Lesley Jones, MPT
Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist
Hello – I’m glad you’re here!
I am a Certified Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist with over nine years of experience focusing solely on pelvic health. Originally from Canada, I received my bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and Athletic Injury Therapy from the University of Western Ontario. After moving to the United States (still a Canadian at heart!), I obtained my master’s degree in Physical Therapy from D’Youville College in Buffalo, New York. I soon realized that after three winters, I needed the beach.
I relocated to Naples, Florida in 2017. Hello, SWFL! Working as a physical therapist for over 15 years, I found the need for pelvic floor physical therapy after the birth of my first child. I, myself, had pelvic floor dysfunction and was experiencing pain. After seeking out treatment and realizing the importance of pelvic health, I took courses to become a Certified Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist. I fell in love with the subject matter and the idea of helping both men and women who are silently suffering from pelvic issues.
While you’re under my care, my utmost priority is to maintain your comfort at all times. I will thoroughly explain what the assessment and treatment will involve (which will always include proper draping when necessary), give you alternative options, and obtain your consent before proceeding. You are in control and may withdraw consent at any time. When the pelvic floor muscles are assessed this way, the research has shown that the interventions carried out by a physical therapist for pelvic floor problems are highly successful and should be the first line of treatment for incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, and pelvic pain.
3200 Bailey Ln, Suite 117
Naples, FL 34105
Mary Ruggieri, DPT
I was born and raised in northeast Ohio and eventually moved to Columbus to earn my bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences at Ohio State University. Immediately after completing my undergraduate career, I moved to Miami, Florida, to pursue a doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Miami and graduated with honors. I learned to appreciate the southwest coast of Florida after vacationing in the region with my family for many years and decided to relocate to Naples soon after graduation.
Throughout my professional studies, I developed an interest in the use of physical therapy to address the pelvic floor. In addition to the formal education provided by my graduate program, I took several continuing education courses and traveled to Nevada to gain first-hand experience in the treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction. Aside from pelvic health, I have helped many patients with orthopedic, cardiopulmonary, and neurological disorders. I have an understanding how such concerns may influence pelvic floor dysfunction, and must therefore be taken into consideration when determining the most effective course of treatment for each individual patient.
My overall goal is to help individuals of all genders, races, and ages excel in their homes, communities, and social lives. I prioritize working alongside my patients to encourage participation and control of their care. I strive to help my patients achieve success, build confidence, and feel empowered to independently apply the skills they learned in physical therapy after the conclusion of formal intervention.