Sullivan Physical Therapy

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ABOUT

Sullivan Physical Therapy specializes in women's and men's health. Women's and men's health physical therapy is defined as diagnoses and treatments which address impairments of the low back, pelvis and pelvic floor including the following conditions:

Cesarean, Episiotomy and Scar Pain

Constipation and Irritable Bowel Syndrome

Incontinence - Fecal, Gas and Urine

Low back, Sciatica and Tailbone Pain

Painful Sex and Menstruation

Pre/Post Natal Pain and Weakness

Prolapse - Cystocele, Enterocele, Rectocele, Uterine

Prostatitis, Prostadynia

Post Surgical - Hysterectomy and Prostatectomy

Urgency - Bladder and Bowel

We have physical therapists who are certified in Women's Health Physical Therapy by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties and who have received certificates of achievement in pelvic, pregnancy and postpartum physical therapy by the American Physical Therapy Association.

Rebecca Maidansky

PT, DPT

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Becky received her Bachelor of Arts degree in Environmental Studies from the University in Pittsburgh and after taking a couple years off to teach English as a second language abroad, she returned to Temple University for her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. Becky became interested in pelvic health while working in sports therapy clinics, noticing that while many patients with back pain or chronic pain would get relief, but some would still have some discomfort. After seeing her patients improve with pelvic floor physical therapy, she decided to pursue a position with Sullivan Physical Therapy. She knows that pain can become a driver in one's life, and hopes to help her patient's take back control over their own lives. She wants to help her patients live the best life that they can. Becky is from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and enjoys hiking, bouldering, exploring the greater Austin area, traveling, and watching baby animal videos online.

Kimberlee Sullivan

PT, DPT, WCS, BCB-PMD

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Kimberlee is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association. She is also a member of the National Association for Continence, Endometriosis Association, Interstitial Cystitis Association, National Vulvodynia Association, International Pelvic Pain Society, and the International Society for the Study of Women's Sexual Health. Kimberlee is board certified in Women's Health Physical Therapy by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists. She is a recipient of the Certificate of Achievement in Pelvic, Pregnancy and Postpartum Physical Therapy by the Section of Women's Health. She has received certification by the Biofeedback International Conference for Pelvic Biofeedback. In 2015 Texas Women in Business named Kimberlee Entrepreneur of the Year. The Texas Physical Therapy Association bestowed the Warren C. Smyth Outstanding Service Award to Kimberlee in 2016. Austin Woman’s Magazine named Kimberlee one of Austin, Texas’ Women to Watch for 2017.

Angela Dobinsky

PT, DPT

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Angela Dobinsky received a Bachelor of Arts in Healthcare Administration and a Master of Science in Physical Therapy from Texas State University in San Marcos. She received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Shenandoah University in Winchester, VA. After graduating, she practiced outpatient orthopedic care in California and Texas. During this time, Angela developed an interest in women's and men's health conditions and has exclusively treated pelvic floor conditions since 2010. Angela is the Lead Physical Therapist at Sullivan Physical Therapy. She is a recipient of the Certificate of Achievement in Pelvic Physical Therapy. Additionally, she serves as a mentor for the clinics Professional Mentor Program as well as a case report reviewer for Shenandoah University's Doctoral Physical Therapy Program. Angela strives to create an environment in which her patients feel comfortable discussing diagnoses that are often sensitive in nature. She is committed to providing her patients with the best care possible in order to achieve their goals.

Anissa Akrout

PT, DPT

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Anissa graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Boston University in 2006 and after working several years in hi-tech, she decided to pursue physical therapy and obtained her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2015. Anissa became interested in pelvic health after having the opportunity to learn and practice this specialty during one of her clinical rotations while in physical therapy school. She noticed how this type of therapy impacted her patients’ quality of life and therefore became fascinated and inspired to learn more. After graduating, she practiced in orthopedics and treated a wide variety of diagnoses and now at Sullivan Physical Therapy, she wants to help her patients achieve their best of their potential. Anissa is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) and the APTA’s orthopedic and women’s health sections.

