Pelvic Floor

Women's Health Series

Why Pelvic Floor Work?

Our Pelvic Floor Womens' Health series classes are a powerful way to enhance your wellness program while receiving MFR at Monarch Physical Therapy. We teach self-treatment techniques and encourage you to make this an important part of your home exercise program to advance your own healing.

Pelvic Floor 101 is an introductory 4 week course, each 1 hour in length. This class was developed to allow for anyone to be instructed upon the basics of the pelvic floor, the fascial pelvis, and the use of MFR to self-treat pelvic floor dysfunctions.

Pelvic Floor "Going Deeper" is a 2 week course with each class 1- 1/2 hours in length. It was developed as a Part 2 to the introductory course. This is an advanced self-treatment course that allows for greater releasing and sinking into the depths of the fascial system of the pelvic floor. It is an expansion to the Pelvic Floor 101 class.

Pelvic Floor 101

Week 1
Intro to the Pelvic Floor

  • What is the pelvic floor? 
  • Pelvic balance and power
  • Sensory awareness of pelvic floor through touch and visualization

Week 2
Feeling into Pelvic Floor

  • Review Pelvic Breathing
  • Review of sensory awareness of pelvic floor
  • Relaxation of pelvic floor

Week 3
Pelvic Alignment

  • Balancing the pelvis
  • Self releases for the psoas, legs, bladder/abdomen, and pelvic floor

Week 4
Pelvic Floor Relaxation & Contraction

  • Sensory awareness of relaxation and contraction of the pelvic floor
  • Daily activities and pelvic breathing
  • Pelvic floor strengthening exercises

Pelvic Floor - Going Deeper

Week 1
Deep Release with the Ball

  • Body Scanning
  • Pelvic Breathing
  • Pelvic Relaxation/Myofascial Release using Ball

Week 2
Deep Release with Stretching

  • Body ScanningReview Pelvic Breathing
  • Pelvic Relaxation/Myofascial Release with Stretching 

Course Fees

Pelvic Floor 101

Cost: $135

4 hours of instruction ($25 per hour)
PELVIC POWER by Eric Franklin ($35)
4" therapeutic ball

Pelvic Floor - Going Deeper

Cost: $110

3 hours of instruction ($25 per hour)
4" therapeutic ball

Amber Drabek, PT

Amber has been a Licensed Physical Therapist for 20 years.  She attended Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center where she received her Master’s in Physical Therapy in 1997.  Amber’s experience as a physical therapist extends from outpatient rehab to home health.

In the Spring of 2014, she sustained injuries while on the job that led her to divinely receive physical therapy at a clinic that specializes in John F. Barnes’ Myofascial Release techniques and treatments.

In November 2014, she began her training as a MFR Therapist.  Since then, she has received extensive training in the John F. Barnes’ MFR Approach and in the Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute.

Amber now specializes in the John F. Barnes method of Myofascial Release Therapy and Pelvic Floor Therapy.