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! 

 
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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 3 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!*


RESUME

Education

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

Continuing Education:

Pelvic Floor Speciality:

  • Pelvic Floor Level 1
  • Intermediate Pelvic Floor Level 2A: Colorectal and Coccyx Conditions, Male Pelvic Floor and Pudendal Nerve Treatment and Intervention
  • Intermediate Pelvic Floor Level 2B: Pelvic Floor Function, Dysfunction, and Treatment; Urogynecologic Examination and Treatment and Intervention
  • Advanced Pelvic Floor Level 3
  • Holistic Pelvic Care (TM)- Tami Kent
  • Care of the Prenatal Patient
  • Demystifying Pudendal Neuralgia- Stephanie Prendergast, MPT and Elizabeth Akincilar, PT
  • Yoga for Pelvic Pain- Dustienne Miller, MPT
  • Fascial-Pelvis: Myofascial Release and Myofascial Release 1- John Barnes

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:

  • 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
  • DePaul Sports Medicine Symposiums, 2011-2013

Teaching:

  • 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, 2016-2017
  • Yoga for Pelvic Health: Yoga Teacher Training, internationally, 2017
  • Yoga for Pelvic Pain: Teaching Assistant for Dustienne Miller, Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute, 2015-2017 
  • Yoga for Pelvic Pain: Instructor at International Pelvic Pain Society meeting 2015

Licenses & Certifications:

  • Licensed Physical Therapist- State of California
  • Certified Women’s Health and Nutrition Coach - The Integrative Pelvic Health Institute
  • Registered Yoga Teacher (200 hour)
  • CPR and First Aid for Healthcare Professionals