Dr. Alyssa Hariprashad
Topic of talk: Pelvic floor physical therapy and what it entails!
Dr. Alyssa Hariprashad is a dedicated healthcare practitioner who believes in the promotion of preventative care in rehabilitative medicine. Alyssa began her career by earning a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from the University at Buffalo and a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from New York Institute of Technology. She applies an evidence-based and holistic approach to wellness, with a focus on interventions that meet the changing needs of her patients and help prevent future injuries. Alyssa has worked with many complex patient care conditions in both orthopedic injuries and neurological conditions and finds solutions to challenging ailments. She enjoys treating different kinds of populations, particularly post-surgical rehabilitation, pelvic floor dysfunction and gender reassignment surgical rehabilitation. Her effective communication with medical practitioners ensures that her patients’ post-operative care is tailored to each individual and sets her apart from others. She believes in an individualized approach to care, and strongly promotes patient education to enhance awareness and prevention of injuries. Alyssa is studying to become a pelvic floor certified specialist in the near future. She is also the creator of "The Pelvic Floor Playbook" which is a blog / Instagram page which advocates for all people who want their stories and voices to be heard. Pelvic floor rehabilitation awareness is a topic that holds near and dear to her heart and it is unfortunately the type of physical therapy that gets overlooked. She is looking to change this by advocating for her patients.