East Tennessee Spine & Sport is your go-to provider of
Pelvic Health Services in Knoxville, TN and the largest provider of pelvic health in East Tennessee.

The pelvic floor muscles are a group of muscles that make up the bottom of your core. These muscles work to help support the pelvis and pelvic organs, maintain continence of bowel and bladder, and assist with sexual function.

The term pelvic health (or women’s health) is used to describe a variety of conditions that include loss of urinary and fecal, urinary urgency and frequency, pelvic organ prolapse, bowel dysfunction, pain with intercourse and pelvic exams, and pain within the pelvic area (tailbone, genital, rectal, and/or lower abdominal) during activities of daily living.

These dysfunctions usually center around the pelvic floor muscles and can occur in men & women of all ages. These dysfunctions are very common but not normal. And best of all, these conditions are all very treatable allowing you to get back to your optimal level of function.

Incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse and other pelvic floor disorders are widespread and affect women and men of all ages. Yet these conditions are greatly undertreated, leaving millions of people to struggle with symptoms that can, and should, receive medical care.

The experts at East Tennessee Spine and Sport are committed to helping patients, including those who have been treated unsuccessfully elsewhere, find relief from their conditions so they can live their lives to their fullest.

    Our Experienced Pelvic Health Providers

    Emily Pace

    Physical Therapist - The Nest

    Emily has been treating pelvic health since graduating from ETSU in 2011. She has always had a passion for learning that hasn’t dulled with time. She obtained her Certification of Orthopedic Manual Therapy (COMT) in 2017 and is working towards her MDT (McKenzie) and Pelvic Health certification. In addition to constantly learning new things, Emily lectures about the pelvic floor and the benefits of physical therapy to physical therapy students and medical students at ETSU, OB/GYN residents at UT, and to various groups.

    Emily uses her extensive training and creative solutions to help patients return to their optimal level of function. She has a huge heart for all things pelvic health, but especially those around pregnancy and postpartum dysfunctions.

    When she is not working, Emily spends her time traveling, practicing yoga, weight lifting, and spending time with her family and her dog.


    Kayla Beets

    Physical Therapist - North Knoxville

    Kayla is a graduate of Maryville College with a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and Doctorate in Physical Therapy from South College. Falling in love with the pelvic health patient population during an extensive clinical internship, Kayla most enjoys helping new moms return to their active lifestyles. She is a passionate lifelong learner and is excited to pursue her certifications in pelvic health and McKenzie Manual Therapy.

    Kayla also takes a holistic approach with her patients by not merely treating the title of their diagnosis, but rather treating the person as a whole by using exercise, manual therapy, and healthy lifestyle techniques.

    Kayla was born and raised in Knoxville, TN, and looks forward to working with ETSS as she continues living in the surrounding beauty the area has to offer. When not in the clinic, Kayla can be found in the mountains rock climbing and camping with her husband, dog, and friends.


    Amanda Carden McKinley

    Physical Therapist - West Knoxville

    Amanda graduated from the University of Tennessee in 2014 with a B.S.Ed. in Kinesiology. She went on to get my Doctorate of Physical Therapy at East Tennessee State University in 2017. In her very first semester of PT school, Emily Pace gave a presentation to her class on pelvic health. A spark was ignited and from that time on, every thing she did was in service of one day becoming a pelvic health physical therapist. Now that she has achieved that goal she enjoys working with patients with any form of pelvic floor dysfunction, but has a special passion for helping individuals with pelvic pain.

    She’s a Knoxville native, born and raised. In her free time she enjoys traveling, hiking, trying new foods and craft beers, loving on my pets, and spending time with her husband.


    Kelsey Hornick

    Physical Therapist - Lenoir City

    Kelsey is a graduate of the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. As an avid mountain biker and yoga practitioner, she has always enjoyed getting people back to what they love doing without pain. Throughout her first two years of practice in orthopedics, she noticed a high frequency of pelvic floor specific complaints in the general population.

    After obtaining further education in pelvic health, she fell in love with helping patients of all ages reduce incontinence and constipation and recover from pelvic pain. She thoroughly enjoys assisting new moms adjust to the ever changing demands on their bodies before and after pregnancy as well. Kelsey aspires for continuous growth and is committed to her pursuit of further education in pelvic health and orthopedics. She is also a registered yoga teacher and prenatal yoga instructor and is excited to apply all learning and experience to help her patients.

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