My name is Casie Danenhauer, Doctor of Physical Therapy and I believe that the pelvic floor and pelvic health should no longer live in mystery, hideout in shame, be a source of torture, or be taboo conversation! 

 

As someone with a history of pelvic floor dysfunction and pelvic pain, I have found that a holistic approach to wellness is the most efficient and effective path towards pelvic health - and towards more awareness of health in general.  For me, this holistic approach is rooted in my yoga practice and my experience as a pelvic floor physical therapist.  

I’m grateful to have the opportunity to spread the word about the pelvis and to help people experience less disability around pelvic floor dysfunction.  When I’m not embarrassing my friends by talking about vaginas or pooping at the dinner table you’ll find me on an airplane headed towards adventure, visiting my 6 year old niece, or snuggling up at home with my kitties.

*Check out my resume below and My Blog page for a more detailed outline of where I’ve been and what I’ve done!*

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RESUME and CURRICULUM VITAE

Education

Doctor of Physical Therapy (2010), University of Illinois at Chicago
Bachelor of Science (2007), DePaul University, Chicago, IL

Teaching Experience:

  • Pelvic Floor Workshops: "Mind, Body, Core, and the Pelvic Floor" and "Yoga for Pelvic Health" workshops, nationally, 2015- present.

  • Retreat to Your Root: An Immersion into Yoga for Pelvic Health, nationally, 2016-present.

  • Yoga for Pelvic Health: Yoga Teacher Training Curriculum: Amber Cook and Diana Oppenheim, internationally, 2017.

  • Yoga for Pelvic Health: Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training Curriculum: Jennica Joyce Yoga, 2017.

  • Yoga for Pelvic Pain: Teaching Assistant for Dustienne Miller, Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2019.

  • Womb Yoga, Well-Woman Yoga Teacher Training with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli, 2019.

  • Pelvic Floor Level 1: Teaching Assistant for Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute, 2018.

  • Yoga for Pelvic Pain: Instructor at International Pelvic Pain Society meeting 2015.


Continuing Education:
Pelvic Floor Speciality :

  • Pelvic Floor Level 1: American Physical Therapy Association.

  • Intermediate Pelvic Floor Level 2A: Colorectal and Coccyx Conditions, Male Pelvic Floor and Pudendal Nerve Treatment and Intervention: Herman & Wallace Rehabilitation Institute.

  • Intermediate Pelvic Floor Level 2B: Pelvic Floor Function, Dysfunction, and Treatment; Urogynecologic Examination and Treatment and Intervention: Herman & Wallace Rehabilitation Institute.

  • Advanced Pelvic Floor Level 3: Herman & Wallace Rehabilitation Institute.

  • Holistic Pelvic Care (TM): Tami Kent.

  • Care of the Prenatal Patient: Medbridge Education.

  • Demystifying Pudendal Neuralgia: Stephanie Prendergast, MPT and Elizabeth Akincilar, PT.

  • Yoga for Pelvic Pain: Dustienne Miller, MPT.

  • Assessing & Managing Respiratory Connections from the Upper Cervical Spine to the Pelvis; Susan Clinton.

  • Womb Yoga/ Well-Woman Yoga Teacher Training; Uma Dinsmore-Tuli.

  • Fascial-Pelvis: Myofascial Release; Myofascial Release ; Unwinding; Women’s Health Seminar: John Barnes.

  • Assessing and Managing Respiratory Connections from the Upper Cervical Spine to the Pelvis.

Orthopedic and Other :

  • Myofascial Decompression Techniques Level 1.

  • Soft Tissue Mobilization- Advanced Applications.

  • Mobilization and Manipulation of the Thoracic Spine and Ribs: Techniques and Evidence.

  • Therapeutic Yoga: Bridging the Ancient Practices with Traditional Therapy PracticesMyokinematic Restoration: An Integrated Approach to Treatment of Patterned Lumbo-Pelvic-Femoral Pathomechanics.

  • Myokinematic Restoration: The Pelvis.

  • Integration of Joint Mobilization/Manipulation and the Diagnosis and Treatment of Movement System Impairments of the Lumbar Spine.

  • Mobilization and Manipulation of the Thoracic Spine and Ribs: Techniques and Evidence.

  • Manual Therapy and Exercise for Cervical Spine Disorders.

Professional Conferences:

  • Symposium on Yoga Therapy and Research, 2019.

  • A Chronic Pain Management Conference for Healthcare Professionals: A Paradigm Shift, 2017.

  • International Pelvic Pain Society Meeting, 2014-2015.

  • American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meetings, 2009, 2011, 2018.

  • DePaul Sports Medicine Symposiums, 2011-2013.

Licenses, Certifications, and Professional Associations:

  • Licensed Physical Therapist in California and New York.

  • Certified Women’s Health and Nutrition Coach: The Integrative Pelvic Health Institute.

  • Registered Yoga Teacher (200 hour).

  • Reiki Master.

  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), Sections on Women’s Health and Private Practice.

  • International Association of Yoga Therapists.

  • Member of Global Pelvic Health Alliance: Pelvic Guru.

  • CPR and First Aid for Healthcare Professionals.