Meet Dr. Anika Arevalo PT, DPT
Specialist in Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation
Dr. Anika graduated from the University of Miami with a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology and a Minor in Sports Medicine and Chemistry in 2009. She then continued on to the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine where she earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) in 2013. After graduation, she took her first job in Atlanta, Georgia, where she practiced for two years treating patients in the outpatient orthopedic and sports setting.
Dr. Arevalo moved back to Miami in late 2015 to continue her career in South Florida. Since her return, she has spent her time in private practice treating patients of all ages in the Orthopedic and Acute Rehabilitation setting. Dr. Arevalo has recently furthered her education by becoming a specialist in Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation where she treats a wide range of Pelvic Floor disorders that are related to Pelvic Floor dysfunction in both males and females.
Originally from Dallas, Texas, Dr. Arevalo moved to Miami Florida to run track and cross country for the University of Miami for her four years of undergrad education. She continues to be an avid runner competing in multiple marathons each year. She also enjoys weight lifting, yoga, relaxing on the beach, and spending time with her two dogs.
Dr. Arevalo has recently furthered her education by becoming a specialist in Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation where she treats a wide range of Pelvic Floor disorders that are related to Pelvic Floor dysfunction in both males and females. A pelvic floor is a group of muscles forming an anatomical sling that supports your pelvic organs which include your bladder, uterus or prostate, and rectum. Like all muscles in your body, the pelvic floor needs to be able to function well to allow normal urination, bowel functions, and pain-free intercourse. Dysfunction of the pelvic floor can lead to incontinence, pain, and improper organ suspension. Dysfunction of the pelvic floor happens when the muscles of the pelvic floor do not contract or relax correctly and can cause pain and affect our daily activities.
Common Treatments Include:
- Urinary Incontinence
- Urinary Urgency and Frequency
- Fecal/Bowel Incontinence
- Pelvic Pressure
- Pelvic Pain
- Painful Intercourse
- Pelvic Floor Weakness
- Diastasis Recti
- Prenatal and Post Postpartum pelvic floor training
- Post-Proctectomy and Hysterectomy patients experiencing the above symptoms.