Visit types: Office/Hospital/At home
Spoken languages: English
Interpreting services for other languages: No
Philosophy of care and typical treatment strategies: First and foremost, my goal is to educate patients on how their body functions and how they can self treat their pelvic floor dysfunction. I will always be available to them but since endo is a chronic condition, they may need to step away from therapy for periods of time and I want them to have the tools they need to do it confidently. I incorporate internal and external manual therapy to address muscle tension (visceral mobilization, scar tissue massage and myofascial release), gentle therapeutic activities such as diaphragmatic breathing, perineal bulging and yoga-type stretches, dietary changes, tool assisted pelvic floor muscle stretching (dilators, wand), constipation management, relaxation exercises that help the patient reconnect with their pelvic floor and build awareness and pelvic floor muscle coordination. Every person is different and will have different needs, so I get the patient’s history and behavior of symptoms and address what we find in our visits. I may also address fluid intake, toileting, incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse as needed. I often am assisting to coordinate care by recommending Drs who I trust in Phoenix and helping patients learn to self advocate. I strive to create an environment that is safe and affirming for my patients, I am trauma-informed.