As the co-founders of Embody Physiotherapy & Wellness, Rebecca Meehan and Susan Clinton combine our experience in outpatient and specialty PT, a dedication to pro-active preventive and wellness care, rehabilitation after injury or illness, and the ability to offer more tools to our clients through personized, integrative, and holistic treatment and education. Our mission: Working with you after illness or injury or to PREVENT injury or problems, our goal is to help our patients and clients optimize their painfree function, health, ability, and confidence in their body.
PTs are experts in body function and movement. In addition to experience in general health and wellness, Susan and Rebecca have specialist training and certifications in:
- Women’s Health and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction (which includes pelvic floor and GI dysfunction in women, men, and children)
- Real Time Ultrasound (RTUS) to assess and train or retrain musculoskeletal problems, including Pelvic Floor dysfucntion, incontince, PF prolapse, and Diastasis (DRA)
- Orthopedic and Manual Therapy
- Medical Therapeutic Yoga
- Bone Health
We have special interests in pelvic and GI health, persistent pain, pre and postnatal problems and wellness, and cancer-related issues, and work with individuals with problems related to arthritis and joint problems, headaches, TMJ, and neck and spine problems that develop during daily life, illness, or in performing arts and sports-related activities.
What we offer our clients and patients:
- We help you meet YOUR goals for best health, movement, strength, and function with less or no pain.
- One-on-one customized program that will evolve as you change while working with Rebecca or Susan your entire visit.
- Support, knowledge and treatment based on assessment at your first visit and constant re-assessment.
- Integrated and functional medicine, and a team approach with your medical team, nutritionist, counselor, and any alternative practitioners you work with
- “Bodies in motion tend to stay in motion." If your goal is to feel better, move better, and live better, we can help.
IF YOU CANNOT BOOK DURING NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS:
We are able to offer a flexible appointment schedule. Please call (412) 259-5342 or email email@example.com for an appointment
Rebecca M. Meehan
PT, WCS, PYT
Rebecca received her BSPT from the Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University in 1982 and has been learning from her patients and colleagues, expanding her practice knowledge, and learning ways to help her clients move and be better since that time. She has ABPTS Women’s Health Specialization, and is a Medical Therapeutic Yoga® (MTY) provider and practitioner through the Professional Yoga Therapy Institute. Her interest and passion for wellness, prevention, and integrative health led to her study of MTY, as well as Bones for Life® and Franklin Method, and she incorporates this knowledge into her work with individual clients as well as in the movement and yoga classes she teaches. Rebecca believes that as “anatomy and movement experts”(APTA), PTs can provide a bridge between rehab and the gym, community fitness, yoga or pilates classes, and the Yoga classes that she teaches offers that bridge to her students and clients. In addition to use of Yoga, Ayurvedic philosophy, Rebecca utilizes manual therapy techniques for spine and joints, visceral mobilization techniques, and varied mobility, strength, and balance building strategies to help her clients meet their goals.
Rebecca enjoys working with Physical Therapy and other students, teaching Healthcare and fitness professionals, and teaching in the community. She is a participant with the Birthworkers of Western PA, the APTA, the Section on Women's Health, and the PPTA, and teaches in the PYTI program.
In her time out of the office, Rebecca enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends, and uses gardening, bicycling, yoga, and cooking as "therapy".
"We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence therefore, is not an act, but a habit. " Aristotle.
Susan C. Clinton
PT, DScPT, OCS, WCS, COMT, FAAOMPT
Susan currently practices in Sewickley, Pennsylvania and is the co-owner and founder of Embody Physiotherapy and Wellness, LLC. Susan is active in teaching and research as an adjunct instructor for the University of Pittsburgh, Chatham University and Slippery Rock University. Additionally, she is an international instructor and presenter of post-professional education in women’s health and orthopedic manual therapy. Her research activities include publications on chronic pelvic pain and clinical practice guidelines for the APTA Section on Women's Health and Orthopedic Section. Susan is active with the American Physical Therapy Association, serving in governance as a local delegate and alternate delegate, and as the Chair of the Clinical Practice Guidelines steering committee for the Section on Women’s Health. She is an inaugural BOD member of the non-profit Women’s Health Global Initiative. Susan enjoys walking / hiking, country line dance and ballroom and is an avid supporter of music, the arts and international objectives for women’s health.
In addition to working with individuals and teaching in our practice, Rebecca and Susan are active:
- Susan is on Faculty in the DPT programs at Chatham University and University of Pittsburgh
- Susan teaches through NAIOMPT (North American Institute Orthopedic Manual Therapists)
- Rebecca teaches with the Professional Yoga Therapy Institute
- Susan is on the advisory board of The Pelvic Guru ©
- Rebecca and Susan teach and provide Professional Education Contuing Education Courses and mentorship
We are members of:
- IPPS (International Pelvic Pain Society), AUGS (American Urogynecology Society), IWHI (Integrative Womens Health Institute)
- APTA (American Physical Therapy Association), SOWH (Section on Women's Health), PPTA (PA Physical Therapy Association)
- GWHI (Global Women's Health Initiative), ICCS (International Children's Continence Society), PYTI (Professional Yoga Therapy Institute)
- CWE (Center for Women's Entrepreneurship, Chatham University), PAACC (PGH Area Airport Chamber of Commerce), Sewickley Chamber of Commerce
At Embody, we treat:
- Back and Hip Pain
- Neck and Upper Back Pain
- Joint and Muscular Pain
- Urinary and Fecal Incontinence
- Pelvic Pain
- Pain with Intercourse
- GI Dysfunction
- Childhood bedwetting, daytime leakage, encopresis
Does Distance prevent you from seeing us in person, or you have been through PT in another location and you are not sure that we can assist you? A consultation may be a solution. "Consultation is the process of getting advice from an expert." (Collins Dictionary). If you have questions about your health and wellness needs but are not able to see us at our Sewickley practice location, please contact us about the option of a consultation by distance. We may also be able to help you find someone closer to home to assist you.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 412-259-5342 to schedule your consultation.
10 minute Phone Consultation: Free
60 Minute Phone, Internet or In-Person Consultation: $150.00
Dynamic Core Confidence & Pelvic Power Yoga 8 Week Class Series. Thursdays 6:30-8 PM, January 17- March 7, 2019. Info
Pregnancy Points From the Pros: Preparing for Pregnancy, Delivery, and After. Information and Register Here. March 9, 9:30-11AM
Core & Pelvic Floor Fitness and Health After Baby; Recover and Restore . Information and Register Here March 9, noon-1:30 PM