Sheri DeSchaaf

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Physical Therapist
San Diego, California
13 years of experience
About me

I am passionate about helping women have strong, active, and comfortable pregnancies, maximizing empowerment in labor, and helping women recover optimally postpartum. I utilize all my training as a physical therapist and my post-doctoral training in pregnancy and the pelvic floor to help women keep a strong core/body, eliminate pain during pregnancy, and prevent common problems like bladder leakage, back pain, core weakness, prolapse, and Diastasis Recti. I completed my Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2011 and worked several years in outpatient orthopedics while pursuing specialization in pelvic floor dysfunction and women’s health PT. Even prior to having my first baby in 2016 I had deep compassion for the unspoken physical trials of new mothers, which fostered the desire to offer natural, conservative treatment options for issues that uniquely impact women. I founded SHEFit because I believe that quality care requires personalized, one-on-one attention. I and my team are dedicated to hearing your story and creating a treatment plan based on your unique situation, goals, and priorities. Each PT on my staff has completed hundreds of hours of pregnancy and pelvic floor related continuing education, and is an expert in this field. In an effort to spread the word about pelvic PT, I periodically lecture for fitness professionals, healthcare professionals, birth centers, and the public throughout San Diego County. When not treating patients I enjoy time with my 3 children, running, pilates , weightlifting, hiking, cycling on the boardwalk, travelling, and just relaxing in the San Diego sunshine!


Doctor of Phyiscal Therapy (2011)

Certification and training

Physical Therapist (2011)

Memberships and affiliations

Global Pelvic Health Alliance

Breastfeeding Assistance and Support Evidence-Based Therapy Keeping Fit Massage Pain Management Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy Pelvic Floor Therapy Pelvic Pain Pilates Postnatal Yoga Postpartum Care Postpartum Life Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum Therapy Prenatal Care Pre/Post Natal Pain and Weakness Preventative Care Sexual Dysfunction Sexual Issues Sports Medicine Telehealth Urinary Incontinence


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Service introduction

SHEFit Physical Therapy specializes in women’s health, pelvic, and orthopedic physical therapy services, with a focus on the prenatal and postpartum period. We are San Diego’s premiere physical therapy clinic addressing the physical concerns of mothers – whether you are pregnant with your first baby or 15 years postpartum from your last! SHEFit PT is your top local resource for pregnancy, overcoming pain, bladder issues, diastasis recti, core weakness, sexual dysfunction, or fitness during/after pregnancy. If you feel great and simply want to be fully prepared and empowered for pregnancy, birth, and recovery, we are your dream team! Our Doctors of Physical Therapy KNOW pregnancy/postpartum and pelvic health. We also know fitness, strength, and performance! We utilize holistic assessment of the whole body, movement assessment, strength and mobility testing, functional movement training, strength training, stretching, massage, myofascial release, neuromuscular retraining, mindfulness, ultrasound therapy, k-taping, patient education and other techniques to help you address pain and dysfunction. We strive for you to THRIVE, not just exist - we will take you past basic function to help you acheive whatever athletic or recreational goals you may have - from running a marathon to lifting your 50 lb preschooler, enjoying sexual intimacy again or sitting on a 10 hr plane flight without agony. If you are experiencing common pelvic floor concerns such as pelvic organ prolapse, urinary leakage, painful intercourse, pelvic/low back pain, or core dysfunction, we can help. At SHEFit PT we believe in a personal, individualized approach using natural, evidence-based techniques to address pain and function. We believe in taking TIME with our clients to listen and make sure all your goals and concerns are part of the plan of care. SHEFit PT exists to provide an alternative to the traditional insurance-driven model for physical therapy, and to offer our clients our undivided attention – a higher level of care that just isn’t possible in most clinics today. As pelvic floor specialists, we deal with some very sensitive issues – problems surrounding pregnancy, childbirth, menopause, bladder and sexual function – we understand that these concerns can generate a lot of emotion and can sometimes be a little embarrassing to discuss. We want to create a safe space for you to be heard and heal. If you have felt brushed-off, abandoned, or like just another number at other facilities, you are in the right place to take the next step forward. We love what we do because we empower women to conquer health issues that they have often been told are hopeless – or that surgery is their only option. If this is you, we encourage you not to lose hope! If you are suffering from bladder dysfunction, pelvic pain, prenatal or postpartum complications, mastitis, or any of the other conditions listed on our site, please contact us! It would be our great pleasure to help you recover, thrive, and win your life back! SHEFitPT was founded by local San Diego mom, Dr. Sheri DeSchaaf, DPT. Her goal is to serve the mothers of SD at the highest possible level, enabling clients to achieve whatever their health and fitness goals might be.

Initial Evlauation
Full hour one on one with a doctor of physical therapy. (no aides or assistants!) Our evaluation includes a thorough discussion of your concerns, history, and goals, as well as a global full-body (holistic) assessment and a more focused physical assessment trageting your areas of chief concern. We always assign homework!! Rest assured, we do provide treatment and specific instructions on how to start working toward your goals at home on Day 1!
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4 Visit Follow Up Package
4 Follow up sessions (individual sessions are $170) Each follow up is 55-60 minutes in length, one-on-one with yoru physical therapist (no aides or assistants). Treatment will focus on your chief concerns as well as what the PT recommends as being most important, and may include coordination training, massage, stretching, bodywork, myofascial release, exercise/strength training, education, and a variety of other techniques.
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Mastitis Package
Mastitis Evaluation + 2 follow up visits, each 55-60 minutes. Assessment of breast inflammation and possible contributers, education on evidence based management of blocked ducts and prevention/treatment of mastitis, therapeutic breast massage, ultrasound therapy, k-tape, postural training, myofascial release, referral to additional resources as necessary. Our protocol is based on the MOST recent guidelines on mastitis management (revised in 2023) from the Academy of Breastfeeding Medicine.
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