Known for her unique hands-on and holistic approach to physical therapy, Cheryl is most recognized and respected by thousands of men and women in the Intermountain region. Cheryl has been a Physical Therapist for over 15 years after graduating with her Masters Degree from the University of Utah Physical Therapy Program in 1998. Immediately after graduation, she developed a program for pregnant women having back, pelvic, rib and other pain and has been the pioneer in this field. She has successfully treated thousands of pregnant women as well as pre- and post-partum conditions. As a true pioneer, Cheryl’s vision to create a center that embraces and encompasses a multidisciplinary approach to healing was launched in December 2012. She also specializes in treating women and men with chronic pelvic pain which is a debilitating condition that has a wide range of symptoms.
Patient care is Cheryl’s priority. She spends time with each patient, listens and understands their symptoms, figures out the pain generating structures and the underlying cause of the problem in order to fix it, empower patients and heal them. She is trained and certified to perform FCE’s, and is also certified in Graston Technique. The Integrative Center for Mind Body Spirit, provides access to those on a path to find keys to positive shifts in healing in every facet of their own lives. Her specialty areas include evaluating and treating:
A life-long resident of Utah, Cheryl’s hobbies include running, hiking, biking, weights, gardening, spending time with family and friends and loves everything outdoors in nature.
Jesse earned his doctorate in physical therapy at the University of Florida, “go Gators.” He earned his undergraduate degree in exercise and sports science from Southern Utah University. Jesse’s skill set includes manual therapy, trigger point dry needling, therapeutic exercise, gait training, and PNF techniques. Jesse also has a strong interest in using therapeutic activities to build confidence in patients to return to their prior level of function.
In his free time, Jesse enjoys rock climbing, mountain biking, hiking, going to movies, traveling, and spending time with family.
Channing joined the Cutting Edge team in February of 2020. She received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from Chapman University and graduated with the Excellence in Research award.
She has additional training through Herman and Wallace for treating a variety of pelvic floor conditions such as incontinence, urgency, pelvic pain, and prolapse. Also, she is a certified LSVT BIG provider for Parkinson Disease Rehab and other motor control deficits. She has expertise in Graston Technique, functional dry needling, and myofascial therapy.
She has a passion for listening to her patients and helping them return to doing the things that they enjoy.
Pelvic Floor PT
The pelvic floor consists of muscles at the base of the pelvis that control our bladder/bowel and sexual activity, support out organs and pelvis, and provide stability. Just like any muscles in the human body the pelvic floor can be evaluated and treated to perform optimally. Pelvic rehabilitation is a non-surgical approach to rehabilitation of dysfunctions in the pelvis that contribute to bowel, bladder, sexual health, ad pain complaints. Some conditions that can be treated by pelvic floor physical therapy include urinary incontinence, frequent or urgent urination, prolapse, pelvic pain, pre and postnatal wellness, and pain with sexual intercourse.
Evaluation for pelvic floor dysfunctions include discussing symptoms and past medical history with the therapist. As part of the evaluation the therapist will take the time to listen to the patient and their goals and concerns and perform a movement and strength assessment. The physical therapist is also qualified in pelvic floor examination, which may consist of a minimally invasive internal pelvic exam to assess the strength and integrity of the pelvic floor muscles. At any time during examination or treatment the patient may ask questions and pause or stop the examination. The therapist will then create an individualized treatment program that may include behavioral strategies, manual therapies, modalities, therapeutic exercise, education, and functional re-training.
Kara joined the Cutting Edge family in the winter of 2014. She graduated with her Bachelors in Exercise Science, then continued her education becoming an accredited and licensed Physical Therapist Assistant.
She has many areas of expertise including Graston technique, rebound therapy, cranio-sacral therapy, and personal training.
Kara has years of experience with athletes of all ages, being highly involved with USA trampoline gymnastics.
I have been a PTA since 2017 and am passionate about working with such a team of dedicated caregivers here at Cutting Edge PT.
Pelvic Floor health
In addition to helping patient with general orthopedic and spinal recovery needs, I am certified in pelvic floor health and am passionate about women's health. Prior to becoming a PTA, I taught women's gymnastics competitively for 15 years.
I am a passionate mother of two children and enjoy that role as well.