Dr. Lori O'Neill, PT, DPT
For over 20 years, Dr. Lori O’Neill, PT, DPT has embraced various roles as a physical therapist supporting females with pelvic dysfunction as well as pregnancy/postpartum related conditions, She is the only Certified Birth Healing Specialist in the eastern US.
Holistic Birth and Postpartum Rehab has been the majority of her career focus incorporating the best of current evidence-based research and wisdom obtained from serving women as a Lamaze Labor Support Specialist and DONA Certified Labor Doula.
By appreciating the full physical and emotional experience surrounding birth and "forever" postpartum, Lori has delivered numerous lectures as a professional continuing education instructor and speaker on pelvic health for organizations such as Lamaze International.
Community Outreach is the heart of her service as a volunteer for the Infant CranioSacral Clinic at Women's Birth and Wellness Center and offering free monthly classes on physically preparing for birth and postpartum.
Chapel Hill is home to Lori and her fun family of 3 daughters, husband and multitude of pets. She is a native of Pittsburgh, PA and attributes her early interest in women’s health from growing up in a house full of sisters.
Wheeling Jesuit University:
BA in Theology
Masters of Science in Physical Therapy
Doctorate of Physical Therapy
Professional Organization Membership:
The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
Academy of Pelvic Health Physical Therapy
International Alliance of Healthcare Educators Medallion Member (IAHE)
Dr. Lori O'Neill, PT, DPT
"Lori is a wonderful physical therapist. She takes time with her patients and invests in their care. When I came to see her, I had reached a place where my pain was debilitating. I'd lie in the bed crying in agony. Lori spent a lot of time with me and helped me find the exact diagnosis for my problem. Then, she put a care plan in place for me that's working. I went from a full day's worth of excruciating pain to a two to four hour window of manageable pain, and I'm on my way to being completely pain free. Whenever I'm frustrated with the pace of my healing (it's nerve related, so slow going), Lori is there to provide information and encouragement. She always keeps abreast of the latest discoveries in her area of expertise and shares them with me. If I have a question she doesn't know the answer to, she'll research and ask around until she finds one. She is very professional but not to the point of being aloof or standoffish. She treats me like a person, not a patient. I appreciate the dignity she gives me in each session. My particular problem has a lot of embarrassing nuances and is the result of a traumatic situation, but she always treats me with respect and makes me feel comfortable opening up and working on the therapy."
— E.S. / Holly Springs, NC
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