Meet Dr. Jaci
Hello! I’m so glad you are here!
My Name is Dr. Jacqueline York and I am the founder of Flourish Physical Therapy. Flourish is a boutique specialty practice in Saint Petersburg, Florida with an expert focus on pelvic health physical therapy (PHPT). I created this company after working for 9 years in the area of pelvic health in large hospital based clinics. During my time working in these large clinics, I gained a tremendous amount of knowledge treating patients with varied pelvic health concerns from pregnancy/postpartum, urinary issues, complex pelvic pain and more. I appreciated the knowledge I gained, however there were always two areas of my practice that I always found lacking, the time I could spend with patients and the overall awareness of PHPT in both the general public and providers. I am hoping that the about and services section shed some light as to the conditions PHPT can treat and how they are treated.
One primary goal of this practice is to slow down and give patients more of my time and focus. I have found that on the whole, doing this has allowed me to see patients meet their goals for therapy in less sessions. Giving the time, energy and expert focus you deserve. The way it should be.
I have been passionate about pelvic health, women’s health and health advocacy for as long as I can remember. Before becoming a physical therapist, I started my career as a certified health education specialist in community health. During that time, I focused my efforts on education and resources for people to live healthy lifestyles and specifically for women to have healthier pregnancies and babies. This stage of my career was short lived, but I took my passion for education and everything I learned in that time with me as I transitioned to becoming a physical therapist.
I attended the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at The George Washington University in Washington DC. Before entering the program, I knew I wanted to specialize in pelvic health. I was so fortunate to have multiple learning experiences in pelvic health during that time while on clinical rotations with Georgetown University Hospital and Johns Hopkins Hospital. Before graduating, I took my first pelvic course with the Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute. After graduating, I relocated to Jacksonville, FL to start working in my first physical therapy position focused on Pelvic Health with Brooks Rehabilitation. This is where I continued my postdoctoral training in pelvic health and orthopedics with the Brooks Institute of higher learning.
I have continued to pursue additional trainings throughout my career to sharpen my skill set. I have attended advanced courses through the APTA Academy of Pelvic Health, Brooks Institute of higher Learning, The Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute and The Barral Institute. After a lot of hard work and dedication, I received my Women’s Health Clinic Specialist board certification in 2016 from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties. In addition to coursework, I remain active in the APTA Academy of Pelvic Health, International Continence Society, Global Pelvic Health Alliance and International Pelvic Health Journal Club.