Specialties

How Women's Journey can help you

Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Common conditions include, but are not limited to:

  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Post pelvic surgery
  • Urinary Incontinence: Stress, Urge, or Overactive Bladder
  • Urinary Urgency/Frequency
  • Fecal or Gas Incontinence
  • Constipation
  • Pelvic, Hip, and/or Low Back Pain
  • Dysparunia (pain with intercourse)
  • Vulvodynia, Vulvar Vestibulitis
  • Pudendal Neuralgia
  • Vaginismus
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Interstitial Cystitis, Painful Bladder Syndrome
  • Endometriosis

Cancer Recovery

Common conditions include, but are not limited to:

  • Swelling and Lymphedema
  • Pain, scarring and soft-tissue restriction
  • Restricted Motion/tightness
  • Axillary Cording Syndrome
  • Reduced strength and endurance

Pregnancy-Related Conditions

Common conditions include, but are not limited to:

  • Pubic symphysis dysfunction
  • Sacroilliac joint dysfunction
  • Scar restriction (perineal and abdominal scars)
  • Diastasis Recti
  • Reduced strength and endurance

Pediatric Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

Common conditions include, but are not limited to:

  • Pediatric bowel dysfunction
  • Pediatric urinary dysfunction

What to Expect

Your first visit will be approximately 60 minutes in length to allow us to first discuss, in detail, your symptoms and medical history and leave enough time to perform a comprehensive physical therapy evaluation. The comprehensive evaluation will include a postural evaluation, movement assessment, strength and range of motion assessment, and detailed evaluation of your pain.

Time will be spent discussing the findings of the evaluation, teaching about your condition, and developing a home exercise program. Our practice is passionate about empowering each individual to fully understand and take charge of their condition through education using anatomy, pictures, and demonstration. We believe in a comprehensive, holistic approach to care that incorporates the whole-body, including the entire musculoskeletal system, nervous system, breathing and daily movements.

Depending on your condition, follow-up treatment can include:

  • Manual therapy
  • Myofascial release
  • Manual lymph drainage (MLD)
  • Exercise prescription/training
  • Neuromuscular re-education
  • Relaxation training
  • Biofeedback
  • Bladder/bowel training
  • Dietary modifications
  • External and/or internal manual stretching
  • Pelvic floor muscle coordination training
  • Abdominal and core strengthening
  • Postural awareness/retraining
  • Body mechanics with daily activities
  • Functional and sport-specific training

All sessions take place in a clean, private treatment room. Assessment and treatment techniques are explained in advance. All questions are welcome and encouraged!

Meet Your PT

Karlene Salguero, PT, DPT, WCS, CLT

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​Karlene is a licensed Physical Therapist with extensive knowledge and experience working in Women’s Health. She is skilled at treating women of every age and stage, and is passionate about empowering women to be educated and in control of their bodies. She has finally followed her bliss and taken the leap to start Women’s Journey. Come join her and start your journey towards optimal health! A resident of Cambridge, Karlene finds joy in spending time with her 3 young daughters & husband, creating super nutritious meals, practicing yoga and playing outdoors.

Training: Karlene is one of a small number of board-certified Women’s Health Clinical Specialists (WCS) by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialities (ABPTS). She is certified by the American Physical Therapy Association in Pelvic Floor and Obstetric Physical Therapy (CAPP-Pelvic, CAPP-OB). She is a Certified Lymphedema Therapist (CLT) awarded by The Norton School of Lymphatic Therapy with extensive knowledge and experience with manual lymph drainage, compression bandaging, and breast cancer treatment. She attended Boston University where she was captain of the Division I Lacrosse team and earned her degree in Exercise Physiology, which speaks to her passion for treating athletes. She achieved her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA. She has worked at some of the best and most respected hospitals in the country including Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH).

Diana Singleton, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS

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​Diana is a licensed physical therapist with a passion for treating women’s pelvic health issues. After the birth of her son and realizing the significant impact both pregnancy and delivery have on the body, Diana became specialized to treat women’s pelvic health issues. She has experience working with women of all ages on a wide variety of diagnoses. Diana loves spending time with her son, trail running, cooking plant-based meals, and reading about health and wellness.

