Lindsey Vestal, M.S. OTR/L
Lindsey Vestal owns The Functional Pelvis, a private practice specializing in pelvic floor therapy “house calls” for pre and postnatal women. She graduated from NYU with a Master’s of Science in Occupational Therapy. She has dedicated her career to empowering women to find relief from conditions such as bowel and urinary incontinence, constipation, dyspareunia, pelvic pain, prolapse and pre and postnatal complications. She has trained with Herman & Wallace Institute, Marquette University, Diane Lee's Integrated Systems Model, Maitland as well as specialized biofeedback training for the pelvic floor. She is a certified Restore Your Core™ (RYC™) teacher. Lindsey teaches pelvic anatomy and pelvic floor health for the Maha Mama pre- and postnatal yoga teacher training in NYC. She is an ongoing contributor to Well Rounded NY and Motherly. She has published in the NY Times, Family Circle, Romper, NY Mag, Harper’s Bizarre, US News + World Report.
As an OT, she is a passionate promoter of bridging pelvic floor rehabilitation with lifestyle modifications while addressing the psychological impact that pelvic floor issues have on our everyday lives.
She also offers online training courses for occupational therapists interested in pursuing the pelvic health specialty. Her flagship course is titled, “OT Pioneers: Introduction to Pelvic Floor Therapy for Occupational Therapists.”
Lindsey lives in Manhattan with her husband and two children Avery, 7 and Liam, 5.
Sonia Reiter, M.S., OTR/L
Sonia Reiter is an occupational therapist specializing in pelvic floor therapy. She graduated from SUNY Downstate with a Master’s of Science in Occupational Therapy and received a Bachelor of the Arts in Dance from Oberlin College. In her work with clients, she uses awareness training, targeted exercise, breath work, yoga, manual therapy and lifestyle modification to help women find relief from conditions such as pelvic pain, prolapse, dyspareunia (pain with sex), incontinence, constipation, diastasis recti, general deconditioning and pre and postnatal complications. Sonia is skilled in helping her clients navigate the psychological and social impact that pelvic floor issues have on relationships and day to day life.
Sonia trained in pelvic floor rehabilitation with Herman & Wallace Institute and Lindsey Vestal of the Functional Pelvis and studied pre and postnatal yoga with Jane Austin, Lara Kohn Thompson and Beth Donnelly Caban. In addition to her work as an OT, Sonia teaches prenatal yoga and leads new parent support groups at Juniper Yoga and Healing Arts.
Sonia lives in Brooklyn with her husband Michael and son Casio.
Lindsey Vestal's photo taken by Marisa Erin Photography.