"Dear Gail, I want to thank you for all your help after my recent robotic prostatectomy. As a physician who practiced for more than 40 years I often had female patients with urinary incontinence and some male patients post prostatectomy whom I recommended Kegel exercises to. I wasn’t really sure how to do the exercise and usually told them to read about it online. It wasn’t until I underwent the prostatectomy myself and understood the importance of pelvic floor therapists and the importance of doing the exercises correctly. You made me feel completely comfortable and the biofeedback was extremely helpful. I was able to regain continence after only 6 weeks post op and the exercises were helpful from a sexual standpoint as well. I would recommend men who are undergoing prostatectomy to begin seeing you one month before the procedure to start therapy. If any of your male patients would like to talk to me about my experience I would be glad to help. Thank you again for your superb care. Allen Sklaver MD,FACP"
“Natalie, I would like to thank you for the excellent care you provided me during a difficult recovery after surgery. You are perfectly suited to Pelvic Health and were a great teacher. I would highly recommend your practice. Thank you again.”
Hi Gail, I recently referred a patient to you. She didn’t feel comfortable at our office since you need to walk through the gym to get my room. I explained your clinic set up to her and she felt more comfortable with that. I [personally] came to Gail during my third trimester with my second child, due to hip pain and vaginal irritation. She confirmed my thoughts that this was due to tightness in my pelvic floor muscles. As a physical therapist myself it was important for me to find someone that was knowledgeable and experienced in treating pelvic floor dysfunction during pregnancy. Gail went above and beyond my expectations. She was extremely professional. In just three sessions she was able to relieve my discomfort and improve my quality of life. I highly recommend her to anyone experiencing pelvic floor dysfunction. - E.W
“I am a physical therapist and found myself dealing with some incontinence issues after having three children, two of which were caesarean. I tried doing kegals with no success. In fact, my issues kept worsening. One of my own clients told me about Gail and how much she had been helped. As a very modest individual, I was nervous about the thought of internal pelvic floor therapy. However, being in my early 40’s also knew I didn’t want to live with incontinence forever. Gail is amazing! She helped me understand that my pelvic floor muscles were already tight and needed to relax before I could expect them to contract and do their job. In just six visits, I have regained control of my pelvic floor muscles and am so glad I chose to go to Gail. She is very personable and put me at ease despite the sensitive nature of her work. I highly recommend Gail!!! K.C, PT”
I am an MD with subspecialty board certification. I had a robotic surgical radical prostatectomy (complete removal of my prostate due to very early low grade prostate cancer). I made it my business to do the research and opted to have surgery with one of the busiest well respected surgeons in the country. This surgeon had one of the lowest rates of post-op incontinence and erectile dysfunction of any I read about. Any surgeon’s office that does a substantial amount of prostate surgery will emphasize the enormous importance of doing pre-op and post-op pelvic floor rehabilitation. I was operated on November 2017 and I had the usual and anticipated incontinence and erectile dysfunction (ED). I was prepared by the surgeon and his staff to expect this during the first year. I was so thankful that my local Urologist directed me to the offices of Gail O’Neil and Sharon Warwick. Gail is one of the best Physical Therapists with very concentrated experience in pelvic floor issues and especially these issues in postoperative men. Although I worked on my own to prepare for surgery pre-op with Kegel exercises, post operatively Gail worked with me and made me realize the variety of ways the pelvic floor muscles move and constrict in order to control bodily functions we of course all take for granted. The anatomy “down there” is really complicated and once you understand this it really helps with your recovery. Gail works with you using bio-feedback in the office so that you actually see that you are re-activating and re-training your pelvic floor muscles correctly. I followed Gail’s instructions over the next several months postoperatively and my incontinence as a result was short lived. The incontinence is almost always correctable with well-done pelvic floor therapy. Gail’s supervision provided through my postoperative period is largely responsible for my good outcome. When the surgeon does the dissection to remove the cancerous prostate, the nerve plexus innervating the penis travels over and around the area needing to be dissected. Postoperative erectile dysfunction is a second problem that good pelvic floor therapy can help. The amount of prostatitis companying the prostate cancer may be to an extent that the nerve plexus is damaged during dissection. In this case, erectile dysfunction may take longer to correct or in some cases may not be correctable. Kind regards,
"I am a Board Certified specialist/subspecialist in Ob/Gyn and Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery. I see women every day with significant pelvic disorders, most of whom have never heard of nor been referred for pelvic therapy. It is always a pleasure seeing them after receiving therapy to document their improvement. I have been sending patients to Sharon and Gail for many years with great success and always feel confident in their ability to help my patients. I am happy also that Katie has joined them, as my patients have also done very well with her treatment. It is my great pleasure to highly recommend them, and to continue referring my patients to them for therapy."