Abigail Dowd

Abigail Dowd

PT
Physical Therapist

Abigail grew up along the West Coast of the U.S. during her younger years but returned to her homeland, where she completed and earned her Physical Therapy degree with distinction from Angeles University in the Philippines in 2002. She relocated to the Pacific Northwest to pursue her career and has continued her education with advanced training in the North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy and the Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehab Institute.

Over the years, Abigail has worked with a variety of musculoskeletal disorders of both the spine and extremities in the young and aging population. Her main focus now is working with the pelvic floor population. She has extensive advanced training and clinical experience working with all patients for urogynecological, obstetric, and menopausal conditions (urinary/fecal incontinence, biofeedback, pelvic floor training, pelvic floor pain management, pregnancy-related musculoskeletal dysfunction, pre/post-natal rehab, and colorectal conditions) as a pelvic floor specialist since 2006. Her commitment to her patients is reflected in dedicated, one-on-one treatment, with emphasis on her patient’s goals, reinforced by the latest research and results.

Outside of being a Physical Therapist, she enjoys traveling and spending time with her husband and two daughters. Abigail also is enthused about fitness, outdoor running, cooking and creating healthy recipes, gardening, and volunteering at local schools.

Articles written by Abigail Dowd

Portland PACE
Coccyx Injuries

The coccyx (also known as the tailbone) is the triangular bony structure at the bottom of the vertebral column that serves as an attachment for our pelvic floor muscles. It is composed of three to five bony segments held in place by joints and ligaments. When injured, it can cause debilitating pain. This pain can be termed as coccygodynia, coccydynia, or coccalgia.