Darinda Dugas, DPT
Pelvic Health, Physical & Occupational Therapy
Pelvic health can be a sensitive subject and often greatly impacts the everyday quality of life of patients. I have been treating patients with pelvic floor/pregnancy/women’s health/men’s health related conditions for the past nine years, exclusively for the past six and a half years. My goal is to partner with each patient to develop a plan of care that is clear to them, that they are comfortable with, and that addresses their most important goals. Therapy frequently includes manual therapy techniques, home exercises and a great deal of education to help each patient reach their highest level of function.
Specialized areas of treatment include: urinary incontinence, urinary frequency, urinary urgency, pain during pregnancy, SI joint pain, postpartum rehabilitation, post prostatectomy rehabilitation, dyspareunia/vaginismus/painful intercourse, bowel dysfunction, fecal incontinence, and constipation. I am also trained in Visceral Manipulation which can be effective in treating conditions including: abdominal muscle separation/diastasis of rectus abdominis, urinary urgency, bladder pain, abdominal pain and constipation.
I love cooking, baking, weight training, and spending time with my family, especially outdoors. Some of my favorite places to visit are the Morton Arboretum and the Brookfield Zoo.