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How Our Approach is Different

At Louisiana Pelvic Health, we take a unique and different approach than the traditional medical model, which allows one issue to be looked at. However, patients recovering from birth or experiencing chronic pain issues rarely have just one problem and are lacking a holistic approach to find the root cause of all of your issues.

At Louisiana Pelvic Health, our goal is to create a place for you to address all of your concerns so that you can learn, heal, & take charge of your health. We spend a minimum of 60 minutes of uninterrupted time and utilize a holistic approach so you can improve your pelvic health with long-term results.

Dr. Melissa Thompson, PT, DPT, MTC

Owner & Physical Therapist


Hi! I’m Dr. Melissa Thompson, PT, DPT, MTC. I’m a board-certified Doctor of Physical Therapy with a specialty certification in Manual Therapy, which is a tool for hands on treatment. I am also a pelvic health specialist with an advanced certification in Fertility Awareness Mentoring.

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. 

Through my own struggles with pelvic pain & infertility, I have seen the gap in care for women's health. I could not find a practitioner to find the root cause of my pain until I began seeing specialized pelvic PT's who believe in finding the root cause. I also had difficulty finding any doctor who would listen to my fertility concerns. 

This is why I have done so much specialist training and designed a practice to incorporate both pelvic floor treatments & fertility education so I can help women get the answers that took me years to find for myself.

I believe every person deserves a head to toe assessment and am an advocate for holistic health. Holistic health means that instead of looking at one body part, we look at the whole body to find all of the contributing factors to your situation. This creates lasting healing. 

I earned my Bachelor's degree at LSU and followed up with my Master's Degree in Pharmacology at LSU Health Sciences Center. From there, I earned my Doctorate in Physical Therapy from LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans. 

I was born and raised in Louisiana and spent many years living and practicing in New Orleans. I now live in Houma, LA with my husband, and we are enjoying getting to the know the community and giving back with Louisiana Pelvic Health.


Academics & Certifications

  • Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center New Orleans

  • Masters of Science at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center New Orleans

  • Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry at Louisiana State University

  • Licensed Physical Therapist in Louisiana

  • BLS American Heart Association


  • Fertility Awareness Mastery Mentor (FAMM) in training

  • Advanced Pelvic Floor Specialty Training at Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute

  • Manual Therapy Certification (MTC) awarded by Evidence in Motion

  • Restorative Yoga Immersion Training at Root2rise Yoga Studio

  • Postpartum Corrective Exercise Specialist (PCES) at Core Exercise Solutions

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