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About Rehab For Her

Rehab For Her

Rehab For Her is a Women's Health Physical Therapy Center located in Kansas City.

We help our clients through sincere, compassionate physical therapy to overcome back and tailbone pain, pelvic pain, incontinence, organ prolapse, sexual dysfunction, pre and post-natal rehab, Diastasis Recti, bowel dysfunction and other ailments.

Shannon DeSalvo of Rehab for Her Highlights Three Focuses: To Educate, To Empower, and To Heal.

Home Holistic Building

Rehab for Her is located in Overland Park, Kansas in the Home Holistic Building. Home Holistic is a unique wellness center for women, families, and children that provides healing through avenues of integrative healthcare.

About Shannon DeSalvo, PT

Renowned Pioneer of Women’s Health Physical Therapy

Shannon DeSalvo is a pioneer & leader of women’s health physical therapy. Throughout her career, Shannon has specialized in female pelvic dysfunction and rehabilitation as an advocate, skilled practitioner, professor, and author.

Shannon became one of the first in the nation to be certified in Pelvic Physical Therapy.

Shannon belongs to the International Pelvic Pain Society (IPPS) and has a CAPP Certificate of Achievement in Pelvic Health Physical Therapy.

Developed the first women’s health elective course for the Doctorate of Physical Therapy program at Rockhurst University.

Wrote a chapter on prenatal health in the physical therapy textbook, “Prevention Practice” by Catherine Thompson.

Why Women's Health Physical Therapy?

Shannon DeSalvo completed her Physical Therapy degree at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1995. She found her passion for Women’s Health Physical Therapy just three years later when she was asked to develop a prenatal fitness program in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  

It was then that she witnessed the lack of treatment options available for pre and postnatal women when they experienced musculoskeletal dysfunction. After completing several hours of continuing education in the area of women’s health, she founded one of the first pelvic physical therapy programs in the region.

Career Path

Shannon DeSalvo founded one of the first pelvic physical therapy programs in the region while working at Saint Mary’s Hospital in Milwaukee, Wisconsin (1996-2002).

After a successful tenure, Shannon was hired by Olathe Medical Center to develop its first Pelvic Rehab Program and relocated to Kansas City.

She has championed pelvic physical therapy throughout her career, becoming CAPP Certified in 2007 (Certificate in Pelvic Physical Therapy) and co-authoring a physical therapy textbook “Prevention Practice – A PT’s Guide to Health & Wellness.” Additionally, Shannon became an Adjunct Professor at Rockhurst University (2013-2017) where she developed its first women’s health elective course for the Doctorate of Physical Therapy program.

Shannon remained with the Olathe Medical Center practice until 2014. She was then asked to join a private practice in Kansas City where she remained from 2014-2017 with a focus on female/male pelvic pain/dysfunction, incontinence & pre/postnatal conditions.

In 2018, Shannon opened her own private Physical Therapy company, Rehab For Her, a one-of-a-kind practice that focuses on women and the rehabilitation they need throughout their lifespan. Additionally, Shannon is a community educator on pelvic health and rehabilitation at local birthing centers & mom groups.

Credentials & Memberships

As the owner of Rehab For Her, Shannon loves her ability to provide compassionate care—getting to know the whole person to give personalized, targeted care and invaluable education. She actively adds to her skillset through a number of memberships and continuing education.

Shannon has a CAPP Certificate of Achievement in Pelvic Health Physical Therapy. Additionally, Shannon is a member of:

  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
  • Section on Women’s Health (SOWH)
  • Kansas Physical Therapy Association
  • Missouri Physical Therapy Association
  • International Pelvic Pain Society (IPPS)
  • International Childbirth Educator Association (ICEA)
  • Corinth Elementary Parent Teacher Association
  • Saint Ann’s Catholic Church

Diagnoses Treated

With over 20 years of experience in the field of Women's Health Physical Therapy, Shannon DeSalvo has the skills to provide you with expert care, invaluable education and sincere compassion. Diagnoses treated include:

Back/tailbone pain

Pre/postnatal musculoskeletal dysfunction

Sciatica

Pelvic organ prolapse (bladder, uterus, or rectum)

Vulvar pain and vulvodynia

Pain with sex, use of tampons, or pelvic exams

Pelvic pain

Bowel dysfunction

Urinary incontinence

Pudendal nerve pain

Fecal incontinence

Constipation

Diastasis Recti of the abdominal muscles

Location

Address

Home Holistic Building
7927 Floyd Street
Overland Park, Kansas 66204

Contact

Phone: 913-634-7434

October is National PT Month!

Visit us for an appointment in the month of October and you’ll be entered to win a free one-hour treatment session ($112 value)!

Each appointment is one entry; winner drawn 10/31.

Schedule Today!