Patients looking for non-surgical options or non-medicinal remedies for overactive bladder, pelvic pain, and urinary incontinence often seek out the professional advice of a physical therapist, and Urology San Antonio is proud to announce that Carissa Pool Parish, PT, WCS, has earned her board certification as a Women’s Health Clinical Specialist.
Carissa is only the second in the area to earn the designation and is the only board-certified pelvic health physical therapist treating non-military/civilian patients in San Antonio.
Patients trust they will be receiving the most up-to-date, evidence-based care from a certified expert. Board certification takes thousands of clinical hours combined with rigorous training and testing which ensures practitioners have the appropriate blend of experience and expertise.
Experience helps Carissa see the bigger picture. Often, her patients visit multiple specialists and have complicated diagnoses. After 10 years in practice, Carissa brings an advanced perspective on challenging cases that allows her to improve patient outcomes faster and with fewer visits.
Board certification allows patients to feel confident knowing they are receiving the best possible, most efficient care with the highest likelihood of success.
Board certification is a well-established standard in medicine, and physicians feel comfortable knowing their patients will be receiving the highest standard of pelvic floor physical therapy when referring patients to Carissa.
Often patients are interested in the quickest, most cost-effective way to solve their problems. Referring patients to an experienced, board-certified pelvic health physical therapist gives physicians peace of mind that their patients are in good hands.
This is the first time physicians in San Antonio have had a board-certified option outside of the military.
About Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy
Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy helps both male and female patients with Overactive Bladder, Pelvic Pain, Urinary Incontinence, and other conditions resulting from dysfunctional pelvic floor muscles. Often, physical therapists will work with female patients before and after pregnancy and after urogynecological surgeries such as a hysterectomy. Men with overactive bladder, incontinence, and sexual dysfunction following surgeries such as a prostatectomy can also benefit from pelvic floor physical therapy.
Schedule an appointment
Patients may schedule an appointment by calling 210-614-4544, or request an appointment online; physicians may call our dedicated doctor line at 210-582-5528. Pelvic Floor Therapy is covered by many insurances, but patients may need to obtain a referral from their doctor.