Dr. Nicole's Story
I was called to Physical Therapy way back in high school, but not in my wildest dreams did I think I would one day specialize in Women’s Health. It wasn’t until I became a mama myself that I realized mamas are an under-served population!
As an expecting mom I had so many questions. What exercises were safe? What laboring and birth positions would protect my body during delivery? Should I strengthen OR stretch my pelvic floor before I gave birth? The list goes on...
After my son was born, I had even more questions! Why does it feel like everything is falling out? When will I enjoy sex? How do I become strong again? And this is just the tip of the iceberg. I couldn’t believe that as a movement specialist, I still had this many questions. So I began my search for answers.
After spending my first maternity leave taking courses and learning all the things, I got my certification as a pelvic floor physical therapist. It felt amazing to have so many more tools to help expecting and postpartum moms.
I started practicing pelvic health in the hospital working with moms right after their delivery. But after trying to squeeze my own postpartum physical therapy appointments into my busy schedule, I realized mamas need physical therapists to come to them. I couldn’t help but think that if my son could nap in his own crib or play with his own toys during my appointments, I would be able to actually relax and get the most out of my physical therapy.
It wasn’t long before my husband and I hatched a plan to make in-home therapy a reality for new moms. We wanted to offer mamas the top notch care that they deserved-all within the comfort of their own home.
We're now expanding our practice and collaborating with holistic practitioners on the lakeshore. This allows us to serve women on the West Michigan Lakeshore by offering more traditional in-office pelvic floor physical therapy appointments.
We have a passion for providing holistic care for women during and after their pregnancies, and we can't wait to partner with you during your motherhood journey!
Dr. Nicole Bringer has been working in Physical Therapy since 2010. She earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Grand Valley State University in 2016 after working for several years with her Physical Therapist Assistant Associate's degree from the University of Saint Francis. She has received CAPP certification in Obstetrics and is in the process of earning her CAPP certificate in Pelvic Health through the American Physical Therapy Association. She has been a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, member of the Section on Women’s Health, and member of the Michigan Physical Therapy Association.
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