Today we’d like to introduce you to Kristi Rosipal.
Kristi, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
I attended undergraduate school at Texas Woman’s University, obtained a physical therapy degree from UT Southwestern and doctorate of physical therapy from Northeastern University, Boston, MA. Over the last 23 years of practicing therapy, I saw the lack of treatment options for those suffering with pelvic pain. I am always looking for a challenge and the pelvis is a part of the body that few physical therapists know how to properly address. I gained in depth knowledge about the pelvis by traveling out of state to attend the American Physical Therapy Association’s Certification of Achievement in Pelvic Physical Therapy (CAPP). After achieving my Level II CAPP certification, I dedicated my practice to the pelvic and low back areas. I spent countless hours meeting with gynecologists, urologists and onco-gynecologists to educate them on my ability to help patients with pelvic pain.
I opened my clinic in August of 2013, and it has steadily grown since. People find me through the internet, prior patients and physician referrals from all over the country. I educate and treat people with physical therapy techniques which can address a plethora of pelvic and back issues including pain, constipation, incontinence and countless other problems that patients had previously been told surgery is the only option. I feel great joy and satisfaction when patients tell me of the amazing difference I have made on their quality of life.
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
The first year was slow and frustrating. I had very few patients and began to question if there was enough demand for my unique services. I quickly realized that the majority of gynecologists, urologists, gastroenterologists, family doctors, well basically the entire medical community, do not understand the role of the muscles in relation to pelvic pain and medical problems. I spent a lot of my resources on meeting with hundreds of physicians in an effort to teach them that I am here to augment their treatments; that together the muscle and organs can work beautifully, or horribly, and it is our job to differentiate which is the problem. They are the organ experts, I am the muscle expert.
Rosipal Institute for Pelvic Therapy Solutions – what should we know? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
We provide physical therapy specializing in pelvic pain, incontinence, constipation and sexual dysfunctions. We treat each patient with gentle techniques in a spa-like atmosphere, not the cold environment found in most doctors’ offices, hospitals and clinics. We are most known for the personalized care we provide. I am most proud of the fact that many patients are referrals from prior patients; that shows a deep level of trust and confidence in our abilities.
What is “success” or “successful” for you?
I believe God created each of us for a specific reason and gave us a unique talent that can be used to help others. Thus, I judge my success by how my patients feel. If I can achieve a pain free life for someone who has suffered for years, I know I am great at what I do. I’ve achieved what many others had attempted and failed. It gives me the feeling that not only have I succeeded in my profession, but that I am valued as a person that bring others joy.
- Address: 5136 Village Creek Drive Ste. 502
Plano, TX 75093
- Website: rosipalinstitute.com
- Phone: 972-735-0920
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