Alyssa Hariprashad PT, DPT
My name is Alyssa and my pronouns are she / her / hers. I am currently living life in NYC while maintaining a professional role as a Physical Therapist specializing in pelvic floor, orthopedics and performing arts rehabilitation. I am also a proud auntie, sister, friend and daughter.
While I was in PT school, one of my professors came up to me and asked me if I would be interested in a pelvic floor clinical affiliation. What she really said was “Hey Lyss, how do you feel about working with vaginas?” I thought to myself, “Well I have one, so why not?” Naturally, I immediately agreed. Little did I know, it wasn’t only lovely lady parts I would be working with - there were plenty of men who were having pelvic pain as well.
PAUSE & REWIND.
I recalled learning both men and women have pelvic floor muscles in anatomy, but then I started to do some research of my own and noticed that most of the marketing at the time was geared towards women. What was this new world? Regardless of gender identity, I was seeing patients with various conditions which will be discussed in this blog.
To those of you who have thought “I wish I knew about this sooner” the time is now. Humbling yourself is tough, but it is important to know I will always make a safe & comforting space for anyone who needs it.
Welcome to the pelvic world people!
My purpose for this bloG is to increase awareness for pelvic rehab. Interested? Then it’s time to press play.
CREDENTIALS // EDUCATION:
Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science | University at Buffalo
Doctor of Physical Therapy | New York Institute of Technology