WHO WE ARE
At Indigo Physiotherapy, we believe in challenging the traditional models of care to cultivate true whole-body healing. We offer one-on-one, personalized treatment sessions with our clients, focusing on their individual goals for healing and returning to function. Using an ever-evolving paradigm of whole-body health, at Indigo we blend traditional medicine with holistic approaches to create and propagate individualized healing, wellness, movement and function across the lifespan. We strive to create and maintain an atmosphere of safety and welcome for all who walk through our door.
WHY CHOOSE US
Our holistic approach means that we don’t chase pain or “fix” people; we treat dysfunction, listen to your goals and needs, and treat with a whole-body approach. As Dr. DuFlo delved further and further into treatment of pelvic pain and dysfunction, as well as prenatal and postpartum care, it became exceedingly obvious that full healing is a collaborative approach that requires nutrition and bodywork in addition to physical therapy. We would be happy to provide reading resources and peer-reviewed evidence for this collaborative and dynamic approach. Our meticulously curated team of professionals were sought out by Dr. DuFlo specifically because they are highly educated, skilled at their unique crafts, and bring a unique approach to healing. As you follow your own unique path to healing, you may choose to seek one, or all, modalities, or we can help refer you to other providers.
Indigo’s model is based upon the relationships with our clients and the time available to spend with them. As a concierge physical therapy and integrative health practice, we are available in off-hours for phone and e-mail communications, we respond timely to our clients needs, have the ability to flex our hours and schedule to help our clients get the treatment they need quickly. As the models for healthcare change, Indigo is on the forefront of the future of healthcare, putting the client first.
We are magical unicorns. But we are also highly trained specialists in pelvic floor dysfunction, inclusive but not limited to sexual dysfunction, pelvic pain, endometriosis, fertility, incontinence, pregnancy-related issues and pain, bowel issues, sexual trauma and general women’s and men’s health issues.
Dr. SAMANTHA DUFLO, PT, DPT, PRPC
Owner/Founder of Indigo Physiotherapy
Dr. Samantha DuFlo earned a Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Maryland, after which she relocated to Chicago, IL to further her knowledge and training in pelvic pain and rehabilitation. As Chicago is home to several of the leading pelvic pain institutions, Samantha felt privileged to be immersed in the learning, research and care environment. Returning to the Baltimore area, Samantha was able to bring her unique, holistic approach to treatment of pelvic and sexual dysfunction happily to Baltimore City.
Samantha prides herself on being up to date with current research, pursuing continuing education, ongoing pelvic trends, and education of her clients so they can dispel pelvic “myths” and come to understand their own bodies and journeys to healing. As a holistic physical therapist, Samantha integrates a wide range of therapeutic techniques and a multifaceted approach to facilitate whole-body healing.
Samantha is adjunct faculty, teaching reproductive anatomy, physiology, and pathology at the University of Maryland, School of Medicine to doctor of physical therapy students. Samantha is honored to have been asked to lecture and present to groups both small and large, been featured in podcasts, as well a featured conference speaker. To hear more about Samantha, her background, her passion for the pelvis, women’s health, and why she chose to start Indigo Physiotherapy, you can listen to her interview here.
Also a Reiki practitioner, Samantha believes in treating all levels of the body. Samantha is a member of the International Pelvic Pain Society, the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health, and the National Vulvodynia Association. She has journeyed to Costa Rica and Malawi for medical global outreach and research, and is usually found on a hiking trail with her dogs or reading a good book when she’s not working.
JESSIE BERNSTEIN, LMT, BCTMB, CEIM
Jessie Bernstein is a Maryland Licensed Massage Therapist and Board Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. She graduated from University of Hartford in Health Science and returned back to Maryland to study at the Baltimore School of Massage. With dedication to advanced trainings, she specializes in fertility, pregnancy & postpartum massage, oncology massage and also teaches infant massage classes.
