Marina Kesler

Marina Kesler

Physical Therapist PT, DPT, MS, OCS,CAPP OB Certified, CAPP Pelvic Certified

   Hello and welcome  to my page! I am a Physical Therapist, Board Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist, American Physical Therapy Association Certified Achievement Provider in Pelvic Floor Disorders and Obstetric/Postpartum Physical Therapy. Received Baccalaureate of Science Cum Laude in Physical Therapy from Mount Saint Mary's College in Los Angeles in 1994, Master of Science and Clinical Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Rocky Mountain University of Health Sciences in Provo, Utah in 2005. I have been successfully practicing Physical Therapy for 28 years in a variety of clinical settings. Providing comprehensive physical therapy evaluation and treatment services for female, male, pediatric and transgender patients with:

Urinary stress and urge incontinence 

Urinary frequency 

Fecal stress and urge incontinence 

Voiding dysfunction 

Constipation/incomplete emptying 

Female pelvic pain 

Male pelvic pain 

Female sexual pain 

Male sexual pain 

Endometriosis 

Interstitial cystitis 

Irritable bowel syndrome 

Pregnancy/antenatal rehabilitation 

Labor and Delivery coaching 

Doula Services 

Postpartum rehabilitation including perineal tears, diastasis recti, pelvic organ prolapse 

Sexual dysfunction 

Pudendal nerve neuralgia 

Orthopedic injuries 

Utilizing visceral manipulation, craniosacral therapy, manual therapy, neuromuscular reeducation, behavioral modifications,  breath work, therapeutic exercises and extensive patient education as the effective evidence-based treatment modalities, I focus on restoring mobility and function, offer professional, friendly, holistic and caring approach to patient care. I am a patient advocate and thrive to achieve highest potential in recovery for every client. My goal is patient education, natural healing, and injury prevention. Knowledge and caring heart is power! 

Marina Kesler

License Number

20755

Contact Information

PO. Box 0099
LA, California 90027
United States

tel. 3237838096 (day)

Hours of operation / Fees

Hours: flexible, evenings, weekends  

Fees: cash based, competitive and affordable rates

Receipts/superbills: provided 

Able to travel to your home 

Available in person and virtually on Skype, Zoom

LET YOUR BODY HEAL FROM THE INSIDE OUT, GET THE HELP YOU DESERVE, INVEST IN YOUR HEALTH! 

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Testimonials: "I am writing this letter to suggest and support Marina Kesler, PT, DPT, MS, OCS, CAPP OB, CAPP Pelvic in furthering her studies in the $eld of visceral manipulation. Being a veterinarian, acupuncturist & canine rehabilitation therapist myself, I understand the necessity of having evidence based techniques as the foundation of our practice. However, I also acknowledge the significance of discovering new therapies that may lead the path to a deeper understanding of the body and its functions and result in better healing.

My experiences with Marina’s visceral treatments have been profound. She poses the talent, intuition, curiosity and knowledge to pioneer, practice & heal. I have suffered from chronic lower back pain for 7 years and have seen countless doctors (western and eastern) and not a single practitioner has been able to help me aside from Marina.

She takes the time to listen to each individual situation (something that is unfortunately strongly lacking in today’s health care system) and accounts for every detail therein. Her pelvic PT treatments were immensely important to my recovery, but her visceral techniques have given me my life back. 

Please support Marina in her endeavor to enhance her therapies and learn more about this healing technique that has helped me so much. I am extremely lucky to have someone as brilliant and talented as Marina Kesler. Sincerely yours, N.B., DVM, CVA, CCRT, CTPEP"


"Since the pandemic, I have had some health challenges that are not COVID related.  The one person who has been able to help me is Marina Kesler.  She is an amazing physical therapist and really cares about her clients. She knows and can explain support to singers in a very concise and expert way. I have also observed her in a  master class explaining breath support and postural support musculature to singers. Marina demonstrates and shows how this support happens. It is a gift. 
    I know that there are very few voice teachers who can describe the muscles and chain of events that need to happen in your body to create the proper compression for the vocal cords to vibrate freely in the body.  Because you cannot see it, most teachers just say support without any detail about how to get that support.  Marina would be a fabulous asset to the National Association of Teachers of Singing and to explaining these concepts to singers." 
O.Z., Cantor  


Skills

Classes taken: Visceral Manipulation (VM)1 through 6, Abdomen, Pelvis, Thorax 

Listening Techniques (LT) 1, Listening Techniques 2 

Visceral Manipulation Pediatrics 

Visceral Vascular Manipulation Lower Quarter  (VVML) 

Visceral Vascular Manipulation Upper Quarter (VVMU) 

Craniosacral Therapy (CST) 1 and 2

Craniosacral  Applications for Conception, Pregnancy and Birthing (CCPB) 

Completion of the academic requirements and successful submission of a case report for the American Physical Therapy Association Academy of Pelvic Health Certified Achievement Provider in Pelvic Floor Disorders and Obstetric/Postpartum Physical Therapy

Ongoing continuing education seminars on multiple pelvic floor, obstetric, postpartum, Doula services, urological, urogynecological, and orthopedic physical therapy rehabilitation topics 

Skills: 

Visceral Manipulation (adults and children), 

Craniosacral Therapy (adults), 

Manual Therapy including  joint mobilization, soft tissue mobilization, myofascial release, 

Skin rolling, scar massage

Internal vaginal and rectal manual therapy 

Post operative rehabilitation after hysterectomy, pelvic organ prolapse repair, prostatectomy and other urogenital oncological procedures, 

Therapeutic exercises and conditioning 

Spinal stabilization, Feldenkrais method

Pelvic floor and abdominal muscle strengthening or down training/release  

Breathing support and vocal rehabilitation

Coordination and synergy of stabilizing muscular systems 

Patient education and motivation

Sexual health education and counseling


Articles & Books Written

Professional and public presentations on urinary incontinence management and prevention 

Pelvic floor rehabilitation and conditioning 

Pregnancy and sports participation 

Fall recovery techniques

Professional presentations on urinary and fecal incontinence and rehabilitation

Spinal stabilization for patients with low back and pelvic pain 

Pregnancy, postpartum and orthopedic conditions of the upper extremity, lower extremity and pelvis 

Sexual interviewing and counseling 

Labor and delivery positioning with orthopedic musculoskeletal conditions 

Dyspareunia (vaginal pelvic pain) 

Long terms implications of COVID rehabilitation

Podcasts:

Pelvic floor health podcast:https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/balanced-by-beth/id1434444875?i=1000435182599

Pelvic pain with the intercourse/dyspareunia podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/episode-32-physical-therapy-pelvic-pain/id1434444875?i=1000457460560


Professional Associations / Memberships

Member of an American Physical Therapy Association, Orthopedic, Women's Health, Pelvic Academy, and Aquatic Sections

Medallion Member of International Alliance of Healthcare Practitioners 

Member of the International Urogynecological Association 


Available for patients

Case studies, easy to understand explanations about the CranioSacral System, Visceral Manipulation, products to use between sessions, and much more.

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