Pelvic Floor and Core Rehabilitation - PFC
Pelvic Floor and Core Rehabilitation (PFC) is an integrative mind-body program that gives you access to the core and pelvic strength lost during pregnancy and birth.
On a physical level, PFC improves belly pooch, diastasis recti (separation of abdominals), back and pelvic pain, sciatica, incontinence, vaginal wall collapse, weakness, tightness, and numbing.
Anna McMaster PT, DPT, PRPC is a Doctor of Physical Therapy who specializes in Women’s Health and Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Human Development from the University of California, San Diego. She went on to achieve her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of St. Augustine.
Anna is also certified as a Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner (PRPC). She has focused her career in the women’s health field since the very beginning, and is very passionate about educating and empowering women through her treatment. When she is not working, Anna enjoys soaking up the LA sunshine and hanging out with her two pugs, Gatsby and Lucille.
Anna provides 1-on-1 physical therapy sessions in order to give her patients the care they deserve. Anna employs a holistic approach including traditional physical therapy methods, yoga, pilates, mindfulness, fascial, and visceral mobilization to help her patients reach their goals.
What to Expect in a PFC Session
Sessions are 60 minutes long. For optimal results, I recommend weekly or biweekly sessions for at least 6 weeks.
During Your First Session
I evaluate your current core strength by looking at your posture in walking and standing and take you through a series of basic exercises. This will also help us establish your baseline to be able to track your progress throughout your program. I check you for diastasis. We discuss your history relevant to your body and pelvis and any issues and pain that are current or recurring. Working together, we will formulate your goal(s) and create a customized program that works with your lifestyle.
During Your Program
Sessions include physical practices coupled with guided visualization. The practices are either deeply internal (cervix, vagina) or more external (pelvic floor, deep core muscles). I share a combination of hands-on practices and verbally guided practices.