Valerie has received specialized training in the treatment of pelvic floor disorders and conditions associated with pregnancy. She has additional continuing education in the areas of incontinence, prolapse, pelvic pain, non-relaxing pelvic floor conditions, post-surgical scarring, SI joint dysfunction, lumbopelvic instability, and others Valerie graduated from the University of Utah and completed a pelvic rehabilitation internship. She is a member of the APTA’s Section on Women’s Health, the International Pelvic Pain Society, and the International Continence Society. She enjoys her profession, and genuinely cares for each of her patients, striving to provide individualized care with tools for self-management. Valerie enjoys being outside, spending time her friends and family, working on home projects, and loves being a mom.
Nikelle is excited to join the Pelvic Physical Therapy & Wellness team. She is passionate about women’s health/pelvic rehabilitation and completed an internship with Valerie Schwalbe, DPT in pelvic rehabilitation. She has experience treating pelvic pain, pelvic floor dysfunction, incontinence, pregnancy related conditions, SI joint dysfunction, lumbopelvic instability and other conditions. Nikelle is a certified Pilates instructor and enjoys using that knowledge in her physical therapy practice as she helps patients achieve their goals for restored function and an optimal, productive lifestyle. Nikelle graduated from Utah State University with her Bachelor’s degree in Human Movement Science with Honors where she also completed an undergraduate Honors thesis on the benefits of exercise during pregnancy. She received her Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of Utah in May of 2015 and lives in Bountiful, Utah with her husband.
I am thrilled to be joining the Pelvic Physical Therapy & Wellness team. My enthusiasm for the human body and physical therapy began when I was a patient myself. That enthusiasm has grown into a passion for pelvic physical therapy due to the vital role the pelvis and pelvic floor plays in key functions and intimacies of life. I love working with men and women with pelvic dysfunction and my goal is to restore and enhance function in order to return to living a pain free and active life.
I strive to attend continuing education courses in order to advance and broaden my knowledge and skill set; in order to stay current with evidence based treatment and manual skills to provide optimal care for each of my patients. My goal is to provide my patients with genuine and individualized care.
I graduated from the University of Utah with my Doctor of Physical Therapy degree and Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science with a minor in Nutrition. I completed a pelvic physical therapy mentorship and am a member of the APTA’s Women’s Health Section. Some of the conditions that I treat include: pelvic pain, pelvic floor dysfunction, incontinence, pregnancy related conditions, post-partum conditions, SI joint dysfunction, lumbopelvic instability, etc.
I enjoy outdoor recreational activities with my husband and dog, experiencing new cultures, traveling, dirt biking, running, and reading.
Valerie Schwalbe, PT, DPT
Nikelle Hunsaker, PT, DPT, CLT
Lauren Johnson - PT, DPT
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