Kailie with her husband Tyler and their daughters', Oakley and Lillian.
Meet Dr. Kailie Denham, DPT
Hello! I grew up on a small farm in Elk, Washington. I graduated from Riverside High School in Deer Park, WA where I played tennis and soccer. When I was 15 years old I tore my ACL playing soccer and had reconstructive surgery. It was during my rehabilitation that I discovered physical therapy. I received my bachelors degree in 2004 from Eastern Washington University in Human Biology and then went on to graduate school at Eastern Washington University, where I received my Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2007. I have worked in the geriatric setting for 10 years, but it wasn't until 2014 when I became pregnant with my first child, that I discovered my true passion in the area of women's health.
A textbook pregnancy followed by an almost perfect vaginal delivery should leave me with a perfect, uncomplicated, postpartum experience, right? Wrong!!!! Soon after delivery of my daughter, I discovered that I had stress urinary incontinence, diastasis rectus abdominis and a symptomatic grade 2 cystocele. I immediately began my own pelvic rehabilitation and further continuing education. No more stress urinary incontinence, my diastasis is improving and I have no symptoms of a prolapse, however, It is still a grade 2. Thankfully, most of my improvement came in my first and second postpartum year all while participating in my exercise of choice, CrossFit-modified as needed!
I am a pelvic floor physical therapist dedicated to women. I want to empower you through education. I feel that postpartum education and care for women is severely lacking and I am striving to change this in my community. I have continued education from Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute, Julie Wiebe, PT and Postpartum Corrective Exercise Specialist Certification, to name a few. I treat pelvic dysfunction including but not limited to prolapse, pelvic pain, bowel and bladder incontinence and diastasis rectus abdominis in pregnancy, postpartum and the athletic female. When I am not working, I enjoy traveling, CrossFit, backpacking, rock climbing and anything outdoors with my husband and daughter. We are looking forward to adding to our family in October 2019! I have a special interest in the athletic female, especially those with prolapse and some of my favorite clients to work with! I give glory to God for this amazing opportunity and my many blessings. I look forward to supporting you while helping you reach your goals!
Thank you, Kailie
Specialty Courses Kailie has taken:
The Masgutova Neurosensorimotor Reflex Integration (MNRI®) Method
MNRI® Dynamic and Postural Reflexes Certification
MNRI® Archetype Movement Integration
MNRI® Introduction to Intronauts and Infant Reflexes
MNRI® Proprioceptive and Cognitive Integration
Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute
-Pelvic Floor 1
-Pelvic Floor 2A
-Pelvic Floor 2B
-Pelvic Floor Capstone
Hypopressive Certification Level 1
Postpartum Corrective Exercise Specialist Certification
Julie Wiebe's Female Athlete: "Ready for impact and high-intensity?"
Julie Wiebe's "Diaphragm/pelvic floor piston for adult populations"
-American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
-Section on Women's Health
-Idaho Physical Therapy Association
The Mission of Her Physical Therapy and Wellness is to provide our clients with up to date, evidenced-based pelvic floor physical therapy. We have two goals:
1) Empower women through awareness and education regarding pelvic health.
2) Prevent and minimize pelvic floor dysfunctions in women, throughout the lifespan!