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“I founded this practice with the intention to bring these often sensitive pelvic diagnoses to the forefront, and heal people using evidence-based solutions that fundamentally change lives for the better. Education and spreading the word is a big part of this; after all, you are your best healthcare advocate and that means knowing ALL of your health care options.”

​​Sandra Shevlin
Founder, Chief Purpose Officer, Physical Therapist

What Makes Your Talented Therapists Tick?

While treating a sprained ankle is important, it does not compare to the impactful and life-changing diagnoses they seek to treat. That is why they have dedicated their professional lives to this practice specialty.

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Your Clinic Selection Decision

Not all physical therapy clinics are made equal.

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Silence Breaking Movement

Most haven’t heard of pelvic physical therapy. We want to change that & spread the word to stop the often silent suffering of our patients. Our goal is to bring you back to full health, make you raving fans of pelvic therapy, and have you boldly spread the word.

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Your Dedicated Team With a Bigger Purpose

OUR STORY

Founded in 2008 with a vision to have a big impact on people’s lives.

Our clinic began as a rejection of the generalist physical therapy patient mill that tacked on women’s and men’s pelvic therapy treatments – that just didn’t cut it.

People with these often life-debilitating conditions deserve better. They deserve a focused, skillful team of therapists who offer personalized attention to bring them back to health. Hence, Pelvic Therapy Specialists was born. 

Today, the clinic’s therapists collaborate with a community network of urologists, gynecologists, general practitioners, pain management physicians, chiropractors, physiatrists, and psychologists—resulting in patients who not only receive a comprehensive treatment plan, but also heal faster.

OUR BIGGER PURPOSE

A MOVEMENT
TO STOP THE SILENT SUFFERING
& EDUCATE.

Most people don’t know about pelvic physical therapy.

As a result, a large part of the population suffers, often in silence. 

We are on a mission to change this by boldly bring these sensitive conditions and their treatment options to the forefront. 

We embrace our role as advocates for people with pelvic regional diagnoses and are dedicated to educating the community.

OUR PROMISE

We pledge to continue to educate the community and increase public and professional awareness of pelvic pain and dysfunction. 

We are committed to increase our knowledge and best practices with various pelvic-related physical therapy skills in order to offer you the highest quality of care.

We will treat you as an individual. Your experience will be as unique as you are so that you never feel like “just another patient” in a patient-mill again.

YOUR THERAPISTS & GUIDES TO HEALTH

Your therapists have extensive and unparalleled pelvic focused training.

Moreover, many of your therapists have personally experienced a number of pelvic symptoms, ranging from pain with intimacy to bladder dysfunction.

They have also experienced similar feelings of isolation, embarrassment, and despair.​ In fact, it is often these experiences paired with the amazing results of pelvic physical therapy that sparked a lifelong dedication to this rewarding specialty.

Dr. Shevlin has been treating pelvic specific diagnoses for over 17 years. Sandra started her career with the nationally recognized Clear Passage Physical Therapy practice. She graduated with a clinical Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Creighton University in Omaha, and has completed over 300 hours of continuing education in Women’s and Men’s health-focused courses. Sandra enjoys various activities with her family, including: mountain biking, skiing (snow & water), running, and volleyball.
Dr. Barfield received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Colorado. She loves to integrate her outpatient orthopedic skills with women’s health and is passionate about using her expertise to allow people to function at their highest capacity in their day-to-day life and in the activities that they love. Molly is a Boulder native and in her free time she enjoys skiing, mountain biking, hiking, paddle boarding, yoga, and Pilates.
Alia received their bachelor’s in psychology and a certificate in Public Health from the University of Colorado Boulder. She is currently earning a master’s in health administration at Metropolitan State University in Denver. Alia was born and raised in Oklahoman but made Boulder her home in 2016. Alia spends her free time reading, swimming, hiking, walking her three dogs, and practicing mindfulness and yoga.

We often hear “I had lost all hope and you’ve changed by life” and there is no better feeling as a therapist.

Molly Barfield | Doctorate of Physical Therapy | Clinic Manager

“Partnering with and empowering patients to regain optimal health is exceptionally rewarding”

Liesel Jay | Doctorate of Physical Therapy

YOUR CLINIC SELECTION CHOICE

You are your best healthcare care advocate and should choose what you believe is best for you. Below is some information to help with that decision.

We built this clinic around a patient-centered approach and a culmination of best practices. Our intention: build a practice as if we are the patients, and focus our approach on how we would want to be treated.

