about our team
Our goal is to help you connect to your pelvic floor, and ultimately your body.
about dr. ali schermer, pt, dpt
Dr. Ali is a Doctor of Physical Therapy, an APTA Academy of Pelvic Health-trained pelvic floor physical therapist and owner of The 417 Female. It has been her goal and dream to own a clinic since graduating PT school in order to provide the BEST possible care to her patients.
Ali was a collegiate athlete, playing softball while earning her undergraduate degree in Exercise and Movement Science at Missouri State University, and continued at MSU with her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree, graduating in 2018.
Ali's goal is to help every client walking through the door to feel valued, heard, and to know that they now have a teammate on this journey. It is NEVER too late to get help for pelvic floor dysfunction.
Ali enjoys spending time with her husband Zach, son, Wyatt, daughter, Riley, and their fur baby- a black lab named Boone. Ali also loves all things “holistic and crunchy” and has hobbies including baking, sourdough, kombucha, and loves a good local coffee any chance she can get. Ali is a believer in Christ and believe's this has been the area God has provided to serve Him and others.
about dr. katie gorman, pt, dpt
Dr. Katie is a graduate of Missouri State University's Doctor of Physical Therapy Program and APTA Academy of Pelvic Health-trained PT. Katie was a collegiate volleyball player at Drury University where she earned her undergraduate degree in Exercise Physiology.
Katie has always had a strong interest in health/ fitness growing up being involved in multiple sports and dance. Later coached volleyball, and worked at a gym in her hometown just prior to PT school. She was introduced to pelvic floor health in graduate school and realized how much she didn't know about her own body and pelvic floor.
She is passionate about connecting with patients, and providing education about their own bodies as she knows how empowering this can be. She is excited to be able to serve patients while working along a team of dedicated pelvic health therapists who are focused on treating the whole person.
Katie hopes to empower and motivate patients to be the best version of themselves. In her free time Katie enjoys spending time with her family and fiancé Kyle. She likes finding new ways to be active, especially outdoor activities she recently fell in love with skiing. She enjoys weightlifting, yoga, and finding a new series or movie to binge on TV.
about dr. bailey zahn, pt, dpt
Dr. Bailey is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and a Herman and Wallace trained pelvic floor physical therapist. She has worked as both an orthopedic outpatient and pelvic floor clinician. She is extremely passionate about identifying the root cause(s) of a patient's presenting problem in order to provide complete and wholistic care. She views the body as divinely created and magnificently intricate and finds that her patients respond best when the body as a whole is treated rather than one body system in isolation.
She finds joy in building patient relationships and providing education. It is her goal that her patients not only improve during her care but are equipped with the tools to continue to improve even after formal care has ceased.
Bailey received degrees in Biology and Psychology from Drury University before attending graduate school at Missouri State University from which she graduated in 2020. Throughout her education, she was challenged to critically think and ask questions. She thinks of herself as a lifelong learner and believes this curiosity spurs her on to be a better individual and clinician.
In her free time, Bailey enjoys spending time with her husband, Matthew, and her son, Brecken.
They love to garden together as a family and plan to add some farm animals to the mix in the. near future. She is also a die-hard Kansas City Chiefs fan and can be found with her family in the stands at each home game. Bailey's faith in Christ is the guiding force in her life and it is her prayer that both her actions and the relationships she builds through patient care are a tangible exemplification of Christ's love and passion for His creation.
about amber adams, office administrator
Amber is our virtual administrative assistant for The 417 Female. Amber is a full-time mama to her toddler, Ryan, and two fur babies, and married to her husband Eric. Amber has been a virtual assistant in the past and, fun fact, used to be a zoo keeper!
Amber is a menstrual cycle coach and fertility educator with her business, The Menstrual Maven. She is passionate about teaching women about their bodies and learning what a healthy cycle looks like.
Ali and Amber connected at a community pelvic floor course. Amber has herself experienced pelvic floor therapy and is excited and passionate about helping other women get the proper help and education they need.
We would love to help you on your journey. Please reach out with any questions! If you're ready to book, you can register through the online link below, or call/text Amber, our office administrator!
Phone: (417) 414-0782
Hours: By appointment - call or text to schedule
Location: 5006 N 22nd St, Ozark, MO 65721