One-on-One
Pelvic Floor Therapy

What is
the pelvic floor?

The pelvic floor is a group of three layers of muscles located within the base of your pelvis. They form a hammock that plays a role in supporting the pelvic organs, maintaining continence, core stability, and sexual function.

Interestingly, they also play a role as a “sump-pump” for blood and lymph which helps manage pelvic swelling and congestion.

COMMON CONDITIONS WE TREAT

  • increased urinary frequency
  • urinary urgency
  • urinary incontinence (stress, urgency, functional, or mixed)
  • fecal incontinence
  • constipation
  • pelvic pain
  • rectal pain
  • pelvic, back, hip pain during or after pregnancy
  • diastasis recti (separation of the abdominal muscles often seen post-partum)
  • pelvic organ prolapse
  • pain with intercourse
  • and many more!

What to expect

We treat what we find! We work on the same things other physical therapists do but with a focus on the pelvis and surrounding areas. Sometimes it is addressing your breathing pattern and learning improved mechanics of the diaphragm, pelvic floor, and ribs. Other times we work on strengthening the pelvic floor, core, hips, and surrounding areas. Sometimes, simply learning how to relax your pelvic floor can alleviate pain. This can be done through breathing techniques, stretching, and education on ergonomics.

We also may do internal work to address tight pelvic floor muscles or to teach improved pelvic floor recruitment (again we will NOT do this if you are opposed or if internal work is contraindicated). We may teach you how to use dilators or a pelvic wand if that is beneficial. We will ALWAYS educate on how to improve your condition with simple day-to-day changes that help make a difference. These are just a few examples of the services we offer. Do not hesitate to call if you have more questions!

“Ashlynn is the best there is! There are not many pelvic floor PTs in the area and I am glad that she works in this field. Ashlynn has helped me with my every day life, makes me feel comfortable, understands me, and not only has she helped me physically but emotionally as well with my chronic illness. If there is anybody looking for an amazing PT, she’s the one! You won’t regret it.” — Karla

WE ARE IN-NETWORK WITH THE FOLLOWING PROVIDERS:

  • Medicare
  • All Carefirst and BlueCross BlueShield plans
  • John’s Hopkins Healthcare (including Priority Partners, EHP, USFHP and AdvantageMD)
  • Ash (Cigna)
  • All United Health Care and Optum plans
  • Aetna
  • Worker’s Compensation 

 

Went to see Ashlynn for pelvic floor therapy after recently having a baby and absolutely loved her!!! One on one appointments where she takes the time to listen to everything going on and worked with me to find the perfect plan to getting back to working out. Highly recommend!!! — Jaclyn

Hear from Our Patients

Brett is by far the best physical therapist I’ve ever been to. I have never had a PT that could treat my chronic TMJD the way Brett did. TMJD is tough to treat but Brett was relentless. He truly gave... read more

Pamela V.
4/13/2022

Mark has really benefited from pt at Sparks Physical Therapy in Sparks, MD. Brett is wonderful and knows what therapy to use to get rid of his pain. Would highly recommend Brett at Sparks to everyone needing pt.

Rachel C.
4/27/2022

I would highly recommend PT at Sparks Physical Therapy! Sessions are one on one and tailored to meet my individual needs. Brett is knowledgeable and provides me with exercises to do at home to continue my progress.

Laura O.
12/03/2021

Brett and Ashland were very accommodating and provided a comfortable environment for my daughter's recovery after surgery.

Nick G.
3/18/2022

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DR. ASHLYNN PARKER PT, DPT

Dr. Ashlynn Parker graduated at the top of her class from the University of Maryland, Baltimore and earned a perfect score on the national physical therapy licensing exam. Ashlynn has extensive training in pelvic floor physical therapy through Herman & Wallace. 

Ashlynn was born and raised in the Hereford Zone and is a graduate of Hereford High School. Her family has deep roots in the Hereford area, as her father, Ray Parker, graduated from Hereford High School along with five brothers and sisters.

Outside of physical therapy, Ashlynn enjoys spending time with her husband, Brett, her horse, Diva, running, hiking, and finding ways to help animals in need.

Formal Education:

  • McDaniel College, Bachelor of Arts, Major in Biology, Minor in Exercise Science
  • University of Maryland, Baltimore, Doctor of Physical Therapy

Learn more about Pelvic Floor Conditions and treatment

Hours of Operation

Monday through Thursday: 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Location

954 Ridgebrook Road, Suite 330
Sparks Glencoe, MD 21152