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Services at Louisiana Pelvic Health

You're here because you want something different.

You're serious about addressing your bladder health & pelvic pain. 

You want to feel confident about your body and your intimate life without worrying about pain.

You're done with the hormones, and you're thinking about getting pregnant at some point. 

Your intuition tells you there has to be something else - something other than pills and procedures - to stop pelvic pain & get pregnant.

 

You want to discover the connection between your cycle health & your pelvic health so you can get pregnant more easily, prepare for the physical changes during birth, and smoothly transition into postpartum recovery.

 

Fortunately, that's exactly what I do! I've worked with hundreds of women to heal pelvic health issues from the root cause. 

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Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy

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We specialize in working with women with pelvic health concerns, including bowel, bladder, and sexual dysfunction. Some of the conditions we see in pelvic health include:

  • Pelvic pain conditions including pain with sex, back pain, tailbone pain, hip pain, and constipation.

  • Pelvic floor dysfunction including prolapse, post-hysterectomy pain with sex, bladder leakage, diastasis recti, 

  • Return to exercise postpartum and post-laparascopic surgery 

  • Chronic bladder and pelvic conditions like interstitial cystitis and endometriosis

  • Menstrual cycle issues & hormone imbalances

  • Birth prep and pregnancy pelvic floor conditions 

Orthopedic Physical Therapy
"90% of those with low back pain have pelvic floor dysfunction"

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Traditional orthopedic physical therapy can be life changing, especially when you work with a PT who can diagnose your concerns properly by looking at missed causes of your pain. Many patients with back and hip pain have not been evaluated for pelvic floor dysfunction as the missing link to their healing.

 

Some of the conditions we see in orthopedics include:

  • Chronic back pain & sciatica 

  • Disc bulge/herniation issues

  • Persistent or recurrent hip, sacroiliac pain, or labral tears

  • Neck & upper back pain

  • Core weakness & difficulty maintaining an exercise routine

  • Difficulty with weight lifting due to back pain or leaking with exercise

Get Pregnant Naturally
Discover the connection between your menstrual cycle & your pelvic health

"Dr. Melissa was and continues to be such a supportive resource following my visits after birthing my son. I'm so grateful to her and the expertise she's gained in helping me get back to feeling like myself. The coolest thing she did was help me realize how my history of back pain and disc herniations impacted my pelvic floor long before trying to conceive. Highly recommend Melissa because she not only helped me fix my postpartum issues, but I've also been living without a flare up in my back since seeing her." - Allison

"She helped me realize how my history of back pain impacted my pelvic floor"

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Our healthcare system does not prioritize pre-conception health & postpartum recovery. Your concerns of wanting to prepare your body for pregnancy, come off the pill, and recover your pelvic floor & hormones postpartum will often be brushed off.

 

As a pelvic health Physical Therapist who specializes in fertility, I am able to help women optimize their cycles to get pregnant naturally, transition off of birth control, & recover smoothly postpartum. I don't believe in just 1 6-week postpartum visit for mom! 

 

Some of the conditions we see for fertility include:

  • Trying to conceive

  • PMS, PMDD, & mood disorders

  • Irregular cycles, PCOS, & hypothalamic amenorrhea

  • Pre-menopause symptoms

  • Vaginal dryness & low libido

  • Thyroid issues & autoimmunity affecting the cycle

  • Postpartum transition through breastfeeding 

  • Postpartum nutrient depletion & fatigue

  • Using the cycle for natural birth control

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