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Megan Lamphere, PT, DPT

Physical Therapist

Megan is an orthopedic and pelvic floor physical therapist. Since graduating from Northwestern University’s Physical Therapy program, she has taken additional continuing education courses to further specialize in women’s and pelvic health. She believes that all of her clients are athletes, whether their goals are to lift up children or to lift a heavy barbell. In addition to her pelvic floor knowledge, Megan also has experience treating patients with musculoskeletal pain, balance deficits, hypermobility disorders, and persistent pain. 

Why I practice
women’s health physical therapy

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I was first introduced to pelvic floor physical therapy at a conference while I was in school. Each of the speakers talked about empowering women through physical therapy, giving them their lives back and making them feel like themselves again. After attending that conference, I dove head first into pelvic floor education and haven’t looked back. 

 

Since I was a gymnast in college, I love guiding women through the process of creating an exercise routine that works for them, whether they are brand new to exercise or returning to high-level training such as CrossFit or weight lifting. At Vitality, you are in the driver’s seat, creating goals that you want to achieve to live your life empowered. My mission is to guide you through your treatment, giving you the tools to live a life of wellness.

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Education

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy: Northwestern University, 2019

  • Bachelor of Science: Recreation, Parks, and Leisure Services Administration (Concentration: Therapeutic Recreation): Central Michigan University, 2016

Advanced Training

  • Pelvic Health Physical Therapy: Levels 1, 2, 3 (APTA)

  • Fundamental Topics of Pregnancy & Postpartum Physical Therapy (APTA)

  • Intrapartum Topics of Obstetric Physical Therapy (APTA)

  • Advanced Pelvic Health Mentoring with Board-Certified Specialists in Women's Health Physical Therapy (2019-present)

Memberships

  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

  • Illinois Physical Therapy Association (IPTA)

 

  • Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy, APTA

Leadership Service

  • Illinois Physical Therapy Foundation board member (2019-present)

 

"I am so grateful to have been referred to pelvic floor PT with Megan at Vitality as part of my postpartum recovery plan. As a first-time mom, I went from having zero awareness of my pelvic floor function to sustaining a pelvic floor injury from childbirth, and now thanks to Megan, to having awareness and control of my entire core and feeling stronger every day. Perhaps my favorite part of my experience at Vitality was that from day one, Megan not only provided excellent hands-on care within the clinic, but also focused on teaching me the skills and techniques to continue my recovery at home. Because of this investment in the long-term, since graduating PT I have been able to successfully continue (and advance!) my strengthening work independently at home with full confidence."

- Kristen