Jeanne Scheele, P.T., P.R.P.C. has practiced physical therapy in Northern Virginia for 40 years and serves as the Kaplan Center’s Physical Therapy Director. Jeanne brings a high level of professional knowledge and skill to her work with patients, having practiced in a variety of challenging settings including hospital rehabilitation units, out-patient clinics for orthopedic therapy and rehabilitation, and as a home-health physical therapist.
The last 20 years has been devoted to her special interest of woman’s health and pelvic floor dysfunction. In this time, she has become a Certified Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner, one of 190 in the United States, certified through the Herman and Wallace Institute for Pelvic Rehabilitation. Jeanne holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Maryland and a Certificate of Proficiency in Physical Therapy from the University of Maryland’s School of Medicine.
As a Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner, Jeanne is certified to treat the following common diagnoses:
- Pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD)
- Pelvic pain – Levator Ani Syndrome
- Painful intercourse (Dysparunea)
- Post-hysterectomy scarring, abdominal adhesions
- Vulvodynea, vaginismus, anismus
- Pudendal neuralgia
- Incontinence – both urinary and fecal; symptoms of urgency and frequency
- Pelvic organ prolapse
- Sacroiliac dysfunction, lower back pain, groin pain, hip pain
- Myofascial pain
- Painful bladder syndrome
The first visit scheduled with Jeanne will be for 90 minutes. It will consist of evaluation and treatment. As appropriate to the diagnosis, treatment will include:
- Manual therapy focused on balancing the pelvis, sacrum, coccyx
- Myofascial release, connective tissue mobilization, scar tissue release, trigger point release, muscle energy techniques, strain counterstrain
- Internal, vaginal/rectal pelvic floor muscle releases
- Visceral manipulation
- Sacroiliac stabilization, core strengthening, gentle yoga
- Direct current electrical stimulation
- Cold laser
- Essential oils
- FSM Practitioner (Frequency Specific Microcurrent)
- Biofeedback for pelvic floor muscle awareness and training
Each follow-up visit will be scheduled for 55 minutes. All visits are one-on-one with Jeanne.
Articles by Jeanne Scheele:
• Pelvic Floor Dysfunction: 6 Myths Busted!
• Healthy Aging Can Be a Balancing Act
Click here, or on the video below, to watch Jeanne’s lecture, “Women & Aging, The Incontinence Issue”.