Patient Testimonials

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A few patient testimonials...

For the first time in years I see the light at the end of the tunnel. I have already learned more in two visits with Brande than I have in years with other medical professionals. This has truly been life changing.

- Anonymous

I was referred to Brande Moffatt, MPT, PRPC by my nurse practitioner in September 2014. I had gone to my nurse practitioner for advice about having a sexual relationship with my new boyfriend. I’m 70 years old and never thought I would be interested in another man and much to my surprise the man of my dreams came into my life and I wanted to be able to please him like any natural women. Years of abstaining had caused atrophy in my vagina and the nurse practitioner said she thought Brande Moffatt would be able to help me, having over fifteen years of experience in pelvic floor dysfunction. It is October, 2014, just one month later, I’m very happy to say that I’ve learned so much, not only about muscles of the vaginal area but about bladder and rectal control and many exercises and therapy that help strengthen the pelvic floor. Thanks to Brande and her staff I’m having a beautiful and meaningful relationship with a wonderful man. Thanks again Brande for everything, especially your knowledge and hands on experience that makes one feel complete trust and confidence to learn how to have a bright, fulfilling future.

- Anonymous

I will be forever grateful that I was referred by my physician to Brande Moffatt, MPT, PRPC, at Women’s Health Physical Therapy. The subject of pelvic floor dysfunction seemed very scary. Until I read a book my physician recommended and then entered her office, I did not even know what the words meant, and what I read made me nervous. Brande made me feel comfortable and safe. She is very knowledgeable and went slowly through explanations and answered all of my questions. She has a model and/or a picture for everything! She tailored the appointments to my pace, my comfort level. Her patience is phenomenal. I was sent to her for pelvic floor dysfunction, but ended up learning not only about that, but about better bowel habits, better posture, and she even helped my sex life! Thanks you Brande, and thank you Lisa, for making my experience at Women’s Health Physical Therapy one that will help me for the rest of my life. It is too bad that many physicians have yet to become aware of the importance of the pelvic floor in dealing with women’s issues. I feel that every women would benefit from being treated at Women’s Health Physical Therapy.

- Anonymous

A letter to a referring Gynecologist from a mutual patient......

Dear Dr. K:

Last year I came to you for a pelvic exam and I complained about my lower back pain and pain with intercourse. You referred me to Brande Moffatt, MPT, PRPC, a physical therapist who deals with women's issues.

I want to thank you and let you know that she has given me my life back. Brande is the first P.T. (and I've had many) who actually listened to my complaints and was able to alleviate most of the pain I've been experiencing for years. Thank you so much for having the knowledge and foresight to refer me to this wonderful therapist. I would recommend Brande Moffatt to anyone who has pelvic floor issues.

-Anonymous.

Just wanted to drop you a note to say thank you so much for your patient and knowledgeable help with my pelvic floor issues. I have to admit I was skeptical when I was referred to you by my gynecologist. I have been to other PT’s for my lower back pain that never did much to help, and I didn’t see what good a pelvic floor specialist could do. Boy was I wrong! I only had 4 sessions, but what a difference. The lower back pain that I struggled with for 8 months is gone, and I have been so surprised to find out that it doesn’t take a lot of time or effort to make a huge difference in regaining muscle strength in that area. Thanks again for your sensitive handling of this area of female health.

-Anonymous

Since being married, intercourse has been extremely painful for me. It took my husband and I three months before we actually had intercourse. Even after that, it was still very painful and it didn’t seem to matter what I tried. I also felt super alone in my problem because most women said it only hurt the first time- mine had been painful and FAR from enjoyable for almost two years. After my gynecologist referred me to Brande, it still took me 10 months to decide to pull the trigger. I just thought it would always get better on its own. I honestly wasn’t confident that it was something someone else could help with and I was super sensitive about the issue. However, after 6 visits, I graduated with huge progress and success! I AM SO THANKFUL it finally went in! I’m able to have intercourse mostly pain free and each time it gets a little better. A lot of the success is attributed to Brande’s ability to ask good questions and to investigate. No one solution is the same for everyone. Brande was easy to talk to, really listened to my issues, and provided practical tools and treatment that my husband and I are continuing to practice. I left with a lot of hope and encouragement as well as a more pain-free sex life. 100% worth it! Only wish I would have gone in sooner.

