About Cassandra

“You have changed how I think about my body” – Katie

 

“I was told I would never e able to lift overhead again, yet here I am doing just that, pain free.” -Shar

 

What I Do

Some of the things that I can help you with include:

 

  • Safely pursuing fitness classes while addressing post-pregnancy related issues diastasis, prolapse, or incontinence.
  • Creating personalized post-rehab or injury prevention programs, so you can troubleshoot hip, knee, low back, or shoulder pain while continuing the activities that you enjoy.
  • Reducing joint pain and discomfort through specialized manual therapy techniques, including cupping, rock tape, and instrument assisted massage.
  • Assessing your form and offering feedback, so you can squat, lunge, and deadlift without pain.

 

Want to work together?

 

My Story

Hi friend. I’m Cassandra. I’m an athletic trainer who is trained in soft tissue techniques for injury and prevention and treatment based in Tulsa and Skiatook, Oklahoma. I hold a Bachelors degree in Health Education and Exercise Science and a Masters degree in Athletic Training. I help people overcome injury and pain, so they can continue the workouts and fitness classes they enjoy. 

 

I know firsthand how frustrating it is to be active and find yourself sidelined by pain and injury where the most common advice is “just don’t exercise.” Not only is that advice unhelpful, it also doesn’t work. Yet, it’s given over and over both in a post-natal and physical therapy setting. 

 

My first experience with pain was the result of injuring myself through overuse injuries while running. It was significant enough that I had to have surgery on my hip and knee over the course of two years. My experience with physical therapy inspired me to become an athletic trainer. The physical therapy exercises gave me my life back, but I often felt like just a number, because the physical therapist had to treat multiple people at once. This taught me the power of personalized attention. It’s one thing to be given a series of exercises to do on your own later. It’s another to work with someone where you get their full attention, detailed feedback, and a personalized approach.

 

Fast forward to several years later, when I had my first child and experienced pelvic floor prolapse. I pursued physical therapy for over a year and received cookie cutter exercises that never fully solved the problem. Beyond that, I struggled with the mental stress of not being able to do everything I once could as a result of these issues. I then became pregnant with my second child. During this time, I attended numerous seminars to learn about the different approaches for addressing postpartum issues, including prolapse, diastasis recti, and incontinence. After the birth of my second child, I developed my own protocols based off of these seminars and was able to reverse my prolapse, which a physical therapist confirmed several months later.

 

If there’s one thing I’ve learned, you are not your diagnosis, pain, or injury and there is always a way to get back to what you love. 

 

Education & Certifications

Frequently Asked Questions

Do you only work with women?
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Are you more like a personal trainer or a physical therapist?
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Where are you located?
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What is sports medicine or athletic therapy?
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Do you take insurance?
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Do you still teach fitness classes?
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Do I have to be an athlete to see you?
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What ages do you see in your clinic?
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I had a shoulder injury that I had gone thru several months of physical therapy with. And although my therapist deemed my range of motion ‘within normal limits’ and released me from care with restrictions that I should not do any exercises above the head, I still was not happy with the outcome. I just felt like I needed more relief from the tightness I had been feeling, and wanted to be able to do all the gym exercises I had been doing before the injury. I contacted Cassandra to see if she could help. With her initial evaluation, some exercises in her office and a home exercise program I have nearly all the range of motion I wanted (I’m continuing to improve here) within just a few visits. She was also able to point out and correct some form issues that will aid in the strengthening of my shoulder and prevent further injury. I am so grateful for her help and only wish I had gone to her much sooner.

Shar M.

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Beth Cordell, Age 18

 Get in Touch

(918) 408-9460

info@positivelybalancedllc.com

 

Open Hours

Mon – Fri — 8:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday — 9:00am – 3:30pm
Sunday — Closed