About Me

lymphatic physical therapist

As a Certified Lymphedema Therapist, I treat and manage conditions that can cause swelling; including lymphedema, lipedema, and venous issues. I also educate and promote healthy lymphatic flow for general wellness.

Pelvic Floor Therapist

As a pelvic floor therapist, I can treat specific dysfunctions of the pelvic floor (frequency, urgency, leaking, pain) and musculoskeletal conditions that the pelvic floor effects (low back pain, hip pain, diastasis recti). Pelvic floor therapists are specialists in the core and hip girdle.

The Start

Dr. Bri grew up in North County Saint Louis and attended high school in Saint Charles. At the University of Dayton, she was on the D1 rowing team, worked as an RA, and gained experience at a physical therapy clinic, graduating with a Bachelor’s in Pre-Physical Therapy.

Wanting to be near family, Dr. Bri pursued her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Missouri State University. Her clinical journey started in neurologic and complex rehab, where she earned her Certified Lymphedema Therapist certification. Her interest in lymphedema was driven by her family’s history and experiences with untreated edema.

Dr. Bri honed her skills in an orthopedic, lymphatic, and oncologic setting, becoming certified in the Strength After Breast Cancer program. She expanded her expertise to pelvic physical therapy, inspired by her observations of cancer survivors and her personal journey. She  has achieved certification in internal pelvic floor examination and treatment.

lymphatic physical therapist

As a lymphatic physical therapist, I treat and manage lymphedema to reduce swelling and improve well-being. My goal is to promote effective lymphatic function.

Pelvic Floor Therapist

As a pelvic floor therapist, I address pelvic pain and incontinence through targeted exercises. My goal is to restore strength and function.

The Start

Dr. Bri grew up in North County, Saint Louis and attended high school in Saint Charles. At the University of Dayton, she was on the D1 rowing team, worked as an RA, and gained experience at a physical therapy clinic. She graduated with a Bachelor’s in Pre-Physical Therapy.

Wanting to be near family, Dr. Bri pursued her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Missouri State University. Her clinical journey started in neurologic and medically complex rehab. During this time,  earned her Certified Lymphedema Therapist certification from the Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy. Her interest in lymphedema was driven by her family’s history and experiences with untreated edema.

Dr. Bri honed her skills in an orthopedic, lymphatic, and oncologic setting; becoming certified in the Strength After Breast Cancer program. She expanded her expertise to pelvic physical therapy, inspired by her observations of cancer survivors and her own personal journey. She recently achieved certification in internal pelvic floor examination and treatment.

lymphatic physical therapist

As a Certified Lymphedema Therapist, I treat and manage conditions that can cause swelling; including lymphedema, lipedema, and venous issues. I also educate and promote healthy lymphatic flow for general wellness.

Pelvic Floor Therapist

As a pelvic floor therapist, I can treat specific dysfunctions of the pelvic floor (frequency, urgency, leaking, pain) and musculoskeletal conditions that the pelvic floor effects (low back pain, hip pain, diastasis recti). Pelvic floor therapists are specialists in the core and hip girdle.

The Transition

The Transition

The Transition

Despite her love for both of these experiences, she felt like there was a missing piece limiting her patient’s potential for progress. She felt like she was unable to truly listen to her patients and provide to them the individual care that they would benefit from. She did not want her practice to be measured by the number of patients she could see in a day, but instead measured by how much improvement her patients had and how confident they felt. She also saw many people falling through the cracks due to insurance limitations and pressure to standardize treatments to increase turn-over.

Despite her love for both of these experiences, she felt like there was a missing piece limiting her patient’s potential for progress. She felt like she was unable to truly listen to her patients and provide to them the individual care that they would benefit from. She did not want her practice to be measured by the number of patients she could see in a day, but instead measured by how much improvement her patients had and how confident they felt. She also saw many people falling through the cracks due to insurance limitations and pressure to standardize treatments to increase turn-over.