As a second generation massage therapist, she grew up with an incredible appreciation with the power of touch and was energetically inspired to provide the same support. Working with clients who already have so much going on with their health, she seeks to create plans with her clients to give them part of the steering wheel with their care. Women’s health has been her passionate drive for massage therapy. She utilizes her unicorn magic to listen to her clients, navigate the body, and provide the necessary support to encourage shifts to happen. She is a member of the American Massage Therapy Association, the Society for Oncology Massage, Maryland Birth Network, and Infant Massage USA. With her skillset, Jessie has worked in various settings including hospitals, cancer centers and wellness centers which has provided numerous experience opportunities within her focuses.
In addition to massaging, Jessie is also a retreat facilitator, helping women through the journey of magical empowerment. In her spare time, she actively volunteers for local cancer organizations, plays with her puppy, and enjoys walking on trails and hiking with her husband.
Board Certified Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
AMTA Member# 171599
Austin Rees, LMT, ICBLC
Austin Rees is dedicated to enhancing individual journeys to the highest vibrations. Austin has a degree in Biology from Hollins University, as well as a completion of the Lotus School of Integrated Profession's Massage Therapy Program. Soon after the birth of her first child she concentrated her additional education to focus on pregnancy, birth, postpartum and infant development. She became an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, a Certified Babywearing Educator, and a Certified TummyTime! Method Professional. Her hands-on experience with pregnancy and birth education is an asset to her treatments at Indigo with our focus in women's health.
Learning Reiki, and CranioSacral Therapy for herself, family, and clients was a natural next step. By acting as a conduit or channel through which Reiki energy travels, Austin provides clients with physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual balance. Knowing firsthand the challenges pregnancy, birth, and postpartum can have on parents, she is inspired to bring peace, healing, and comfort to clients through all stages of conception, pregnancy, and postpartum.
In addition to providing services to families and clients, Austin enjoys down time with her husband, four children, and two dogs. She thrives circling with local women and facilitating invigorating retreats. Austin is dedicated to supporting causes centering on social justice. She also enjoys attending workshops, conferences, and completing courses that inspire inner healing, and empower her to provide further education and knowledge that she can pass onto clients.
Dr. Natalie Sebba, PT, DPT, WCS, CLE
Dr. Natalie Sebba, PT, DPT, WCS, CLE is a board-certified women’s health clinical specialist who has more than a decade of experience treating patients in need of women's health, pelvic health and female oncology rehabilitation. Natalie finds immense joy in helping her clients regain physical and pelvic health and is honored to be a trusted member of her clients healthcare team.
Prior to board certification, she earned her Doctor of Physical Therapy at Duke University and completed the APTA-credentialed women’s health physical therapy residency at Duke Health. Early in her career, Dr. Sebba developed several specialty women's health programs across the country. These experiences showed Natalie that clients need easy access to expert care as life is complicated enough! Dr. Sebba had the pleasure of running a private practice in North Carolina prior to relocating Maryland. She joined Indigo Physiotherapy because as we provide the same care that she feels is essential to success; individualized, focused attention to each client.
Dr. Sebba is passionate about advancing the field of physical therapy and avidly promotes specialty practice. She has served the Physical Therapy profession as Chair on the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, Women’s Health Specialty Council and served for many years as a clinical mentor with the Duke Health Women’s Health Residency program. Dr. Sebba teaches internationally with the USC-China International Program.
If you’ve called, emailed, or been in our office, you’ve interacted with Alauna - and without a doubt she’s helped you in some way. Alauna is our much-valued office administrator, making sure our ship stays to course (and afloat!). Alauna is a current Master of Finance candidate at the University of Baltimore working toward her career goal to become a certified financial analyst. Alauna hopes to aide her local community and the finance community by initializing her own program geared toward high school-aged young women and working with non-profit organizations to spread financial education. When she’s not at Indigo, she can often be found on the softball field with her recreational teams or at home with her pup.