About Dr. Bri

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Bri graduated as a Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2006 from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon. Inspired by her own pregnancy and postpartum experiences, she specialized in pelvic health and wellness.

With over 440,000 subscribers on YouTube, courses on DailyOM, and 5-star reviewed programs loved by thousands of women, Dr. Bri is a leading voice in the field of holistic pelvic health. She is known for her down-to-earth, compassionate approach and for making pelvic wellness fun, mainstream, and accessible.

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How I got here...

1980

My beginnings


In 1980, under a full moon, a little Leo was born (Aquarius rising, Pisces moon if you’re curious)! Growing up, my prized possession was a doctor's kit that I used to bandage and “rehabilitate” my dolls and my dog. I went to college, and received my bachelor's degree from The Linfield University School of Nursing, where I learned the power of preventive medicine. Although I didn’t pursue a career in nursing, the “root cause” approach to care shaped my values, philosophy, and path.

2007

My calling


I earned my Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2006, and became a mother in 2007. Pregnancy and childbirth changed everything for me! My entire life and career trajectory shifted after having my son. I switched from geriatric physical therapy to pelvic floor physical therapy, started a pelvic health blog, and treated women and men with pelvic health conditions until my family and I moved to Germany in 2010.

2015

My expansion


While living in Germany, I had the opportunity to attend a month-long yoga training in Thailand. My deep appreciation for yoga, Ayurveda, and various holistic healing arts was amplified after this life-changing getaway. Over the next several years, I became a 200-hour certified Vinyasa yoga teacher, yin yoga teacher, and pelvic floor yoga instructor, and I completed countless other trainings and self-study programs.

2010-2022

My growth


We lived in Germany from 2010-2022. Although I wasn’t practicing physical therapy in a clinical setting, I still wanted to educate and help people solve their pelvic health concerns. On a whim, I uploaded pelvic health videos to YouTube and started to gain a following. Thereafter, I developed my signature online programs Lift and Overcome.

Today

My present


My family and I returned to Oregon in 2022, and today, I combine my passions for movement, healthy cooking, personal development, and natural healing along with my professional training in embodiment coaching, Holistic Pelvic Care™, and pelvic physical therapy. I now share my unique (and eclectic!) treatment style with the world through my online programs, private retreats, and the Mind-Body-Pelvic Health Academy.

I’m a different kind of PT

I have a different approach, and it works.

Read what some of my clients have to say

“Dr. Bri helped me tap into the mind-body connection in a way that was applicable to my own personal pelvic health journey and sustainable to continue practicing for life. Out of all the specialists, appointments, and treatments I’ve utilized over the years, this was finally the missing link to help me understand the “why” behind the years of pain I’d been experiencing. I’m well on the way to feeling like a new, healthier version of me in my mind, body, and spirit.”

Brenda W.

“After using Dr. Bri's online programs for pelvic floor dysfunction (rectocele and cystocele) for 2 years I have had significant physical benefits in my daily life. Even my gynecologist has noticed a positive change! Aside from the physical improvements, Bri’s approach and demeanor make it feel like you're hanging out with a friend that simply gets you.”

Pagona X.

“I have been so privileged to work with Dr. Bri for the past several months. My prolapse symptoms began in February 2023 and I started with the traditional path of doctor visits and physical therapy. I had only minimal success with Western medicine and kept searching for more answers. I found Dr. Bri online in June and began her Lift program, followed by more in-depth coaching with her. I can't even begin to list all the things she has taught me, and I am so glad she has given me the momentum to keep going. I owe much of my progress to Dr. Bri!”

Bev O.

I stand on the shoulders of giants...

I am a forever student. Although I have spent thousands of hours studying holistic women's health and pelvic wellness, I will never feel "done." This is a lifelong passion and journey for me, and it has been fueled by incredible teachers who have guided me along the way. It's important to acknowledge the sources from which my body of knowledge comes by recognizing my teachers and training lineage. My work is possible only because of these incredible programs and mentors:

  • Bachelor of Science: Health Sciences, summa cum laude, Linfield College (Portland, OR), 2002
  • Doctorate in Physical Therapy, cum laude, Pacific University (Forest Grove, OR), 2006
  • Pelvic Physical Therapy Levels 1, 2, and 3 through the Section on Women's Health of the American Physical Therapy Association. Dates of completion: 2007, 2009, 2010
  • Certified Healthy Foot Practitioner™ via The Restorative Exercise Institute, 2012
  • Certified Women's Health and Functional Nutrition Coach via The Integrative Women's Health Institute, 2015
  • Agama Yoga Level 1 Yoga Intensive (Koh Phangan, Thailand), 2015
  • 200-hour Vinyasa Yoga Training Certification Program with Amanda Dee Smith of Yoga ReAlign, 2017
  • Certified Yin Yoga Teacher, Yoga with Kassandra, 2018
  • Certified Franklin Method® Pelvis Fascia Trainer, 2021
  • Certified Pelvic Floor Yoga™ Instructor, Leslie Howard, 2022
  • Holistic Pelvic Care™ Levels 1 and 2, Tami Lynn Kent, 2022 and 2023
  • Certified HPC™ practitioner, Tami Lynn Kent, 2022
  • Certified Breathwork Teacher, Jon Paul Crimi, 2022
  • Certified Embodiment Coach, The Highest Self Institute, 2023
  • ORIGIN Pelvic Care Practioner Training Program (currently in progress)
  • Countless hours reading and studying under thought leaders in the fields of holistic health, women's wellness, embodiment, trauma-informed care, and Ayurvedic and Tantric philosophies including (but not limited to): Dr. Christiane Northrup, Dr. Lissa Rankin, Dr. Kelly Brogan, Sheri Winston, Christine Kent, Dr. Stephen Porges, Dr. Bessel van der Kolk, Dr. Hillary L. McBride, Dr. Uma Dinsmore-Tuli, Dr. Joe Dispenza, Martin Beaudoin (Beaudoin Bodywork), and Layla Martin. They, and so many more, have contributed to and influenced the eclectic and comprehensive body of knowledge and work that I share with my clients today. My deepest gratitude to these teachers, healers, and visionaries!

Places I've Been Featured

Articles

Podcasts

Speaking Events

  • Panel Presenter at Pelvicon, 2023 (Atlanta, GA)
  • Speaker at AUA Bladder Health Alliance Annual Conference, 2022 (Baltimore, MD)

"Dr. Bri's unique fusion of movement, positivity, and the mind-body connection sets her apart."

Kim Vopni, Vagina Coach

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