Northern Nevada Medical Center has expanded its outpatient therapy services to include pelvic floor therapy. Pelvic floor therapy is performed by a physical therapist with specialized training in the assessment and treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction, including bladder, bowel, sexual dysfunction, and pelvic pain. The specialty sees a wide range of adult patients including those experiencing pregnancy and post-partum, urology conditions, gynecology conditions, and more.
The new program is led by physical therapist Carissa Francisco, PT, DPT. Carissa is seeing new patients at 1091 Steamboat Parkway in Suite 240 and patients can self-refer by calling 775-386-2244.
Carissa began her academic career at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego by receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Exercise Science. During this time she was referred to physical therapy, which is where she developed an interest in the field, specifically pelvic health. She went on to receive a Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Chapman University in Irvine, California, in pursuit of carrying out her passion of helping those with pelvic floor dysfunction.
“I enjoy seeing patients transform from a place where they are just surviving in life, consumed by their symptoms, to a place where they are thriving," said Carissa.