Serving Houma & southern Louisiana

Are you leaking urine, having pain with sex, trying to get healthy for pregnancy, or recovering from having a baby?

I help women connect their menstrual cycle health to their pelvic health so they can heal pelvic pain, relieve bladder issues, and take charge of their fertility. 
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Get Relief

Expert Physical Therapy to help you find true relief from pelvic pain, sexual dysfunction, bladder and bowel conditions, orthopedic pain, and menstrual cycle issues. 

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Welcome!

Hi! I'm Dr. Melissa Thompson, PT, DPT, MTC, PCES. I'm a Pelvic Health Physical Therapy specialist, certified Fertility Awareness Mentor, and certified manual therapist.

 

I help women connect their menstrual cycle health to their pelvic health so they can heal pelvic pain, relieve bladder issues, and take charge of their fertility. 

Our healthcare system has failed to prepare women for coming off the pill, optimizing conception, for a comfortable pregnancy & birth, & a smooth ride into postpartum recovery. 

I'm here to empower you to take control of your pelvic health, fertility, & your life.

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Women's Health Concerns Do Not Have To Be Ignored

Many of our patients tell us they are confused by all the information out there. One doctor says to go to pelvic PT while the other says you don't need it. Your friends say, "Welcome to your new body" after having a baby, but you are wondering if this is normal. You feel awkward talking about your pain issues. 

Our intention is to be a research-backed resource for women on pelvic health and menstrual cycles. We built a unique road where sex education meets expert hands-on pelvic Physical Therapy. We hope you leave here empowered to take control of your pelvic health, fertility, and your life.

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Orthopedics
Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy 
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Fertility & Reproductive Health
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Birth Prep
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What my patients have to say:
 

"I have been struggling with painful intercourse and urinary problems for years. I got to the point where I saw a urologist, gynecologist, and endocrinologist, but the person who helped me the most was Dr. Melissa. She really listened to me during each of our sessions and helped me get my life back throughout the past few months. I am now able to pee without feeling like my pelvic floor is tight, and I am back to pain free sex and feeling like myself."

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My mission is to empower and support women by providing expert pelvic health physical therapy to improve their fertility & pelvic conditions so you can get pregnant naturally and transition smoothly into postpartum.

Conditions We Treat:

Bladder

  • Interstitial Cystitis (painful bladder syndrome)

  • Bladder retraining

  • Stress & urge urinary incontinence

  • Urinary urgency

  • Urinary frequency

  • Urinary retention

  • Overactive bladder

  • Post void dribbling

  • Urinary hesitancy 

  • Painful urination

  • Pelvic organ prolapse (cystocele)

Pregnancy

  • Pregnancy fitness

  • Pregnancy low back pain/pelvic girdle pain

  • Pregnancy sciatic pain

  • Pregnancy and birth education for core and pelvic floor

  • Pubic symphysis dysfunction

  • Core and pelvic floor training 

  • Bladder retraining 

  • Stress & urge urinary incontinence 

  • Pain with sex (dyspareunia) 

Pelvic Pain

Postpartum Recovery

  • Pelvic, hip, or low back pain

  • Sacroiliac joint pain

  • Dyspareunia (pain with sex)

  • Vulvodynia

  • Vestibulitis

  • Pudendal Neuralgia

  • Vaginismus

  • Interstitial Cystitis (painful bladder syndrome)

  • Endometriosis

  • Abdominal pain

  • Post hysterectomy pelvic pain

  • Menopausal Symptoms

  • Diastasis Recti

  • Bladder retraining

  • Stress & urge urinary incontinence (leakage)

  • Constipation

  • Fecal incontinence 

  • Pelvic organ prolapse (bladder, uterus, rectum)

  • Scar massage

  • Low back pain/pelvic girdle pain

  • Pain with sex (dyspareunia)

  • Postpartum return to exercise 

  • Perineal tear

  • Low back pain

  • Sciatic pain 

Bowel

Menstrual Cycle & Fertility

  • Constipation

  • Straining with bowel movement

  • Fecal & gas incontinence 

  • Pelvic organ prolapse (rectocele)

  • Rectal pain

  • Pain with bowel movements

  • Optimizing hormones for conception

  • PMS, Mood Swings, & PMDD

  • Heavy Bleeding

  • PCOS

  • Endometriosis

  • Using the cycle for natural birth control

  • Postpartum recovery 

  • Fatigue 

  • Irregular cycles

  • Painful periods

  • Hypothalamic Amenorrhea & missing periods

  • Thyroid problems

  • Recurrent vaginal infections

  • Vaginal dryness

  • Low libido

What my patients have to say:
 

“As a mom of 4, I always thought that pelvic and hip pain was just part of motherhood. I finally made the decision to make my pelvic health a priority, and I’m so glad that I did. I had heard from friends about pelvic PT and I’m so glad I finally gave it a try. Dr Mel has helped me to heal my body in ways I never thought possible!! She is so thorough and made me feel so comfortable throughout the process at all my sessions. Thank you Dr Mel!”
- Brooke