Are you leaking urine, having pain with sex, pregnant, or recovering from having a baby?

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I help women find relief from pelvic floor symptoms in the Houma, Thibodaux, Raceland, and surrounding areas.

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Pelvic Floor Rehab

For those with bladder & bowel dysfunction or sexual/pelvic pain. We treat all pelvic floor related conditions for women.  

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Pregnancy & Birth Prep

For those who are pregnant to prepare your pelvic floor for birth, exercise safely, and improve pregnancy low back pain, pelvic pain, and bladder/bowel symptoms.

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For those wanting to return to exercise safely, address abdominal separation, core strengthening, bladder issues, c-section recovery, perineal tear recovery, return to sex pain free, and back/pelvic pain. 

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Fertility & Holistic Reproductive Health

For those who want to optimize your menstrual cycles by using fertility awareness and combined hands-on manual techniques to improve your cycle & pelvic health. Treatment includes hands-on therapy, diet & lifestyle recommendations, and cycle charting education.

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Orthopedics

For those with chronic low back pain that have not found relief, new onset sciatica or hip pain, or joint pain. Treatment plans include hands on manual techniques, dry needling, and exercise prescription for pain management

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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."

Virtual & In Clinic Appointments Available

Hi! I'm Dr. Melissa Thompson, PT, DPT, MTC. I believe in healing your pelvic floor symptoms holistically by finding the root causes of your condition and using my expert skills to fully address your pelvic health from head to toe.

 

I have always been an advocate for holistic health to address muscle and joint symptoms during pre-conception, pregnancy and postpartum. 

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My mission is to empower and support women by providing expert pelvic health physical therapy to improve their quality of life from head to toe.

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

  • 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

Bowel

  • Constipation

  • Straining with bowel movement

  • Fecal & gas incontinence 

  • Pelvic organ prolapse (rectocele)

  • Rectal pain

  • Pain with bowel movements

Postpartum Recovery

  • 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 

Menstrual Cycle

  • PMS & Mood Swings

  • Heavy Bleeding

  • PCOS

  • Endometriosis

  • Using the cycle for natural birth control

  • Trying to conceive

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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