Training: Diana has extensive knowledge in evaluating and treating a variety of pelvic floor diagnoses, and enjoys helping women reach their optimal health goals. Diana has almost a decade of experience treating outpatient orthopedic/sports PT issues. She is a board certified Orthopedic Certified Specialist (OCS) by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS). Diana is also a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). She was an indoor/outdoor track and field athlete at the University of Massachusetts Lowell where she earned her degree in Exercise Physiology. She achieved her Doctorate in Physical Therapy at Franklin Pierce University in New Hampshire.

Testimonials

img When I returned to my normal exercise routine following the birth of my second child, I soon began having pain in my core. I was diagnosed with diastasis recti and pelvic floor weakness. Across 8 PT visits with Karlene, I learned so much about how my body had changed during pregnancy and how the exercises I had always done before pregnancy were actually making things worse.

She took the time to make sure I was doing all of the exercises with proper technique and that I understood why each exercise was helping. And not only did my core feel stronger and more supported after the 2 months of weekly visits, but I also noticed that I was less likely to end the day with back pain and fatigue- I hadn't even realized that I was having back pain until it stopped hurting! img

-JF, 33 year old mother to two children

img I went to Karlene for help with urinary incontinence. She was always positive, kind, and helpful, and explained everything very well, which was very important to me. She also provided written instructions for each week's exercises--very useful for jogging your memory. She really cares about her patients. I highly recommend her! img

-HB, 63 year old woman

img Working with Diana changed my life. Before having a baby, I was very athletic. I ran and lifted regularly. Diastasis recti and the pain that it caused wrecked all of that for a year and a half, but the one-on-one work that I did with Diana got me back on track. I have no more pain and I’m back in the gym, feeling better than ever. img

-AR, 29 year old post-partum athlete

img You have truly put me on the path to understanding my disease. img

-TE, 42 year old writer

img Working with Karlene after the (difficult) delivery of my daughter was so good for my physical and mental wellbeing. She was a great coach, and after only a few sessions I started to feel stronger and more confident about my body and its ability to heal. I’m not sure I could have felt more comfortable talking about and working on such a “private” problem as bladder control with anyone else. I would highly recommend Karlene, and pelvic floor physical therapy in general, to any postpartum woman. img

-HC, 38 year old mother to two children

img Diana was amazing. I was never rushed and felt like I was her only patient. She was careful to demonstrate some of the exercises using illustrations and explaining what to expect so that I was never embarrassed. I would highly recommend Diana to anyone because I know that person will be well cared for. img

-LD, 58 year old female

img Karlene is a fantastic partner to have in treating a woman with pelvic floor challenges. My patients rave about her, and I know they are receiving top notch clinical care in an area where expertise is paramount.img

-Dr. Lori Berkowitz, OBGYN

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Payment/Insurance

Fees

$185 Initial Evaluation

$140 Follow-up visits

$185 Annual Wellness Check-up

Most people see results at 5 visits, and continue to gain benefits from weekly or every other week sessions for 8+ visits.

Too long of a wait to get an appointment? Please contact me via email karlene@womensjourneyphysicaltherapy.com if you would like to be placed on a waitlist for a sooner appointment.

Insurance

Women’s Journey is Out-of-Network for insurance. You will be provided an invoice at the end of each session that you may file with your insurance or medical savings plan for out-of-network reimbursement. This invoice includes all the required codes and information necessary for reimbursement. You are responsible for understanding your specific benefits for an out-of-network provider.

When compared to In-Network services, our Out-of-Network payment style can actually save money. There are many In-Network costs that add up: co-pay, co-insurance, deductible, as well as the time spent commuting and attending physical therapy several times a week for several months. Oftentimes, you will find our expert, personalized treatment style will get you better faster, saving both money and time.

People who have Health Savings Accounts or Flex Spending Accounts can pay with their HSA of FSA credit cards or check books.

At this time, Women's Journey is not accepting Medicare.

Schedule an Appointment

Location

36 Spinelli Place

Cambridge, MA 02134

Located inside Integrated Health & Fitness Associates, founded by Allison Bailey, MD Board-certified specialist in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

You can read more about her mission here

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74/78 Bus Line Direct

from Harvard Square

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Alewife Station

1.1 Mile Away

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Free Parking in the

Spacious Lot

Contact

Karlene Joy Salguero, PT, DPT, WCS, CLT karlene@womensjourneyphysicaltherapy.com

36 Spinelli Pl, Cambridge, MA 02138

Phone: (617) 475-0549

Fax: (617) 492-4433