Womens Health/Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy
What is the pelvic floor? And no, it’s not just all about the “kegel.” It’s a group of important muscles that actually has multiple important jobs within our body. Its functions include organ support, maintaining continence, sexual health, muscular stability for the entire body and also helps the body to pump fluid from veins in legs to prevent fluid retention. That’s a lot of jobs for an area that often doesn’t get enough attention.
We have a team of highly dedicated and compassionate practitioners who focus on pelvic floor issues, along with pregnancy and postpartum issues. We understand this can be a sensitive area to treat, and we can keep your more at ease by treating you in the comfort of your own home. We emphasize a very supportive relationship, with open communication between you and your therapist. Our mission is to get you back to enjoying your life the way you want.
Diagnoses we treat include:
Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
Pubic Symphysis Dysfunction
Incontinence (urinary and fecal)
Painful/tight C-Section scarring
Diastasis Recti Abdominis
Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Painful/tight episiotomy scarring
Preparing body for labor and delivery
Dyspareunia (painful sex)
Orthopedic issues related to PF dysfunction
Coccydynia (tailbone pain)
Low back/hip pain from pregnancy/delivery
Dr. Michelle Madden Benoit is a therapist who specializes in treating pelvic floor dysfunction in women thru a combination of manual therapy, movement and exercise, and education and coaching. She treats women of all ages and thru all stages of life including pregnancy, postpartum, menopause, and beyond. Michelle is a Central New York native who graduated from SUNY Upstate Medical University in 2006 with her Master’s in Physical Therapy and in 2009 with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree. She started her career in in-patient rehabilitation and then moved to a private practice outpatient orthopedic clinic. Michelle began her pelvic health training with Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute in 2011. She built a Pelvic Health following at her outpatient orthopedic clinic in NY before relocating to Charlotte, NC where she now lives. Since moving to Charlotte, her practice has focused on pelvic health.
Michelle is an avid fitness enthusiast and recently completed a Postnatal Fitness Certification. She plans on helping women bridge the gap from rehabilitation to return to sport / fitness.
Michelle lives in Charlotte, NC with her husband and three sons.