Rebuild

your confidence.

Resume

your life.

Reclaim

your normal.

You probably don’t think about it much, but you have a pelvic floor. Everyone does! 

 

Pelvic health is essential for sex, physical activity, and everyday comfort.

 

When something’s wrong with your pelvic floor, you may find yourself missing out on activities you once loved. 

Dr. Katherine Shephard

PT, DPT

Simple things like playing, dancing, or lifting could become uncomfortable. 

 

Even worse, you might get the impression that there’s nothing you can do!

 

Friends, advertisements, and even medical professionals might tell you to just “get used to it.”

Don’t resign yourself to discomfort. Resolve to make a change.         

 

You might not feel like you did before - you might feel even better. 

 

Work with us to find your New Normal.

Work with Dr. Shephard to establish a plan to get from where you are to even better. Seek answers to your questions and receive guidance.

Patient can be anywhere in the world!

Consultation

Pelvic floor physical therapy allows us to address symptoms and find improvement.

Available to patients based in Minnesota!

Physical Therapy

What we treat

Leaking

It’s common to deal with pee leakage after giving birth - but you shouldn’t have to deal with it forever. Let’s work together so you can run, jump, laugh, drive, work, and play without a second thought.

Bowel movements

Everybody poops, and to the greatest extent possible, it should be an uneventful process. If there’s something about your bowel movements, or lack thereof, that’s on your mind, let’s talk.

Pain when getting it on

Talk to me about your relationship to sex. If you’re dealing with discomfort, we can work to improve your intimate experience. Let’s make sex something to look forward to.

Ab separation (DRA)

The process of pregnancy can change your abdominal muscles in ways you may not be a fan of. Maybe you feel like you’ve lost your connection with your body. We can work together to improve strength, connection, and function.

Kids wetting the bed

Too often parents are told to wait until their kids grow out of it. 

But as soon as age 4 or 5, we can talk about ways to stay dry until sunrise.

Kids leaking

Wetting during the day can be a major frustration - but they’re not doing it on purpose. The good news is that we can give them a path to confidence and continence.

Etc.

Pain with sitting

C-section recovery

Abdominal pain

Groin pain

Tailbone pain

SI pain

Testicular pain

Katherine Shephard, PT, DPT is driven by a passion to help people through improving pelvic floor health, which she believes has been overlooked and under-treated for too long.  

 

After acquiring her BA in Politics and International Relations from Scripps College, she tried out various careers - from coaching golf to selling granite monuments - but upon learning about physical therapy, she knew she had found her true calling.

  

Not wanting to lose any more time, she threw herself into her doctoral studies at the University of St. Catherine in St. Paul, Minnesota. While there, other parts of her life continued to grow and change: she welcomed two daughters over the course of finishing her studies.

 

She lives in Minnesota with her spouse and three children. She loves cooking, watching musicals, traveling, and sleeping through the night.

 
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