Physical therapy can be a humbling experience for anyone, especially if you are pregnant. That’s why Signal Mountain resident and physical therapist Meagan Moyers opened a practice that caters specifically to the needs of women who are navigating health issues around pregnancy.
“Physical therapy during pregnancy is highly effective in addressing pain, posture, body mechanics, and pelvic floor strengthening that will not only help during pregnancy, but can help during birth and postpartum recovery,” said Moyers, owner of ResiliancePT of Chattanooga.
She admits she has a true passion for pelvic health. “My passion for pelvic health really started to take form after the birth of my second daughter. Through my personal journey through infertility, miscarriage, pregnancy, and post-partum recovery and return to fitness, I became passionate about translating my personal experiences into clinical practice, though each women’s journey is uniquely her own.”
Meagan grew up on Signal Mountain, returning to the mountain four years ago with her husband, Collin, after finishing college, grad school, and a short stint in Knoxville. They now live in Walden and have two daughters Madison, 4, and Ellie, 2. Both girls attend Signal Presbyterian Day School.
Meagan has worked as a physical therapist for 10 years, primarily working in outpatient orthopedics. She has advanced certifications in orthopedic manual therapy, ASTYM, and dry needling techniques.
“I graduated from PT school with honors from Duke University. It was at Duke that my passion for women’s health/pelvic health started to take root as I took a women’s health elective and completed my thesis on pelvic girdle pain,” Meagan explained.
For Meagan, helping women become healthy every day is a dream come true. “One of the main driving factors in my decision to open a private practice for pelvic health is the ability to see patients one-on-one for a one-hour session each visit. There is huge value in individualized care, and research has shown more efficient, faster results with this type of practice model.”
Meagan says her clinic is unique in that it features women treating women, only.
“This can include women of any age, as physical therapy can be very helpful for any pelvic floor dysfunction at any phase of life,” she said.
She believes each person has a story and there is value in listening, so her initial visit begins with conversation. “Pelvic health can be a sensitive topic, so all conversations will take place in a private treatment room that is safe and comfortable.”
Go to resilienceptchatt.com or contact Meagan at (423) 876-8991 or firstname.lastname@example.org.