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
  • hernia
  • pelvic floor dysfunction
  • pediatric pelvic floor
  • post-prostatectomy recovery
  • 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

I was given exceptional care by Brett. I recently was seen for an aggravating neck pain which was not getting better. Brett helped me get my neck pain under control quickly and today I am 100% better. ... read more

Majid A.
7/22/2022

I went to Sparks Physical Therapy after having abdominal separation post baby. Jesse was amazing. She showed me some quick exercises I could do every day and I saw results within the first week! She was also nice to work... read more

Emily R.
8/24/2022

My experience at Sparks Physical Therapy was wonderful. The therapists were friendly and very helpful. They did not just treat me but they explained why what they are doing to help me get better. They also provided exercises for me... read more

Michal R.
3/30/2022

Comfortable facility and skilled therapy!

faith b.
12/28/2021

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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
Jesse North

Jesse North

Dr. Jesse North graduated from Nova Southeastern University in Tampa, Florida. She was drawn to a career in physical therapy due to her love of fitness and wanting to help people return to doing the things they love. Jesse has taken a special interest in treating pelvic floor physical therapy for all genders and has extensive pelvic floor training.

Jesse was born and raised in Southern York County, Pennsylvania. She enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 dogs, being outdoors, boating, snowmobiling and four wheeling. 

Formal Education:

  • University of Tampa, Bachelor of Science, Major in Allied Health
  • Nova Southeastern University in Tampa, Florida, 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