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I worked with Sam to prepare to give birth, which turned out to be a game changer during labor and delivery. Sam taught me how to properly breathe while laboring and pushing, both during our sessions together and through the exercises she gave me to do on my own. When it came time for me to push, the providers on shift heavily pressured me to push on my back, holding my breath, which was *not* what felt safest for my baby or my body. Thanks to Sam, I knew that there was a better alternative for me and had the confidence to advocate for myself and my little guy, resulting in a successful delivery (pushing on my side while breathing the way Sam taught me) with no tearing. I'm again working with Sam postpartum and truly appreciate her thoughtful, whole-body perspective as she helps me to feel my best as a new mom. I highly recommend working with Sam, and I'll definitely do so again if I have another child! -CB

I found pelvio after "completing" PT and failing to improve. I was referred by my physician to a therapist employed by a large tertiary care center in Philly. I was told to seek surgical consultation when my treatment ended. Thankfully I did my own research and realized that the care I received was basic and outdated. After my first meeting with Dr. Nicole Ludwig I knew that this was going to be a completely different experience. Nicole has taught me so much and I have seen so much improvement with multiple issues I was having. I feel confident now that I don't need surgery. She is an excellent teacher and clinician and always made me feel comfortable. But the best part about Nicole is that no matter what new thing popped up or issue that arose, she always had multiple ideas and solutions for me. She never shrugged her shoulders at me like my first PT did and she never stopped finding new ways to help me. I wish I had come here first!- JD

I started seeing Sam about 3 months postpartum after a vacuum-assisted birth and third degree tearing. I had never heard of pelvic floor PT and was admittedly skeptical, but I instantly felt comfortable with Sam. I saw fast results under her care (my pain improved after the first week of at-home exercises) and as a busy first time mom it made me feel good to prioritize my own well-being. She makes it easy to talk openly about sexual health and I appreciated her outspoken passion for accessibility in women's healthcare. I wish I'd started PT during my pregnancy, and plan to see Sam again during my next pregnancy.-EH

When I was first told I had to go to pelvic floor pt, I was so confused what that even meant. I walked into my first session very nervous and uncomfortable, feeling completely unsure of what was going to happen. Very quickly, Jenna put me at ease. She was easy to talk to and walked me through what this type of physical therapy would entail and answered my silly questions without making me feel stupid. Over our time working together, Jenna has continued to make me feel comfortable. She is always sure to explain things to me in a way that is very comprehensible. I’ve become much more aware of my body and seen vast improvement in my pelvic floor pain. I’m very grateful for all of the time and patience Jenna has put into our pt sessions. -IS

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