers. Unfortunately, the treatments that save your life may have long term affects on your survivorship.
Did you know that 1 out of 6 American women is the victim of rape?
90% of adult rape victims are female. That is why we focus on helping women improve their pelvic health after experiencing rape.
Do you have sudden bladder urges that leave you running to the bathroom?
  • URGE urinary incontinence (UUI) is when you leak urine as you have
    sudden bladder urges.
  • Again, nothing is more frustrating & embarrassing than being in the middle of a store, suffer a sudden urge to pee, but being unable to hold it and then leaking urine all over yourself.
Do you have pain with intercourse after pelvic radiation?
Caused by one or a combination of changes in your vaginal tissues due to hormone changes, fibrosis or stenosis (read more below), pelvic muscle dysfunction, lack of blood flow, nerve irritation.  Radiation may cause the tissues in your vulva and vagina (vulvovaginal) to have induced vulvovaginal fibrosis or stenosis.
Why am I experiencing physical pain after rape?
The effects of trauma from sexual assault can include many different aspects of your body.   While many people focus on the psychological aspects of rape we will focus on the physical and painful aspects after rape.
Do you have constipation or leak stool?
  • Constipation is a condition in which you have fewer than three bowel movements a week, or hard, dry and small bowel movements that are painful or difficult to pass, as defined by the National
  • Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.
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  • Leaking stool (aka Fecal incontinence)
Do you have trouble with bladder and bowel changes after radiation?
These can include leaking urine or stool, constipation, and difficulty emptying your bladder.
How can pelvic physical therapy help me after rape?
Amy helps you to identify the root cause of your pelvic symptoms and provides an easy-to-follow educational program to help you start healing yourself.

You may think you are the only one with problems like these. In fact, you may not have told anyone (including your doctor) about these embarrassing and life changing issues. Many of you don’t even know why these things happen. Or perhaps, you’ve been told “there’s really nothing that can be done for you”. I am here to tell you that you are NOT ALONE. Many times these problems are related to pelvic floor muscle dysfunction and are treatable with Pelvic Health Physical Therapy.

“People know themselves and their bodies. All I have to do is listen.”
~Amy

“I don’t even know why I am here.” I hear this all the time from women and men who visit my office and are afraid this will be one more exam they will have to go through, and they will still not get help. They are embarrassed about what is happening to their bodies and want a better explanation than, “Age” or “there’s nothing to be done to help you.” However, they have decided to take action because they are tired of living with the daily pain or embarrassment of:
  • leaking urine (urinary incontinence)
  • urinary urgency
  • overactive bladder
  • night time bedwetting
  • chronic bladder infections
  • leaking stool (fecal incontinence)
  • constipation
  • pelvic organ prolapse
  • pelvic pain
  • painful intercourse
  • difficulty urinating
  • constipation
  • faulty postures
  • & pain during pregnancy
My journey helping women and men with pelvic health started with my Bachelor of Science Degree in Exercise Sport Science from Colorado State University. My passion for health and wellness led me to pursue a Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from the Medical College of Georgia.

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Amy Hill Fife, MPT, WCS, BCB-PMD

Courses & How It Works

Amy believes you deserve and are capable of self healing. Her courses are designed to provide you the knowledge, confidence and tools, allowing your body to heal at it’s own pace,
in the comfort of your own home and on your own time.

What Are the Benefits?

• Heal in the privacy and safety of your home
• Fits into a busy lifestyle
• Expert guidance
• Proven path to pelvic health

Upcoming Cancer Recovery Course!

• Support women post pelvic cancer
• Support women post radiation
• Addresses pelvic pain and vaginal shrinking
• Provides guidance through self-treatment and more.

Other Courses

Amy treats various conditions and is in the progress of creating more courses. Sign-up to receive updates about the new courses, pre-registration opportunities and other information about how to begin your path to pelvic health.

If you feel you could benefit from an at home course by Amy or would just like to stay informed, please sign up today. You pelvic health is important and the inspiration for the creation of these courses.

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