Evelyn Hecht PT ATC is the CEO of EMH Physical Therapy, a New York City pelvic PT practice, and PelvicSense, a digital pelvic wellness company.
She is a Master Clinician of Pelvic Physical Therapy and a Certified Biopsychosocial Chronic Pain Rehabilitation Practitioner.
Her interest in pelvic floor dysfunction began 25 years ago when pelvic physical therapy was not a recognized specialty even in the medical community.
She designed the first accredited American Physical Therapy Association, APTA pelvic health course curriculum for NYU and Stony Brook Universities, teaching their DPT candidates for seven years.
By teaching the future physical therapists, Evelyn furthered their interest, brought awareness of pelvic floor dysfunction to their patients and referring physicians. Today, the pelvic health specialty is booming across the country and in the world.
In 2013 along with one of her healed pelvic patients, a computer engineer, Evelyn co-developed the PelvicTrack app. The app guided people with pelvic floor dysfunction to learn Evelyn's tips, self-help techniques, and over 30 exercises for their road to recovery.
In 2018, Evelyn wrote and launched her eBook, "re.lieve Solutions for Chronic Pain," to teach people with chronic pain the empowering modern science of pain and evidence-based self-healing techniques to retrain the brain and lower hypersensitivity of the nervous system.
In the summer of 2020, Evelyn launched her digital company, PelvicSense.
This online pelvic healing home program reaches a broader spectrum of women to help them understand pelvic issues and follow a daily program of audio guides, video exercises, and downloads to reverse pelvic pain and regain optimum function. PelvicSense website: www.pelvicsense.com.
She is also involved in women's health research. Her paper, "Online Pelvic Floor Group Education Program for Women with PGAD, A Descriptive Feasibility Study," will be published in December 2020.
As the owner of EMH Physical Therapy, Evelyn oversees all patients who are referred to the practice. She meets regularly with each staff licensed Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) to ensure all patients achieve their return to function with less pain, more flexibility, strength and stamina.
Evelyn has completed a multitude of continuing education courses including:
- Explain Pain with Lorimer Moseley and David Butler of NOI organization.
- Craniosacral and Visceral mobilization with Upledger Institute.
- Orthopedic manual therapy at Michigan State University.
- Sports medicine for the young athletes at Hospital for Special Surgery Evaluation.
- Management of the TMJ with the International College for Craniofacial and Vertebral Therapeutic Institute.
- Female pelvic floor function and dysfunction.
- Male pelvic floor treatment.
- Pregnancy and postpartum.
- Bowel Function.
- Coursework with the Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute.
Evelyn believes in empowering all patients with knowledge, empathy and excellence and looks forward to helping you attain optimum health. She is a dynamic public speaker and is available for speaking engagements.