Body Gears: Don't Ignore Your Pelvic Health

DR. MASA CHALUPA, PT, DPT, OCS WOMEN’S HEALTH THERAPIST NEWSLETTER The Newsletter About Your Health And Caring For Your Body Getting To Know The Body Gears Physical Therapy Team ® ®

from all walks of life face, and most specifically loves helping those experiencing pelvic pain. She is looking forward to completing further training to also treat men with pelvic floor dysfunctions and further honing her toolset.

Masa was born and raised in a Bosnian/Croatian household in Germany. In 1999, her family immigrated to Canada where she completed her undergraduate studies in Molecular Biology at the University of Waterloo. She played soccer, ran track, and played volleyball both in high

® Masa has been practicing as a physical therapist for the past 5 years in the Houston Texas Medical Center where she had the opportunity to work with patients with various orthopedic injuries. She also developed the center's Women’s Health and Aquatic Therapy programs and presented to resident physicians the role of physical therapy in the OBGYN setting. Masa is excited to join Body Gears where she can combine her passions for manual therapy and teaching. In her spare time, Masa likes to stay active doing yoga, HIIT training, running and intermural sports. She also enjoys traveling and exploring new areas in and out of town, cooking, and spending time with friends and family. Masa fell in love with Chicago during a clinical rotation in the Hyde Park area as a student and is looking forward to exploring this amazing city in every way and calling it HOME.

school and in college and she absolutely loves to exercise and be physically active. Masa has been fortunate to learn multiple languages and currently speaks 4 fluently (English, German, Bosnian/Croatian, and Spanish). After working as a Biologist for 2 years, Masa realized that she was meant to work with people more than cells and wanted to help people both feel better and perform better. She volunteered at several clinics and discovered her love for physical therapy. She graduated from Regis University in Denver Colorado in 2013 with her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree and completed her orthopedic specialization (OCS) in 2016. Masa has also achieved certification in Orthopedic Manual Therapy and has completed several Herman & Wallace pelvic health specialty training courses in order to treat women with pelvic floor dysfunctions. She enjoys treating a variety of pelvic health concerns that people

Find Masa at our Chicago West Loop clinic.

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