I’m so glad you found Restore! As a pelvic floor physical therapist, I’m on a mission to help women feel their best and achieve optimal pelvic health.
My journey towards becoming a pelvic floor physical therapist began with my studies at Trine University in Fort Wayne, Indiana, where I earned my doctorate in physical therapy. While I was there, I started experiencing my own pelvic floor issues. This personal struggle sparked a deep interest in women’s health and pelvic floor rehabilitation, and it was then that I discovered my true passion. I have since dedicated my career to helping women overcome pelvic floor issues and live their best lives.
As the owner of Restore, I’m deeply committed to providing my patients with the highest level of care and attention. Creating a warm and welcoming environment where women can feel comfortable and supported throughout their healing journey is incredibly important to me. I take pride in getting to know my patients on a personal level, so they feel like they have a trusted ally by their side.
When I’m not working with my patients at the clinic, you can find me taking leisurely walks with my husband, Cory, or cozying up on the couch for a good Netflix binge. I’m also passionate about staying active and pushing myself physically, whether that means challenging myself to a CrossFit workout or going for a run. And, of course, no day is complete without a good cup of coffee! I’m a big fan of cold brew, especially during the warmer months.
Taking care of my physical and mental health is a top priority for me, and I believe it’s important to practice what I preach to my patients. Whether I’m hitting the gym or indulging in some downtime, I strive to maintain a healthy balance in all aspects of my life. I look forward to getting to know you and working together to achieve your pelvic health goals!
My favorite weekend activity is visiting local coffee shops with my husband, Cory.
Most mornings, you can find me working out bright and early at Recharge.
Despite growing up in Michigan, I absolutely hate cold weather.
My guilty pleasure is watching ABC’s reality TV show, The Bachelor.
My journey in the world of physical therapy is deeply rooted in my life long passion for movement, starting from my early days as a dancer. This passion naturally evolved into a career focused on pelvic health, especially after experiencing my own postpartum challenges.
With over tens years of experience as a Doctor of Physical Therapy, I’ve always been driven by a desire to learn and grow. My personal postpartum journey inspired me to become a Postpartum Corrective Exercise Specialist, where I learned to rebuild my core strength from the inside out.
I’m also a Pilates Instructor, which has given me a broader perspective on full body coordination, strength, and posture.
My background in movement science, combined with my firsthand experience in postpartum recovery, has equipped me with unique insights that I am eager to share with you at Restore!
When not helping ladies at Restore, I am a mom of two wonderful children, a wife, and a fitness enthusiast. Balancing my career with my personal life, I embody the spirit of an active, engaged mother and professional.
Being a mom has been one of my greatest joys and challenges. It has shaped the way I approach my profession, adding depth and empathy to my work in pelvic health. I understand the complexities of motherhood and the importance of self-care, both physically and emotionally. Practicing mindfulness is incredibly important to me. The mind-body connection is a critical aspect of healing, and an integral part of how I treat ladies at Restore.
Outside of my professional life, I love staying active. Whether it’s a session at the gym, exploring new fitness routines, or enjoying outdoor activities with my family, staying fit and active is an integral part of my life. This passion for movement is not just a career choice; it’s a lifestyle that I cherish and love share with those around me.
At Restore, I bring together my professional expertise and personal experience to offer a unique, empathetic, and knowledgeable perspective to women on their pelvic health journey.
We specialize in treating a variety of pelvic floor conditions. Whether you’re experiencing pain or discomfort during intercourse, urinary or bowel incontinence, or other pelvic floor dysfunction, we have the expertise and tools to help you find relief.
Painful sex can be physically crippling and emotionally exhausting. Whether your’e struggling to have penetrative sex, tolerate a pelvic exam, or insert a tampon, your pelvic floor is involved. Dr. Kari has specialized training to treat sexual dysfunction of your pelvic floor and help you return to pleasurable sex.
Whether you’re nervous when you cough or sneeze or avoid exercise all together, leaking can be annoying and embarrassing. You don’t have to settle with leaking because you have had a baby or are entering menopause. Dr. Kari can help you retrain your pelvic muscles to control the flow.
Do you find yourself constantly stressing to find a bathroom every time you leave your house? Leak a little if you can’t make it to the toilet in time? Or maybe you blame your frequent trips to the bathroom on your “small” bladder? Pelvic floor physical therapy can help regain control of your bossy bladder!
Everyone poops.. But when things aren’t moving like they should, it’s miserable. For some, it may be embarrassing to talk about this bowel problem, but constipation can greatly impact people’s lives. As pelvic floor physical therapists, we get it. Dr. Kari can help to get your constipation on the right track.
When the muscles and tissues that support your pelvis become weak or stretched, your uterus, bladder, or rectum can drop down from their normal positioning. You may feel a heaviness or bulge inside your vagina. It sounds and feels much scarier than it is, we promise! The good news is that pelvic floor physical therapy is proven to help.
Pelvic pain is any pain that occurs in the pelvic region. Pain may be constant, intermittent, or even worsen with menstruation. Symptoms may exacerbate with bladder, bowel, or sexual function. Common conditions include Endometriosis, Interstitial Cystitis, and Pudendal Neuralgia. In any case, Dr. Kari can help treat your pelvic pain.
Starting as early as your first trimester, pelvic physical therapy can help to decrease pain as well as minimize pelvic floor and abdominal wall issues during pregnancy. Dr. Kari can also provide guidance on birth positions, pushing techniques, and perineal massage to prepare for childbirth.
Whether you’ve had a vaginal or cesarean delivery, your body had to change and adapt through pregnancy and now postpartum. Postpartum recovery deserves a rehab plan of its own. Dr. Kari can help you recover from childbirth, rebuild your strength, and safely return to exercise.
A separation in your abdominal musculature is common during the pregnancy and postpartum time period. Whether you see a bulge down the middle of your stomach or you feel weak or “disconnected” to your abs, it’s never too late to start rebuilding strength and control of your core!
At our clinic, we understand that every woman’s journey towards optimal pelvic health is unique. That’s why we offer a range of personalized treatment options designed to address a variety of pelvic health issues.