Chelesa Mayer, DPT
Chelesa Albrecht, D.P.T., became interested in physical healing early in life, after breaking an ankle while dismounting a balance beam as a young teen. This experience motivated her to pursue a career in the healing arts. She received her undergraduate degree in Sports and Exercise Science from the University of Georgia and continued her education, earning a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Pacific University. Dedicated personal practices in yoga and qigong have helped Chelesa develop a unique style which prompts clients to find balance within their own bodies.
Chelesa creates a truly individualized experience for her clients. She focuses on rehabilitating past and current injuries, as well as identifying ways to prevent future dysfunction by educating clients on how to break free from habitual patterns. Her clients are empowered to take control of their bodies and live in optimal function through specific combinations of manual therapy, neuromuscular re-education, and simple home-based exercise programs. She works closely with each individual to develop a plan that fits within her or his lifestyle.
As a Women’s Pelvic Floor Specialist, she is able to identify and address such issues as urinary incontinence, urinary urgency and frequency, prolapse, pelvic pain, pre- and post- pregnancy pelvic floor dysfunction, intercourse discomfort and other related issues. Pelvic floor training includes the use of biofeedback equipment to heighten awareness of the pelvic floor, relaxation training, and appropriate strength training. Chelesa is a empathetic listener who understands the courage needed to discuss and take charge of these sensitive topics. She will be your partner in working through all layers of restriction that may be leading to the specific physical dysfunction you are experiencing. In addition to treating the pelvic floor, she is able to treat a wide range of orthopedic, neurological, and chronic problems with specific exercises and manual therapy to reduce compensation patterns and improve core stabilization.