Her Mission

Optimize's mission is simple: treat each person individually. Dr. Bri focuses on understanding symptoms and providing personalized, hands-on correction. With specialties in lymphatic and pelvic floor therapy, she offers thorough, individualized care. Dr. Bri aims to raise awareness of therapy benefits for lymphedema, lipedema, and pelvic floor issues, which are often under-treated. She hopes to expand access to treatment in Saint Charles County.

Our Mission

The mission of Optimize is a simple one. Treat each PERSON. Optimize does not treat just a diagnosis by giving a sheet of standard exercises. Dr. Bri is passionate about understanding and educating on the why of your symptoms and providing hands-on correction. With Dr. Bri’s specialties in lymphatic therapy and pelvic floor, your concern is treated thoroughly and with personalized care. Through caring and effective treatment, Dr. Bri hopes to spread awareness to the benefits of therapy specifically for lymphedema, lipedema, and pelvic floor. Each of these specialities are often under-treated due to lack of awareness of how therapy can help improve function. She hopes to expand this awareness and increase access to treatment in Saint Charles County.

The Transition

The Transition

The Transition

Despite her love for both of these experiences, she felt like there was a missing piece limiting her patient’s potential for progress. She felt she was unable to truly listen to her patients and provide to them the individual care they would benefit from. She did not want her practice to be measured by the number of patients she could see in a day, but instead measured by how much improvement her patients had and how confident they felt. She also saw many people falling through the cracks due to insurance limitations and pressure to standardize treatments to increase turn-over.

Despite her love for both of these experiences, she felt like there was a missing piece limiting her patient’s potential for progress. She felt like she was unable to truly listen to her patients and provide to them the individual care that they would benefit from. She did not want her practice to be measured by the number of patients she could see in a day, but instead measured by how much improvement her patients had and how confident they felt. She also saw many people falling through the cracks due to insurance limitations and pressure to standardize treatments to increase turn-over.

Our Mission

Optimize's mission is simple: treat each person individually. Dr. Bri focuses on understanding symptoms and providing personalized, hands-on correction. With specialties in lymphatic and pelvic floor therapy, she offers thorough, individualized care. Dr. Bri aims to raise awareness of therapy benefits for lymphedema, lipedema, and pelvic floor issues, which are often under-treated. She hopes to expand access to treatment in Saint Charles County.

Her Mission

The mission of Optimize is a simple one. Treat each PERSON. Optimize does not treat just a diagnosis by giving a sheet of standard exercises. Dr. Bri is passionate about understanding and educating on the why of your symptoms and providing hands-on correction. With Dr. Bri’s specialties in lymphatic therapy and pelvic floor, your concern is treated thoroughly and with personalized care. Through caring and effective treatment, Dr. Bri hopes to spread awareness to the benefits of therapy specifically for lymphedema, lipedema, and pelvic floor. Each of these specialities are often under-treated due to lack of awareness of how therapy can help improve function. She hopes to expand this awareness and increase access to treatment in Saint Charles County.

Treats The Following

Lymphedema, Lipedema, and Venous Issues

Mobility and Balance

Pelvic Floor and Core Dysfunction

Body Pain

Lymphedema, Lipedema, Venous Issues

Mobility and Balance

Constipation

Bladder Issues

Pregnancy and Postpartum

Cancer Rehabilitation

Pelvic Pain

Neck and Shoulder Pain

Low Back and Hip Pain

Wellness Services

Lymphatic Drainage and Wellness

Personal Training

Transition to self-maintenance

Lymphatic Drainage and Wellness

Personal Training

Transition from Physical Therapy to Independent Maintenance

Fun Facts

When not expanding the reach of lymphatic and pelvic care, Dr. Bri enjoys taking her lab, Mrs. Butters, on walks and hikes. She also enjoys staying active in the gym and outside, more specifically by any body of water. She has been trying to renovate her house slowly but surely and says that one day she will have a garden and landscaping.

She likes reading research articles in her specialty areas, but will also read fictional suspense novels. Her goals are to expand her pelvic practice to include rectal examination, attend more seminars on fat and lymphatic disorders, and see the Northern Lights either in Alaska or Norway.

At Optimize Physical Therapy and Wellness, we provide optimal care. With specializations in pelvic floor and lymphedema, we address the whole body, from head to toe. 

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