Until Every Pregnancy Is Painless
Kathleen Vigo, PT, DPT
Hi, I’m Kat, the founder of Painless Pregnancy. As a first time mom, I had no idea what to expect in the way of managing my pregnancy. I went upstairs from my clinic where I worked, knowing there were two OB offices on that floor. I chose one of those two based off of appointment availability, and I did whatever that doctor suggested. This ultimately ended up with the decision to induce me at week 39, with the explanation that the baby was “measuring big”. This induction resulted in over 24 hours of labor, a 4th degree tear, and a whopping 7lb boy. Even though my baby was healthy, I was devastated and mortified at my own outcome. I spent days and weeks wondering if my body would ever heal fully, or if I would be capable of resuming my heavy-duty job as a physical therapist. Little did I know that this single life event would ignite a fire in me that led to the creation of a company that would change the face of postpartum care for all women. Today, moms have the option of receiving high-quality, expert care in the comfort of their own homes to prevent or treat all physical postpartum problems.
I am a Doctor of Physical Therapy specializing in the pregnant and postpartum woman. I graduated from the University of Florida in 2005 with a Bachelor’s of Health Science and in 2008 with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. I have extensive experience in orthopedic and neurological disorders for people of all ages. My true passion was born when I specialized in obstetrics in 2013 at Brooks Rehabilitation in Jacksonville … FL. Since then, I have continued my specialty training with Lynn Schulte from Institute of Birth Healing, Herman and Wallace, the American Physical Therapy Association, and Isa Herrera of Pelvic Pain Relief. Combining the expertise of Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy with Obstetrics has brought our clinical practice to the next level. My heart behind Painless Pregnancy is that every woman has the opportunity to be given holistic and conservative care to the highest degree.
I am also a daughter, a wife, a mother to two beautiful children, a sister to five amazing people, and a Christian. My intentions for this company stem from my favorite verse in Proverbs: “Commit your works to the Lord‚ and your plans will succeed.”