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Here are the most commonly treated issues at Concept Pelvic Health.
• Incontinence (urinary and fecal) • Pelvic pain • Post-partum issues
Concept Pelvic Health Keller physical therapist lls need with specialty S tefanie Long’s physical therapy practice opened in January 2021 in Keller under Long said they consider them- selves manual therapists, which means they do hands-on treat- ments. Treatments include exams, dry needling, functional movement exercises and more. Physical therapist Stefanie Long demonstrates treatment on patient model Natalie Moore. (Karen Chaney/Community Impact Newspaper)
Physical therapist Stefanie Long owns Concept Pelvic Health. (Courtesy Stefanie Long)
the name Concept Therapy and Wellness. But since opening, she said she only treated women with pelvic health issues. She initially left herself open to treating other ailments but ended up changing the name of her practice this year to Concept Pelvic Health, she said. “I was worried if [a pelvic health focus] would work out, but it did better than I imagined,” Long said. “There is a lot of need out there.” Long said she chose her career path while in high school after receiving treatment then shadowing a physical therapist while taking a health science technology course. She earned a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Hardin-Sim- mons University in 2008 and practiced as a physical therapist for four years. In 2012, she experienced incon- tinence and pelvic pain following the birth of her rst child, and her career focus shifted. “I saw a need in myself, and going to [pelvic oor physical] therapy I saw how much they can help, and that’s when I realized I need to help other women,” Long said. Long said she treats women for anything related to pelvic health, such as incontinence, urgency and frequency of urination, constipa- tion, painful periods and post-par- tum issues.
“Instead of having you on the table doing Kegels, I’d have you doing squats,” Long said. “My patients aren’t experiencing leaking when they are lying on a table. They’re experiencing leaking when they are squatting, jumping, running.” This year, in addition to the name change, she added a physical therapist and moved to a newly built medical oce, which has four patient rooms. With the addition of Kinsey Worley, who also has a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree, the oce now provides pediatric pelvic health therapy. Long said they treat bed-wetters, those who are delayed at potty training and withholders— or “those who won’t poop on the potty.” When the practice opened, Long said most of her patients came to her via local doctor referrals. She said she now receives many patient referrals. Regarding what causes patients to return, she said, “hopefully they don’t come back. I’m not looking for a lifetime patient necessarily.” “I’ve become clear as to what our mission is: to help women live a life unhindered,” Long said.
Concept Pelvic Health 1801 Rufe Snow Drive, Ste. 200, Keller 817-393-7020 www.conceptpelvichealth.com Hours: early morning, evening and lunchtime appointments available. Call to schedule an appointment. Stefanie Long (left) coaches Natalie Moore. (Karen Chaney/Community Impact Newspaper)
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KELLER ROANOKE NORTHEAST FORT WORTH EDITION • JUNE 2022
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