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I’m not your average vagina doctor

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Hi there!

I’m so glad you found Lift Laugh Kegel. It means you’ve started to learn about pelvic health and that is the first step to a lifetime of great pee, poop, & sex.

You’re also probably wondering who I am and why I write about this stuff. Great questions!

I am a woman who is passionate about the pelvis. See, I’ve had my own problems with lifelong constipation and pelvic pain. I understand the shame & stigma that society wants us to feel because of these problems. I know how frustrating it is to go from doctor to doctor, yet not get the help you so desperately want. I believe that’s part of what has made me fall in love with this specialty.

When I learned about pelvic health for the first time during graduate school I instantly knew that I found my calling. Part of that was a bit selfish… because I believed that if I pursued this training, then I would be able to heal myself. And guess what? I have!

My own journey has taught me that it’s possible for others, no matter how long they’ve had problems. I learned to become vulnerable, to ask for help, and to create a lifestyle which supports my well-being in order for me to do what I love on a daily basis.

I adore teaching people about the most intimate part of their bodies because I believe it’s FUN not embarassing. I see a future in which children are taught these basics in school and pregnant women get preventative pelvic floor physical therapy.

My mission is to spread the pelvic health gospel & to help as many people as I can.

I’m here to support you on your journey, whether that’s through blog posts, the Vagina Weekly Newsletter, and/or virtual visits. No question is too basic or crazy!

Namaste,

Dr. Monika


My Training

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I completed my Bachelor of Health Science (2013) and Doctor of Physical Therapy (2015) degrees at Springfield College, MA. This set my foundation for holistic wellness & serving my community.

I did my residency training in women’s health at Brooks Rehabilitation, FL (2017). This is where I dove deep into the specialty & found my passion for educating clients.

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As of June 2018, I am one of less than 400 physical therapists board certified in Women’s Health nationwide. Achieving this honor taught me that hard work + passion = success.

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Beyond the resume, I am a lifelong learner and open to new insights! I love to read, listen to podcasts, watch Ted Talks, meditate, and collaborate with other healers/professionals.