Jordan Bahnsen Jordan Bahnsen is a communications associate in DMU’s marketing and communications office. March 31, 2014Provider Profile: Meet Dr. Libby Trausch Name:Libby Trausch, D.P.T.Title:Physical Therapist/Clinical Assistant ProfessorClinic:Physical Therapy ClinicUndergraduate School:University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IowaMedical School:Des Moines University, Des Moines, IowaAdditional Degrees/Training:Certificate of Achievement in Pelvic Physical TherapyProfessional Yoga Therapy Certification (training in progress)What Attracted Me to Physical Therapy:After I went back to undergrad to get a second bachelor’s in health promotion, a professor saw how much I enjoyed his Anatomy for Human Movement class (Thank you Robin Lund!) and suggested I look into physical therapy. I was literally sick the day I cancelled my health promotion classes and signed up for chemistry, biology and physics, but it was probably the best decision of my life!Clinical Interest:I love working with women throughout the lifespan, but especially during pregnancy and post-partum (even 30 years post-partum!). There are a special set of circumstances that involve women during these years that does not happen to men, and I believe this group of women is grossly underserved in regaining strength, function and their sense of self. Along with this, I work a lot with pelvic dysfunction in both men and women, treating bowel and bladder issues as well as pain. Conditions I Treat:Pelvic painUrinary or fecal incontinenceConstipationUrinary urgency/frequencyAbdominal painBack painWeaknessHip painNeck painHeadachesAny other musculoskeletal condition that comes up!How I Spend My Free Time:I love yoga, walking, clean eating, keeping my two- and four-year-olds busy, planning trips and home improvements with my talented husband and generally learning new things. My current learning involves essential oils and backyard chickens:-).Health Advice to Live By:Health and vitality do not come in a pill. Health is something we all have to work on every day through constant physical activity, a diet consisting of whole, unprocessed food, emotional well being and spiritual awareness. Good medicine is slow medicine. Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.