Welcome to April Bolding's website
Women's Health Physical Therapy
April uses an integrative, compassionate approach to help women with issues such as prolapse, incontinence, pelvic pain, pain with intercourse, abdominal pain, pre and post childbirth. She loves working with women in any stage of their lives! Because of her background and special PT training in pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum, as well as in the pelvic bowl and abdomen, her goal is to provide physical therapy to as many pregnant and post-birth mothers as possible. This hard-working population is under-referred and under-served as a whole. In other developed countries, it is a given that a woman be seen by a physiotherapist during this time. Women undergo tremendous change on all levels within the childbearing year and their bodies need specialized attention to prepare for and rehabilitate from the Olympic event of pregnancy and childbirth.
She sees clients in West Seattle both privately and at Highline Physical Therapy clinic. Her home office visits allow for more personal attention in a private space and longer appointment times. Because she accepts private pay for this (cash/checks), there is less focus on paperwork/documentation and more focus on you. To honor her client's commitment to pay for her own healing, April donates a portion of what she receives to help other women heal. Donations made in 2013 were to New Beginnings (they provide shelter, advocacy and support for battered women and their children) and GAPPS (Global Alliance to Prevent Prematurity and Stillbirth). Also, practitioners who provide care for women in the birth realm receive a discount on their first visit. Receiving compassionate care leads to caring for others compassionately.
Schedule an appointment
If you would like to go through your insurance, she can see you at the Highline Physical Therapy clinic. The office staff is lovely and can assist you with getting started. Call 206.933.1030 to schedule an appointment or to inquire more. Most insurances are accepted.
Read more about how Women's Health physical therapy works to help you restore optimal function.
Maya Abdominal Therapy
Maya Abdominal Therapy
April offers Maya Abdominal Therapy treatments privately by appointment. Often called Maya abdominal massage, the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy™ includes massage but it is it broader in scope. It can help clients with fertility, menstruation, pregnancy/postpartum, digestive issues as well as prolapse, incontinence, fibroids, endometriosis and prostate difficulties. Read more
April, our Women's Health specialist, is a transformer of lives. Her patients run the range from prenatal women, post pregnancy and women with sexual dysfunction and incontinence. April treats women dealing with the most personal medical conditions. I have heard their feelings of helplessness. It is an honor to watch them bloom, as what once seemed impossible has become their reality. Her treatment has allowed women to rekindle their sexual connection with their spouses due to surgical scarring, trauma or childbirth. She has taught pelvic floor exercises to women dealing with prolapse or incontinence and has given back their independence and QUALITY of life. She also has the most loyal patient base that consistently fills her schedule.
~Sandra, front desk coordinator at Highline Physical Therapy
Childbirth Preparation Classes
April teaches a variety of childbirth preparation classes:
- Private childbirth preparation classes for first-time parents
- Private refresher classes for experienced mothers/couples
- A 7-week birth preparation series for women/couples planning to birth in the home or at a free-standing birth center
April was our guide into parenthood. We met her as our childbirth instructor and asked her to be our doula. We were drawn to her deep level of expertise, her wit and humor, and the evident significance of love, acceptance, and intuition in her life and in her work. From building our birth plan, to sharing clues that labor was on its way, to the actual childbirth and delivery, she was a confident advocate that birth is a celebration and that we would be ready to be parents.
--Jeanne & David, expectant parents in my Great Starts Childbirth Preparation Class and doula clients, Spring 2009
Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn
Pregnancy, Childbirth and the Newborn presents the latest medical information, including an updated discussion on nutrition and fitness during pregnancy, new information on complementary medicine approaches, updated research-based information on interventions during childbirth, revised statistics and discussion on cesarean birth and vaginal birth after cesarean (VBAC), an extensive discussion on informed decision-making, plus much more. Every section of the book has been revised, updated and expanded. We've even added the PCNGuide companion website.
It covers all aspects of childbearing, from conception through early infancy. It tells you what to expect during pregnancy, birth, and the postpartum period, and how you can work with you caregiver to make childbirth an enjoyable and healthy experience.
Rainbow Circle - Our Sacred Connections, Our Sacred Stories
Parents, children and family members have a special connection to each other. Sometimes, we have experiences that show us in extraordinary ways just how connected we are. We all have intuition, also called our sixth sense, and we can be very receptive with our loved ones. Whether we are a birth or adoptive parent, we can start tuning in to our children in new ways. We can perceive profound things that seem uncanny to some or to others just normal. I have heard parents say things like "I haven't told anyone because people might think I've lost it" or "It was so subtle, I hardly know if it was real." Sacred Parenthood provides a Rainbow Circle for the sharing of our intuitive experiences with our loved ones. Read them here...