What we do

At Hallett Physical Therapy, we specialize in the treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction and breast cancer rehabilitation.

We can help with:

  • Accidental leakage of urine when coughing, laughing, sneezing, lifting, running or jumping

  • Need to urinate frequently or all of a sudden

  • Pain in pelvic region

  • Organ prolapse

  • Bowel issues

  • Decreased upper extremity function due to breast cancer treatments

  • Pre- and post partum related issues

  • Scar tissue concerns

  • Sexual dysfunction
     

DIAGNOSTIC METHODS AND TREATMENTS MAY INCLUDE:

  • Postural functional training

  • Bladder retraining

  • Biofeedback

  • Manual therapy

  • Electric stimulation

  • Pelvic floor exercises

  • Abdominal muscle stabilization exercises

  • Behavioral modifications and education

What to expect

At your first visit, we will begin with an evaluation of your current condition, including a thorough review of your medical history and eating, drinking, voiding and sexual habits as they relate to your symptoms.

A comprehensive internal and external exam will help us assess your posture, hip, abdominal and pelvic floor muscles for contributing factors, such as weakness, tightness or strain. 

Initial visits are 60–90 minutes; follow up sessions average 30–45 minutes.

About me

Melissa Hallett, DPT

After completing a Masters Program in Physical Therapy from Notre Dame College in Manchester NH, I went on to earn a Doctorate from Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, NH. 

I have extensive training in the treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction, treatment of women recovering from breast cancer as well as pre and postpartum impairments. I am currently seeking a Certificate of Achievement in Pelvic PT from the American Physical Therapy Association. 

Since 2002, I have worked for Cape Cod Hospital as a women’s health physical therapist, treating patients with UI and pelvic pain. I also work with women with breast cancer – in all stages of treatment and recovery – helping them regain function and decrease pain caused by radiation therapy, lumpectomy and mastectomy.

By addressing the specific health needs of women, the goal of my practice is to help women regain their inner strength. Childbirth, aging and illness can all take their toll, but non-surgical treatments can be effective in helping women regain function, decrease pain, and get back to an active, happy lifestyle.

Melissa
 
 
Contact

Please discuss any concerns with your physician and obtain an insurance referral if needed.
To schedule an appointment, call 508-648-8297 or use the form below to send me an email.

Together, we will discuss your goals and formulate a treatment plan.

 

Evidence shows that pelvic floor rehabilitation should be offered as the first-line therapy to women with stress, urge or mixed urinary incontinence.

—  Wilson, 2005

 

MELISSA HALLETT, DPT

133 FALMOUTH ROAD, UNIT C
MASHPEE, MA 02649

TEL: 508-648-8297

FAX:  508-428-7991

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