Postural assessment of the entire body with special attention to balance within the pelvis.
How it Works
A customized exercise and stretching routine to address existing pelvic floor concerns.
Release myofascial restrictions to address postural imbalances.
A dedicated practitioner with ample professional and personal experience to guide you through the process.
Full Body Evaluation
At Pelvic Health Support appointments will be 60 minutes long. The first appointment will allow us to focus specifically on the pelvic issue at hand. Because the pelvis does not exist in isolation, your initial consultation will also include a full body evaluation. Have you thought about how you distribute the weight of your body across your feet? Do you lock your knees? Do your hips always feel tight? Does your pelvis tip forward or jut out? Are your shoulders severely protracted? Are your shoulders level with each other? Does your head sit evenly on top of your shoulders; neither hanging forward nor craning up?
Through a full body evaluation and a complete medical, surgical and social history, we will learn how your job and regular daily activities affect your posture, gait and pelvis. Based on what we discover, Kathy will develop the appropriate plan for your body. This plan will include gentle strengthening and stretching exercises, as well as self-myofascial release techniques to improve your overall functioning throughout your day. These new skills can help with everything from your regular exercise routine to the typical activities of daily life.
Fascia and Myofascial Release Therapeutic Touch
What is fascia? It is a continuous full body system of connective tissue that surrounds every organ, bone, muscle, nerve, tendon, ligament, artery, vein and cell. This fascial system surrounds the pelvic cavity externally. It connects the pelvis with important muscle groups including but not limited to the hips, glutes, hamstrings, quads, psoas, quadratus laborum, transverse abdominus, and adductors. The fascial system also functions internally, surrounding the pelvic floor musculature and all of the insertion points for the muscles of the muscle groups mentioned above. For traditional medical practitioners, fascia is often overlooked, because the facial system does not appear on traditional diagnostic imaging like ultrasound, x-ray, CT scan, or MRI.
Think of peeling an orange; with the first peel we see the white membranous sheath on the back of the skin; then we see the intricate membranous fibers surrounding the entire orange itself; then we separate out an individual orange slice and we see the even more intricate and continuous membranous fibers. Our fascia is like these fibers.
Fascia should be flexible and stretchy; it should facilitate our movements. Physical trauma including scarring and inflammatory responses as well as emotional trauma can all cause a hardening of the fascial system thereby creating fascial restrictions. These fascial restrictions or hardenings can exert pressure, resulting in pain. These restrictions can limit our mobility, flexibility, stability and our overall function throughout our day.
Myofascial release therapeutic touch is a gentle, non–injurious hands on technique in which light continuous pressure is applied to the areas of restriction for as much time as is needed to allow for the softening of the restriction. Myofascial release therapeutic touch includes both external and internal releases. It is a skin on skin technique, without the use of oils, creams or other equipment.
It can be difficult to talk about pelvic pain. It’s often hard to even pick up the phone to make that first appointment! Kathy offers a unique understanding of this, both as a patient and as a medical provider. She is committed to providing a safe and supportive environment, away from the traditional medical office or hospital, where you can feel comfortable to begin or continue your healing process.
At Pelvic Health Support, our experienced Family Nurse Practitioner provides a unique approach to overall pelvic health. We want to take care of you directly and have made a conscious decision not to accept insurance. Our goal is to develop the appropriate treatment plan based on your needs, without restrictions imposed by your insurance company.
We are happy to supply you with an ICD-10 code and NPI number for your use, if requested.
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