-Anonymous

I have been a patient of Brande's for just about a year since being referred there by my gynecologist. I was going through some very difficult hormonal treatments for endometriosis and it caused very severe trauma to every area associated with being a female. I was so skeptical since I have been passed from dr to dr for years, but Brande immediately proved me wrong. She's so kind and personable; you want to be her best friend! She makes you feel so comfortable which is welcomed in a sometimes uncomfortable situation. She genuinely cares about your needs not only as a patient, but personally as well. I still have a ways to go before I'm 100%, but I've made huge strides through my work with Brande. I couldn't be more grateful that she's entered my life as a trusted therapist and friend.

-Anonymous

When I came to Brande Moffatt’s office, I was 6 months post birth of my first child. The birth had been traumatizing in more ways than one and had left my pelvic floor in quite a sad state. I had an episiotomy that did not heal correctly which left me needing a repair surgery. Even after the surgery, though, I still experienced a lot of concerns. I had bowel and urinary trouble and a 4-finger diastasis recti that would just not heal.

Coming to see Brande was one of the best decisions of my life. Before I could not pick up my baby or anything much, for that matter, without considerable pain to my pelvic floor. I also had back and hip pain from weakened core, pain with intercourse and with bowel movements. After only a few sessions with Brande, I had considerable improvement in all areas. Before meeting her, I had tried several online programs that promised so much, yet left me even more disappointed than when I began. Not only is Brande extremely knowledgeable in her field, but she is also very approachable and personable. She truly cares for all her patients and you can really feel that in every session.

Since my first birth was so difficult, I had a lot of concerns in having a second child. Because of Brande’s invaluable guidance, I was able to have another natural birth that completely redeemed my first experience of childbirth. Her input and advice was an integral part that enabled me to have the dream birth I had always wanted. I highly recommend her to anyone who has given birth or who is preparing to give birth. She has made a huge impact on my life and I know she will for you too.

- Anonymous

Hi Brande,

I just wanted to let you know how grateful I am that Jana Pratt, PA-C referred me to you. I can't believe how much of a difference those few therapy sessions have made in my life!! I managed to catch the awful cold (crud) that has been going around, and your therapy has made ALL the difference. I'm in my second week of coughing and sneezing, and I do mean coughing (that bone jarring deep cough) and not one drop! I am just amazed!! Normally there would have been puddles. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!! I'm just thrilled, and I'm letting my friends know that help is available for incontinence.

You are a God send. Hugs to you and Lisa.

- Anonymous.

The care I experienced with Brande was outstanding with extensive professional treatment to meet my individual needs. - Anonymous

I cannot thank Dr. J. Bonnett enough for referring me to Brande Moffatt, MPT, PRPC.

What a difference a few weeks can make. I learned so much about my body from Brande. She is so knowledgeable and explains things in straight forward terms. Very refreshing.

I feared surgery for my condition because of a prior terrifying experience. So, when Dr. Bonnett recommended Women’s Health Physical Therapy, I jumped at the opportunity for a new solution. I had no idea what to expect but I was open to try therapy.

At my age, I had concerns about therapy helping me…..but results are wonderful, and as long as I keep up my exercises everything is wonderful.

Brande and Lisa are great, and I am forever grateful for the care I received. These two women are a blessing.

-Anonymous

Never would any words on paper fully describe how incredible Brande’s knowledge, wisdom, and compassionate way, but I will share a bit. Entering Brande’s office for the first time is nerve racking for all of us; even me, someone who works in the health industry. Wounded I was, incontinent, pelvic pain that meant, pain sitting, pain squatting, pain urinating, and don’t even mention intimacy with my husband. Three very traumatic births had left me raw, numb, burning, etc., and not just “down there,” but around my belly, legs, lower back, and scar. My anesthesia wore off on the operating table in two of my births, I had separated my pubic symphysis, experienced an umbilical hernia, and I had encountered a hemorrhage that almost took my life, breathing through the incredible pain of hours of something called “bimanual compression” after cesarean, just to name a few of the reasons I was hesitantly entering Brande’s office.

