Serving the southeast houston area
Serving the southeast houston area
It wasn’t until the birth of my daughter in 2019 that my physical therapy career would change directions. After spending 10+ years in Orthopedic PT, I decided to take leap of faith. After childbirth I was left with pelvic pain, urinary incontinence, and diastasis recti. Here I was with a new born baby, pelvic pain, and lacked the knowledge to help myself. All I would hear is “Welcome to motherhood. Peeing on yourself is the rite of passage to being a mother.” Well that wasn’t good enough for me. This led me on a feverish pursuit to gain knowledge of the pelvic floor and associated treatment concepts. Blending my love for orthopedics with the skills gained from my exhaustive research and advanced education in pelvic floor therapy, Empower Pelvic Health was born! Knowledge is power, and there is an immense amount of freedom for people when they are supported and guided to truly understand themselves. This is my passion, to empower each of you because no one should suffer in silence!
Brittany Sudbrook received her Master’s of Science in Physical Therapy at Texas State University and is a fellowship trained Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapist. Brittany is a faculty member of the Manual Therapy Institute, a post-doctorate fellowship program teaching physical therapist advanced problem-solving and hands-on manual therapy skills. She has taught continuing education courses to hundreds of physical therapist nationwide. When not treating patients or teaching, Brittany enjoys spending time with her husband, Michael, daughter, Audrey, and their lab, Tula.
I first learned of pelvic floor physical therapy while in PT school. An immediate interest formed that continued to grow through research, shadowing therapists, and discussions with both my sister (a physician pursuing a specialty in gyn-oncology) and professors that specialized in pelvic floor physical therapy. I had the opportunity to do a rotation in which I worked with women and men experiencing a variety of pelvic floor dysfunctions and was able to expand my treatment skills to encompass everything from diastasis recti to bowel dysfunction. Ultimately, my passion for pelvic floor physical therapy is based in my desire to treat issues at the core of so many basic everyday functions. I enjoy working holistically with both men and women to determine the root of pelvic floor dysfunction/pain and I hope to empower and equip my patients to invest in their own health and wellness.
Dr. Catherine Seifert received her Bachelor’s of Science in Kinesiology from Texas Woman’s University and her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Texas Medical Branch. She was born and raised in Houston, TX. In her spare time, Catherine enjoys traveling with her husband of 6 years, hiking, playing racquetball, and spending time with family, friends, and her dog.
I first learned about pelvic floor physical therapy through my sister, who was a patient here at Empower Pelvic Health after the birth of my niece. I had been exposed to the birthing field for many years as I had the honor of attending my nephew’s homebirth and learn about birth from my sister, who has worked as a doula. When the opportunity arose to become the patient care coordinator here, I knew immediately I was interested. I have worked in the customer service field for most of my adult life and have always enjoyed the ability I had to love people in small ways and in small moments. Through my work here at EPH, I have been able to witness the way in which pelvic floor physical therapy can empower both men and women, and I am so thankful for the care I get to show our patients through my work.
Emily received her Bachelor of Science degree in Recreation, Park and Tourism Sciences from Texas A&M University in 2018. At the same time, she received her Undergraduate Certificates in Tourism Management, Youth Development and Event Management as well as her Minor in Psychology. In her free time, Emily enjoys reading and watching movies, especially horror, as well as spending time with her family, friends and two pups, Milo and Penelope.