Jessica Chastka

PT, DPT

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Jessica earned her Bachelor’s in Exercise Science from the University of Louisiana at Monroe, while playing softball. She received a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston in August 2015. Jessica became interested in women’s and men’s health after participating in mission trips and clinical rotations where she treated patients with pelvic floor dysfunction. She became inspired to help people who didn’t know they could be helped, and strives to work with her patients to improve their quality of life. Jessica is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association and the Section of Women's health. She and Jamille co-host a podcast about pelvic floor physical therapy called PT Below The Waist. She is passionate about spreading her knowledge about pelvic health and normalizing the way we talk about our bowel, bladder and sexual health.

Amethyst Guerrero

PT, DPT

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Amethyst received her Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology from Texas A&M University and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston in August 2017. While in school, she received the Outstanding Physical Therapy Student of the Year Award. Amethyst became interested in pelvic health from growing up in an openly communicative and matriarchal family; she realized many women needed help and didn't know where to find it. She completed a 3 month internship with Sullivan Physical Therapy where she gained further inspiration and knowledge to treat women's and men's pelvic conditions. She is eager to build an open line of communication, provide evidence based practice, and make treatment sessions directly relatable to patient values. Amethyst is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association. She has taken continuing education classes to expand her knowledge of pelvic floor anatomy, diagnoses and treatments.

Rachel Madera

PT, DPT

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Rachel Mueller received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from the University of Central Florida and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of South Florida located in Tampa. Rachel has a background in both Acute Care and Outpatient Orthopedics. While working in these settings, she discovered an interest in pelvic floor physical therapy and saw first hand the impact it could have on her patient’s quality of life. Rachel sought out a 6-week mentorship program through Sullivan Physical Therapy to expand her knowledge base and felt inspired to work in Women’s and Men’s Health upon her completion. Rachel is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association along with APTA’s Women’s Health (SOWH) and Orthopedic Sections. She values evidence based practice and strives to individualize treatment in order to help patients achieve their personal goals.

Christina McGee

PT, DPT

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Christina McGee earned a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training from the University of Iowa and Doctorate in Physical Therapy form the University of Delaware. She has been practicing in pelvic floor physical therapy since graduating. Christina is the head of Sullivan Physical Therapy's pediatric bowel and bladder program as well as the coordinator of clinical education for students completing internships with the clinic. Christina has a strong commitment to providing her patients with information regarding their condition and treatments. She feels that the specialty area of pelvic health physical therapy, particularly, necessitates open and understanding communication between patient and provider, and feels that her patients appreciate her sincere interest in their questions and concerns. Christina is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association.

Jamille Niewiara

PT, DPT

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Jamille Niewiara received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign. She received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Northwestern University in Chicago, IL. During her last clinical rotation, Jamille had a 3 month internship at Sullivan Physical Therapy. She gained interest and knowledge working in women’s and men’s health conditions and continued working at Sullivan Physical Therapy after graduation. Jamille is a member of the Texas Chapter and Women's Health Section of the American Physical Therapy Association. She has a certification in LSVT Big, an evidenced based treatment approach for patients with Parkinson’s Disease. She also pursues additional training and continuing education in pelvic floor physical therapy throughout the year. Jamille is passionate about treating patients with pelvic floor conditions and providing them with the tools and support they need to improve their overall well being. She strives to make her patients feel comfortable and assure patients they are in the right place to address their symptoms.

Lauren Steele

PT, DPT

imgLauren Steele
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Lauren graduated with her Bachelors in Biology/Psychology and a minor in Spanish from Northwest Missouri State University in 2014 and received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Creighton University in 2017. Lauren became interested in pelvic floor therapy after having the opportunity to treat pelvic floor conditions in the outpatient orthopedic setting. She enjoyed seeing not just the physical but also the emotional benefits that the patients experience with pelvic floor rehab. Lauren understands that many diagnoses may cause a patient to feel uneasy and she strives to make each therapeutic experience as comfortable as possible to encourage open communication with her patients. Lauren’s focus is to improve her patient’s quality of life to allow them to return to the activities they enjoy.

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