Within the first few minutes of sharing my story with her, her eye welled up with tears for me almost affirming in her gaze that what I had been through in order to have my babies wasn’t what nature had intended. It was ok for me to cry too. As she evaluated me in every way in her oh so comfortable demeanor, and told me her predictions for my future, for the first time I felt like I wouldn’t be broken forever. Like maybe my husband would again be able to make love to me, and I would once again enjoy it. She has a way of making you comfortable when dealing with the most uncomfortable topics.

Sure enough, a short 6 months later, I bounce into her office. I call it “Brande Day:” the day where I get to heal another layer. My incontinence is completely resolved. Any pain I experienced “down there” is relieved. My exercises from her are my daily companions that allow me to feel strong for the first time in 6 years, not just physically but emotionally too. In my opinion, Brande works miracles. She is an absolute gift, and anyone who has the opportunity to see her as a patient will surely see improvements in whatever they are dealing with no matter how embarrassing or traumatizing they may seem. I am essentially pain free, and still improving every day. Her knowledge is astounding. I wish I would have learned 1/10th of what I have learned from her about my pelvis and its functioning when I went to graduate school. I now recommend appointments with Brande to many of the women whom I work with. She has changed my life forever, and for that I will always be grateful.

-Anonymous

Just wanted to thank you both for making such a huge difference in my life! I really appreciate your willingness to truly listen to what is going, and to use your expertise to actually fix it! I am excited to move forward with the information you’ve given me.

My husband thanks you too!

-Anonymous

I really appreciate the work that Brande does and the energy that she brings to it. Her focused presence was a true gift. I haven’t run into too many heath care professionals that I would recommend whole-heartedly, but Brande is the exception. I am so grateful for the work that she does for women.

- Anonymous

When I first starting seeing Brande, I could not have sex without experiencing extreme pain during the entire experience and afterwards. The pain started a few months after I gave birth to my daughter by emergency c-section, after a 33 hour labor. Brande made me feel completely at ease in a situation that I would have thought would be impossible to be comfortable with. She has a vast amount of knowledge and was able to figure out what was causing my pain during my first visit. After only about a month, Brande was able to completely reverse my problem. I am so grateful (and so is my husband)! Thank you Brande, you amazing.

- Anonymous

Brande’s knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the pelvic floor and pelvic floor disorders is quite impressive. She has exceptional standards of care and frequently quotes research articles that support the work she does.

- Anonymous

I refer to Brande as a miracle worker. There is no other way to describe her. When my doctor referred me to Brande, I thought that I was headed down the surgery road. As a young woman in my thirties, I was in pain and I was extremely scared as the prospect of having to have a major surgery that came with many risks. After working with her, she not only helped me to reverse my condition, but taught me the tools I needed to make sure that I didn't do any further damage to my body with my next pregnancy. Because of Brande, I experience a complete and total healing without surgery, without drugs, without any additional risk to my body. I have also been able to share some of Brande's wisdom with my children, helping to educate them about how to prevent injury with their own bodies. I will forever be grateful to her for her gift and for her dedication to women and women's health.

-Anonymous

I was truly amazed at how much Brande changed my life in just a few visits. I have a whole new way of approaching exercises since she taught me about my pelvic floor.

- Anonymous

Brande Moffatt, MPT, PRPC does the most extensive exam and evaluation for pelvic floor issues that I have ever seen. Her reports are always very concise, accurate and informative. I feel as a womens health care provider, Brande does amazing work and offers my patient's hope , help and a chance to heal!

Jana Pratt, PA-C

Where do I begin? I went to Brande in Dec 2011 because I had a lot of issues with vaginal insertion and could not get through a papsmear without having a panic attack filled with crying, clenching and pure misery. At the time I went to see Brande I was 19 and had never used a tampon, again because of my issue with insertion. (This issue stems back to when I was 3 after a bad bladder infection at the hospital that forever scarred me)....Brande changed my entire life!! I was referred to her by my OBGYN and usually it takes months to get an appt with Brande. I explained to her that I would only be in Redding for about 5 weeks for XMAS because I was home from Sac State. She immediately made me an appt and I saw her 3-4 times a week for about 4 weeks. She changed my life!! After much therapy I was able to use a tampon, had a much better time with papsmears, etc. She was so loving, caring, knowledgeable, helpful...just great! - Anonymous