Today we’d like to introduce you to Jennifer Hunt.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Jennifer. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
I started my career as a physical therapist working in outpatient orthopedics. Over the years I began to narrow my focus in my continuing education and clinical work to the area of Pelvic Rehabilitation. In 2010, I opened my Pelvic PT practice in Alpharetta, GA.
I believe this specialization found me, rather than the other way around…. I never imagined I would be helping men and women with pelvic pain, urinary incontinence, sexual dysfunction, and other conditions involving the pelvic floor, but I have found my work to be fascinating, challenging, and extremely rewarding.
I am thankful for my patients’ trust in me — sharing things that can be very difficult to talk about (for most people). Their stories about their challenges are a source of inspiration and hope for others that I see down the line. For me, the text books and research articles provide the foundation and principles, but the real work and truth is revealed in the clinic, patient by patient. I love my work and am thankful every day that it found me 23+ years ago.
Has it been a smooth road?
The main struggle in my work has been the fact that a large percentage of the medical community (not to mention the general population) is unaware of the existence of Pelvic Physical Therapy. Many of my patients have struggled with their condition for years, and they say, “I wish I’d known about this type of physical therapy years ago!” It still amazes me that we Pelvic Physical Therapists must spend much of our time explaining to gynecologists and urologists what we do and how we can help with bowel, bladder, and sexual dysfunction.
Another struggle is our health care system in general. If in-network physical therapists are often required to see far too many patients in a day in order to try to make any kind of profit.
Unfortunately, the result is a significant loss of quality of care. In order to have enough time to educate and effectively treat patients, more physical therapists are having to become self-pay practices, and this is often difficult for many patients to afford.
So, let’s switch gears a bit and go into the Provenance Rehabilitation story. Tell us more about the business.
My company is Provenance Rehabilitation. We specialize in pelvic floor dysfunction: bowel/bladder pain and dysfunction, incontinence, unspecified pelvic pain, intercourse pain, pelvic organ prolapse, coccyx pain, sacroiliac joint dysfunction, endometriosis, interstitial cystitis, and other conditions involving the pelvic region.
I am most known for my success in treating painful intercourse, urinary incontinence, and pelvic organ prolapse.
What am I most proud of? The strong character of each of my staff members, our attention to and focus on quality of care, the time we take with our patients to educate and treat, our emphasis on attentive listening to our patient, and our focus on the individual needs of our patients rather than a diagnosis or protocol approach.
What sets us apart? We are located in an OB-GYN office which makes collaboration with gynecologists, nurse practitioners, and nurse midwives very easy. A collaborative approach is essential if providing the highest quality of care is the goal. Also, Pelvic Physical Therapy is what we do every day; I have close to 15 years of my career dedicated to patients with various types of pelvic floor dysfunction and to advancing my skills and expertise in this area of physical therapy.
My plan in the next year is to open a satellite office where I will be working alongside an orthopedic physical therapist and a pain psychologist. The purpose of this second office will be to provide an environment (equipment and space) where I can work with athletes who also have pelvic floor dysfunction.
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