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, and keeping up with two kids. She’s been married to Dan since August 2000, and together they own and manage Crane’s Castle Brewing in East Bremerton.
In addition to her Physical Therapy practice, Megan is an active Doula and is doing her part to improve perinatal care by teaching monthly “Labor Skills” workshops for expecting couples. She is also passionate about grass-roots efforts to improve public awareness of pelvic health conditions (and how treatable they are!) by guest speaking as often as she can with various groups, from public health nurses to MOPS International.
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.