Lindsey Vestal - OTR/L
Lindsey is the founder of the first pelvic health practice in NYC ran by an occupational therapist The Functional Pelvis.
She hosts a weekly OT Empower Hour on her Facebook Page "OTs For Pelvic Health" which has over 4,500 members.
Since 2018 she has been training other OTs in Pelvic Health through her popular online courses. She aims to train over 10,000 OTs by the year 2030 with more than 3,000 of them completing a certification that's specific to OT she's creating.
In the Spring of 2022 she's launched a podcast to further support and spread the word for OTs in Pelvic Health.
Lara Desrosiers - OTR/L
Lara is an Occupational Therapist with a keen interest in mental health, pelvic health and pain science. She has worked in community mental health and addictions settings since 2009.
She is an advocate of integrating a deeper understanding of pain, the nervous system, and the body into mental health care and of integrating a deeper understanding of psychology and trauma into rehabilitation practice.
Lara launched her private practice, Pelvic Resilience, in Ontario, Canada in 2017 which has a mission of supporting individuals experiencing pelvic floor dysfunction and persistent pain to get back to living life.
Lara is a teacher, mentor, and passionate advocate of the value of the Occupational Therapy lens in pelvic health care. Lara is also a teacher and mentor of clinicians interested in developing their psychologically-informed and trauma-informed practices.