OUR STORY

 

By definition, the 4th Trimester refers to the 3-month period following the birth of your baby. This period is hallmarked by your newborn rapidly developing and adapting to life on the outside of your womb, while you careen into the joy, terror and reality of motherhood.

 

The 4th Trimester is also widely accepted among the medical and professional community as the necessary physical “recovery period” for postpartum moms following childbirth. However, for many women, three months is just the beginning the body’s road to healing and recovery.

 

Frustrated by the sheer number of moms resigning to leaking, pelvic pain, poor posture and feeling weak or stuck, we decided to challenge the stereotypes around prenatal fitness and postpartum recovery by providing specialized physical therapy, workshops and education for women before and after baby.

 

4th Trimester is on a mission to challenge and, ultimately, change this damaging perspective with open conversation about what’s not normal (laugh-leaks, ladies?) and what may yet be strengthened and healed following the months, or even years, after you give birth.

 

You are worthy and you are worth your healthiest self, mama.

MEET MEG

Founder, Head Therapist

 

Called to the coast, Meg moved from her hometown of Annapolis, MD, to Charleston after getting married and graduating from the Physical Therapy program at Marymount University.

 

As a competitive collegiate athlete, she coped with a variety of “over-use” injuries that fueled her desire to become a physical therapist. Although the original plan was to pursue medical school after graduation, Meg realized she wanted a stronger connection with her patients and was drawn to impacting lives through regained mobility and reclaimed active lifestyles.

 

With a renewed vision and refreshed passion, Meg joined Made2Move, a private-pay physical therapy, rehab and performance center in 2017 launching its Mount Pleasant location.

 

In 2018, she embarked on both a personal and professional mission to challenge the statute of limitations on postpartum recovery and help women reconnect with, strengthen and heal their bodies.

 

Beginning with continued education and honing her expertise, Meg pursued and achieved the Certificate of Achievement in Pregnancy/Postpartum Physical Therapy (CAPP-OB) from the American Physical Therapy Association.

 

In Spring 2019, she launched 4th Trimester, the Lowcountry’s only private-pay physical-therapy program and education initiative dedicated to prenatal and  postpartum women.

 

No longer burdened by 3rd-party-payers dictating treatment, Meg is on a mission to do whatever needs to be done to help women hone their healthiest bodies during pregnancy, postpartum and in the years beyond.

 

Motivated by what works, Meg is all about helping moms like you find a path to health and wellness.

 

Education & Credentials

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy, Marymount University, 2008

  • Certificate of Achievement In Pregnancy/Postpartum Physical Therapy (CAPP-OB), 2019

  • Herman & Wallace Pelvic Floor Level 1, 2019

  • Hypopressive Level 1 Trainer, 2018

  • Julie Wiebe PT -  Piston Science: Module 1, Female Athletes: Ready for Impact, Pelvic Floor Piston: Foundation for Fitness, 2017

  • ASTYM Soft Tissue Therapy Certified, 2012

  • APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor, 2015

  • DSI Certification in Functional Capacity Assessment, 2013

 
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MEET HANNAH

Physical Therapist

 

Hannah graduated from the College of Charleston in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Hospitality and Tourism. 

 

To expand her perspective and find her path, she decided to travel and work abroad. Hannah knew her purpose was to impact others in a positive way, but how she would do it was a question still to be answered. 

 

During her travels, she developed a thirst for health and hunger for wellness - eager to explore and experience new approaches, methods and perspectives. 

 

In 2013, she took a nutrition course with the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and kicked off her formal education in the world of wellness. 

 

Back home, Hannah married her continuing nutrition studies with Pilates - instantly falling in love with the mental and physical practice. In 2014, she completed a comprehensive Pilates instructor certification course through Polestar Pilates. 

 

During her Pilates training, she connected with classmates pursuing Physical Therapy and the master plan began to come together. 

 

Soon after, Hannah enrolled at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) earning her Doctorate in Physical Therapy in 2020. 

 

Combining her passion for holistic healing through Pilates and nutrition with medical research and practice, Hannah is uniquely positioned to help empower women through movement with the ultimate goal of enabling them to live their healthiest and happiest lives. 

 

Education & Credentials

  • Doctor of Physical Therapy, Medical University of South Carolina, 2020

  • Postpartum Corrective Exercise Specialist, anticipated 10/2020

  • Herman & Wallace Pelvic Floor Level 1, anticipated completion 9/2020

  • Certified Pilates Instructor, Polestar Pilates, 2014

  • Certified Health Coach, Institute for Integrative Nutrition, 2013

 

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