Colleen Bickel
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Physical Therapist
Redmond, Washington
2 years of experience
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About me

I was born and raised in Albuquerque, NM. After obtaining a BFA in Modern Dance from the University of Utah, I was able to tour as a professional dancer for many years. Upon "retiring" from dance, I returned to graduate school and obtained my Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Washington. My passion has always been to understand the inner mechanics of the body. I am a certified Level 5 Romana's Pilates Instructor as well as a MELT (Myofascial Energetic Lengthening Technique) Level 1 practitioner. Through my dance, pilates, and myofascial training, I used pelvic floor strengthening components for many years, but felt l needed to further my knowledge. Following PT school, I underwent extensive training in pelvic floor physical therapy and the treatment of women's health issues. I believe in looking at the body as an entire system rather than piecemeal parts in order to treat the whole person.

Education

Doctorate of Physical Therapy, University of Washington (2020)

Languages

English

Accepted insurances
Aetna Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) Cigna First Choice Health Health Net Humana Kaiser Permanente LifeWise Medicare Mutual of Omaha Premera Blue Cross Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield Tricare Uniform Medical Plan
Service introduction

Women’s Health physical therapists evaluate and treat the musculoskeletal disorders that may occur to many women throughout their lifespan. This specialty is known to help prenatal or postpartum females but also encompasses the health concerns of ALL women. This commonly includes young female athletes or postmenopausal women in addition to prenatal or postpartum women. The anatomy of the pelvic floor includes both muscles and ligaments that contribute to supporting your organs and stabilizing your body; this anatomy is different from that of a male. This essential group of muscles can help regulate bladder and bowel processes, and promote optimal sexual function. There are also known changes that can occur in your body as your hormones fluctuate which can impact your musculoskeletal system; these are things your Women’s Health therapist has specialized training in.