OTHER PHYSICAL
THERAPY CLINICS

PRACTICE
TYPE

Dedicated to solely treating pelvic regional diagnoses

Primarily orthopedic
focused. Limited treatment of women’s/men’s health pelvic therapy

EDUCATION CREDENTIALS

 Extensive continuing education experience specific to pelvic diagnoses

Continuing
education split between generalized orthopedic practice areas and women’s/men’s health

TREATMENT APPROACH

Manual,
one-on-one therapy – with biofeedback and electrical stimulation as needed

Rely on
biofeedback, electrical stimulation, and other passive treatments with no manual internal assessment

CONFLICTS

Independent, not bound to any affiliated hospital or physicians

May be inpatient and/or affiliated with hospitals or physicians. Treatments stay in-house

Collective Continuing Education Courses Taken By Our Therapists:

Pelvic Floor: 

  • Advanced Pelvic Floor Topics
  • Bladder Control Basics: Adult and Geriatric
  • Bladder Control Evaluation and Treatment: Urinary Urgency and Frequency
  • Bowel Pathology and Function
  • Diagnosis & Treatment: Pudendal Neuralgia
  • Functional Applications in Pelvic Rehabilitation Part A
  • Functional Applications in Pelvic Rehabilitation Part B
  • Integrative Techniques for Pelvic Floor and Core Function: Part 1
  • Integrative Techniques for Pelvic Floor and Core Function: Part 2
  • Integrative Techniques for Pelvic Floor and Core Function: Part 3
  • Intermediate Pelvic Floor Rehab
  • Introduction to Pilates for Pelvic Rehabilitation
  • Male Pelvic Floor Function, Dysfunction and Treatment
  • Mobilization of the Reproductive System: Male and Female
  • Pelvic Floor & Biofeedback
  • Pelvic Floor Function, Dysfunction and Treatment (Level 1)
  • Pelvic Floor Function, Dysfunction, and Treatment: Colorectal and Coccyx Conditions, Male Pelvic Floor, Pudendal Nerve Dysfunction (Level 2A)
  • Pelvic Floor Function, Dysfunction and Treatment: Urogynecologic Examination and Treatment Interventions (Level 2B)
  • Pelvic Floor Series Capstone (Level 3)
  • Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction and Incontinence
  • Pelvic Rehabilitation Practitioner Certification (PRPC)
  • Special Topics in Women’s Health: Endometriosis, Infertility, and Hysterectomy
  • Sex and Sexuality in Physical Therapist Practice
  • The Pelvis: Restoring Function
  • Treatment of Bowel, Bladder, and Pelvic Floor
  • Visceral Mobilization for Pelvic Dysfunction

Orthopedic:

  • Advanced Muscle Energy Techniques of the Lumbar, Spine, and Pelvis
  • Dynamic Stability of SI Joint
  • Evidence-Based Treatment of the Hip: Part A
  • Innovative Management of the Lumbar Spine
  • Isolated Integration of the Functional Chain
  • Level 1: Segmental Spine Stabilization for Lower Back Pain
  • Lumbar Local Stability
  • Management and Treatment of Hip Injuries: Part A
  • Manual Therapy: Primary Disk and SI Joint Disorders
  • Manual Therapy: Secondary Disc Disorders
  • Muscle Energy of the Cervical and Upper Thoracic Spine
  • Muscle Energy Technique of the Lumbar Spine, Pelvis, and Sacrum
  • Pre-Arthritic Hip Disease (PAHD: Medical Classification Treatment
  • Principles of Manual Medicine
  • Regional Review of Musculoskeletal Systems: Lumbar Spine & Abdomen
  • Stability Retraining of SI Joint/Pelvic Dysfunction
  • Treatment Options for the SI Joint : Up To And Including Surgical Intervention.
  • Trigger Dry Point Needling, Level 1
  • Trigger Dry Point Needling, Level 2
  • Trigger Dry Point Needling, Level 3
  • Upper and Lower Neurodynamics

Pain Management:

  • Chronic Pain and the Challenging Patient Part A
  • Chronic Pain and the Challenging Patient Part B
  • Diagnosis/Treatment of Movement Impairments for Musculoskeletal Pelvic Pain Syndromes
  • Explain Pain
  • Integrated Approach to Pelvic Pain Syndromes
  • Introduction to Female and Male Pelvic Pain
  • Orthopedics and Manual Therapy: Pelvic Pain
  • Muscle Energy Techniques for Lumbar/Pelvic Pain
  • Pelvic Pain and Dysautonomia

Pregnancy/Postpartum: 

  • AFAA Certification for Pregnancy Exercise
  • Introduction to Caring for the Pregnant Patient
  • Musculoskeletal Considerations in Pregnancy
  • Physical Therapy Management of the Obstetric Client
  • Pregnancy and Postpartum Clinical Highlights
  • Pre-Natal/Post-Partum Exercise

Myofascial:

  • Myofascial Release
  • Mobilization for the Myofascial Layer: Pelvis and Lower Extremity​

 

Pilates/Miscellaneous: 

  • Exercise as an Adjunct to Manual Medicine
  • Graston Technique: Treating the Sensitive Nervous System
  • Outpatient Billing, SPT Codes
  • Peacemaker Mediation Certification
  • Personal Training Certification
  • Pilates Mat Exercise Certification
  • Pilates On The Ball
  • Polestar Pilates Rehabilitation Principles
  • Rehab Management Expo
  • Rezac Therapeutic Taping
  • The Patient Experience: Care Fans for Life
  • Topics in Geriatric Rehab
  • Visceral Manipulation 1A
  • Visceral Manipulation 1B
  • Women’s Health Symposium

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Our clinic serves all of the Denver metro area, including: Boulder, Louisville, Superior, Lafayette, Longmont, Arvada, Westminster, Thornton, Brighton, Erie, Frederick, Firestone, North Denver, Northglenn, Broomfield, Golden, Wheat Ridge, Lyons, Lakewood, Dacono, and Commerce City