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Revitalize Physical Therapy Puts Women First

Sep 01, 2022 12:00AM ● By Sheila Julson
After working in several different physical therapy clinics, Dr. Brenda Heinecke recognized a need in the industry. She envisioned a practice that would offer a more personalized approach while providing more care options specific to women’s needs. That motivated her to form Revitalize Physical Therapy, which has quickly grown and transitioned into one of the largest women’s health and physical therapy clinics in the Milwaukee area.

Heinecke and her staff offer care for women of all ages and all stages of life. Many of her patients are dealing with pelvic floor issues such as incontinence, painful intercourse, prolapse, pelvic pain and athletic injuries. The clinic’s fertility treatment plans help women with conception, and there is also a specialized plan for women transitioning into menopause.

“Women’s health care is all we do,” affirms Heinecke. “Our goal is to change how women receive health care throughout the various stages of their life by providing a unique, proven program—Revitalize Remedy.”

The program provides faster results with long-lasting success, Heinecke explains. “Therapists use a customized treatment plan with three phases of rehabilitation that also integrates treatment for the different nutrition, lifestyle and physical factors that cause pelvic floor issues.” She emphasizes that women’s health care is not a one-size-fits-all approach, and individuality is recognized at Revitalize Physical Therapy.

She encourages patients to be their own advocates and follow their instincts. If something isn’t working, she advises that patients shouldn’t be intimidated to try a different approach or find a different provider altogether.

Striving for Better Outcomes

Heinecke, who has a doctorate in physical therapy from Northwestern University, continued her education to become a pelvic floor specialist and certified strength and conditioning specialist, and is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association. She considers it her personal mission to help transform the lives of as many women as possible.

“Every day, I feel so grateful to be able to help women live healthy, active lives and provide them with relief from their issues—especially women who have tried several other treatment options or who have suffered for years,” she says. “Those results motivate me to do my best every day.”

Heinecke has completed a prenatal research study on the effects of pelvic floor physical therapy during pregnancy and the outcomes on delivery. She emphasizes that it is the first study of its kind in this realm and will be the stepping stone for changing the current treatment recommendations for pregnant women. She will have the opportunity to present this research to her peers at The American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting in order to help enhance and advance the profession.

Going forward, Heinecke strives to provide an innovative experience for women’s health care so they get the care they deserve. That path includes continued collaboration with other healthcare professionals to address factors that cause dysfunction.

“Women have unique factors that should be addressed in their care, such as menstrual cycle, hormone factors and specific physiology in order to get to the root cause of issues. By addressing these, women will also experience better overall health and wellbeing for many years to come,” she concludes. “Ultimately, our vision is to provide the change in health care that we need in order to better serve our clients.”

Revitalize Physical Therapy is located at 11951 W. Janesville Rd., Ste. E, Hales Corners, and 530 N. 108th Pl., Ste. 200, Wauwatosa. For more information, call 414-331-2323 or visit