People Who We Help Include…
Who are in tune with their bodies and want to support their fertility and/or their pelvic condition using an integrated approach including mind-body and energetic tools, without the use of drugs or surgery whenever possible .
Who value self-care and nutrition, who want natural options to address their symptoms, and who want to embrace life’s opportunities for fun and movement without being sidelined by pelvic pain flare-ups or feeling backed-up with digestion.
Who want to play with their kids on the playground rather than just watching from the park bench because of pain, pelvic heaviness, or a fear of leaking.
Who want to stay active and strong even with their abdominal-pelvic condition and not let it control their weekend plans: this weekend, or any weekend.
Women Who Lead a Full Life
Who want to stay active and intimate through the decades, and not feel excluded from fun and play because their pelvic health condition.
Women Experiencing the Perimenopausal Season
Who want to experience a joyful transition into the next stage of womanhood with minimal menopausal symptoms (Hint: the menopausal transition is supposed to be positive and self-honoring, not drudgery!).
About Beth Anne...
Beth Anne Fisher empowers women in their 30’s to 50’s who experience abdominal & pelvic challenges to reconnect with vitality, strength, and confidence in their bodies, so they can move, love, and live with freedom again.
Beth Anne understands the unique challenges of pelvic pain conditions.
Living with pelvic pain and the unknown timing of flare-ups and associated challenges leaves women feeling poorly understood by those around them. The frustration of having to cancel work or social plans because of a painful period or a pelvic pain flare-up leaves a woman feeling isolated, broken, and ‘not enough.’
Beth Anne’s own wake-up call to the importance of pelvic health came from her own experiences of dyspareunia, painful periods, intermittent bladder leaking, and hip pain. She had always struggled with excessively painful periods up to this point, sometimes leaving her in a writhing mess on the floor in the bathroom at the hospital where she previously worked. At one point, doctors recommended Vicodin for her period pain, which she didn’t feel was getting to the root of the issue.
It took several years for Beth Anne to understand why and how her story, including a major childhood kidney surgery with a resulting large scar, contributed to her experience of painful periods, painful sex, leaking, and hip issues as an adult. She was always ‘wired’ to recognize and engage healing not only on physical levels, but also on emotional, spiritual, and cultural levels, in a world that saw the body as a machine that could be fixed and replaced...unless it couldn't. She knew the body, her body, was so much more: a dynamic system that was supposed to be filled with joy and vitality.
Being a physical therapist with an early emphasis towards holistic integration and self-care including nutrition, herbs, nervous system training, meditation and prayer, and mind-body medicine, Beth Anne enlisted the help of a holistic pelvic health physical therapist to address her pelvic floor issues with painful sex. While this was helpful, it was incomplete. Healing takes a village. Beth Anne also enlisted the help of counselors, a practitioner of Somatic Experiencing, and body workers of all kinds. Several years later, she encountered the practice of uterine massage and therapies, a healing wisdom passed down for generations from the Mayan healers in Mexico and Belize.
Beth Anne truly understands that pelvic pain requires an integrative approach including, but not always limited to, research-informed pelvic floor physical therapy. She understands that healing is as unique as the person experiencing it, and she is honored to be a guide and supporter to removing obstacles to the body’s natural healing mechanisms.
Her mission is to restore dignity to the female body so that women can experience their lives with greater ease and flow.
Beth Anne graduated with a BA in Spanish and a Master of Physical Therapy degree, both from Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI. She completed her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at the University of Colorado in Aurora, CO.
She is certified as a Women’s Health Coach (WHC) through the Integrative Women’s Health Institute, a Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) through the National Strength and Conditioning Association, and is trained to provide holistic uterine-based therapies as an Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapies (ATMAT) Practitioner through the Arvigo Institute.
Beth Anne is also trained in holistic hands-on therapy tools including Lynn Schulte, PT’s Post-Partum content through the Institute for Birth Healing, and Holistic Pelvic Care, Tami Kent, PT’s manual and energetic system of pelvic floor work.
Beth Anne has also studied uterine massage and Western herbalism with local herbalist Shelley Torgove, and is currently enrolled in the Visceral Manipulation curriculum through the Barral Institute to deeper her skill and practice of abdominal therapies (Completed VM1 & 2 - digestion and elimination focus- and is enrolled to complete VM3 and 4 in 2020).