Megan Kranenburg holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Civil Engineering from The University of Portland, a Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Eastern Washington University, and is the only nationally board-certified Clinical Specialist in Women’s Health (Pelvic Health) Physical Therapy serving the greater Kitsap region. She is a proud veteran of the United States Air Force, serving as an engineering officer stateside, overseas and in the combat theater. Her military and engineering background have proven to be fantastic building blocks for the kind of problem-solving inherent to the field of Physical Therapy.
In her spare time, she can be found reading, bingeing British shows on TV, trying to stay active, gardening, knitting, and hanging out with her husband and their two rad kids. Once upon a time she and her husband started a brewery, too — they don’t own it anymore, but still think it’s a great place. Check out Crane’s Castle Brewing in East Bremerton!
In addition to her Physical Therapy practice, Megan spent five years as active Doula and is doing her part to improve perinatal care by teaching “Labor Skills” workshops for expecting couples and providing in-home PT consults to postpartum people within the first two weeks after delivery (this is also the subject of her upcoming research project, which you can read about here). She recently served as adjunct faculty to her alma mater’s Physical Therapy program, teaching a summer elective on Pelvic Health PT.
There are as many approaches to the field of Physical Therapy as there are PTs. I like to think of Physical Therapists as the “MacGyvers of Healthcare.” Since I don’t have imaging or medications in my toolbox, I have to work harder to look at low-tech ways that bodies (and hearts and minds) can experience change. Ultimately, the benefit to the client is that these interventions are cheap, easy to replicate at home, and usually promote wellness in many other facets of life at the same time.
I like to say that Pelvic Health PT is “nose to toes” because the pelvis sits right in the middle of the body and everything up and down the chain can impact what’s happening. In addition to assessing the structure of a client’s body, It’s as important (usually more) for me to assess their breathing mechanics, balance, internal organ mobility… and hear their stories and how they’re coping with this condition and life in general.