Visit types: Office/Hospital.
Spoken languages: English and Spanish
Interpreting services for other languages: No
Philosophy of care and typical treatment strategies: My philosophy in caring for my patients with endometriosis involves education in self-management, manual therapy techniques, managing the autonomic nervous system, and anti-inflammatory nutritional counseling within the scope of PT.
Self-management is a huge key to empowerment as navigating endometriosis symptoms is sometimes a lifelong journey. I want my patients to feel empowered and not helpless if they are not able to see a provider during a flare-up. Self-management may include home exercise programs, yin-based yoga, castor oil packing, and more.
I incorporate visceral, neurovascular, fascial, joint, and more in my manual therapy approach. Often a patient’s issue goes beyond the pelvis so it’s important to consider a total body approach. Neuromuscular reeducation and motor control training is a must with any manual therapy. Some of the modalities I use to assist in manual therapy are trigger point dry needling, neurostim microcurrent for scar tissue, and cupping. Orofacial myofunctional therapy and cranial therapy are incorporated as needed especially if a patient needs to improve their overall airway function which aids in improving the autonomic nervous system.
My patients are educated in the basics of anti-inflammatory nutrition support and downregulation of the nervous system. If their needs go beyond my scope they are referred to specific providers that also specialize in autoimmune and endometriosis conditions.