Hi Legacy Physical Therapy Family!
I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself as I just joined the practice this month. My name is Manali Adi. I moved here from Phoenix, Arizona with my fiancé and 2 dogs.
I have been practicing for over 2 years, and completed my Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at Augusta University, in Augusta, Georgia. My undergrad degree was in nursing. I particularly enjoyed my labor and delivery rotation during nursing school, which sparked my interest in treating pelvic health conditions.
I strongly believe that every person can benefit from seeing a pelvic floor physical therapist. In the pelvic physical therapy community, we constantly hear from patients saying
- They wish they would have known about it existing sooner
- They felt like they were the only ones going through something like this.
I want to stress that you are NOT alone!
- More than 40% of women between the ages of 60-79 experience pelvic floor dysfunction, and 50% of women 80 and older1
- About 15% of women of childbearing age in the United States reported having pelvic pain that lasted at least 6 months2
If you are interested in learning more about pelvic floor physical therapy, we would be so excited to talk to you! I can’t wait to interact with the St. Louis community and spread the knowledge about pelvic floor physical therapy.
1.Bock , Robert. “Roughly One Quarter of U.S. Women Affected by Pelvic Floor Disorders.” National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 28 Sept. 2015, https://www.nih.gov/news-events/news-releases/roughly-one-quarter-us-women-affected-pelvic-floor-disorders.
2. “How Many Women Have Pelvic Pain?” Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, https://www.nichd.nih.gov/health/topics/pelvicpain/conditioninfo/howmany.