PELVIC, HIP, & TAILBONE PAIN
I absolutely LOVE Danielle and can't say enough good things about her! She provides a safe, loving, and compassionate environment for healing. I did regular chiropractic and pelvic care with her and found her gentle technique far more effective and preferable to traditional chiropractic. - STACY
Danielle is an integral healer in my self care regimen. I am so grateful for her wisdom and healing touch. - KATHY
Danielle is one of the most beautiful and powerful healers I know, practicing tuning in to the subtle energy, while being very present in the physical. - SONYA
FOUNDER & CREATOR OF
Root Somatics Bodywork
After over a decade of clinical experience working deeply with the root of the female body, Dr. Danielle developed the Gyno Chiropractic™️ method, which she now teaches to fellow chiropractors wanting to deepen their ability to support women holistically.
This method is a gentle hands-on somatic bodywork for the root that aims to restore balance and optimal functioning to the fascia for the whole body with focus on the pelvis, reproductive organs, and related structures.
Our bodies move slowly and it can take time to make lasting changes to deeply held patterns. Chiropractic care is designed to make small adjustments to your system over a period of time to facilitate nervous system balance. My work is designed to release tension and increase function starting at the root of the female body. Somatic and energy work offers wellness support to release blockages and feel more grounded in your body. Based on the latest in fascial research, a good therapeutic dose of bodywork is 6 hours total. Some need more if there have been deeply held chronic patterns for many years. Dr. Danielle starts everyone off with a 8 session foundational package. If you need more care after the initial package, the two of you will determine a wellness plan that makes the most sense for your specific case.
In the first session, we will discuss your history and goals. Then, I will briefly introduce you to pelvic anatomy with a skeletal model and answer any questions you have before we move on to the physical exam. During the treatment session, the pelvic muscles are assessed intravaginally to determine how the muscles are engaging during a pelvic squeeze (or “Kegel”) followed by techniques such as intravaginal massage, myofascial release, trigger point, breathwork, and visualization tools to assist core physical and energetic balance. Each session includes an assessment of the joints and any necessary adjustments. Follow-up sessions begin with a brief re-assessment and then focus primarily on treatment. Each session ends with a review of pelvic self-care.
In allopathic medicine, women’s health consists of an exam with a speculum to check for abnormal cervical cells. As a bodyworker and chiropractor, I will ask many of the same questions as your OB/GYN, but our exam and "treatment" differ as I am primarily focused on the positions of the skeletal system and pelvic organs, and tone, texture, and function of the muscles and fascia of the pelvic floor — what I can feel with my hands. I do not do PAP exams — you will see no stirrups in my office! Women often comment on what a relief it is to experience a doctor's visit for this part of the body that does not feel so cold and clinical.
Many women describe an immediate feeling of a renewed sense of connection and awareness of their pelvic space and more of a sense of being in their body. They also report feeling calm, centered, and grounded. Energy and blood flow are increased to the pelvic bowl, and many women report a decrease in overall symptoms and a strengthening of pelvic floor muscle engagement.
PLEASE NOTE: This work is designed to restore physical and energetic balance, which can sometimes bring up emotions stored deep in the body. It may be necessary for a referral to a trained counselor in which case, you will be referred to a trusted specialist. If you have a history of trauma, please be sure to have a current relationship with a counselor.
I am out-of-network with insurance companies. If you receive out-of-network chiropractic benefits, I can provide a “superbill” for reimbursement, which sometimes covers some of this work.
Receiving bodywork during your bleeding time can be a nourishing and releasing experience. However, everyone is different. It is up to you if you would still like to receive bodywork during your bleeding time. Not all sessions will include internal pelvic work. If your cycle arrives on a day that we had planned on intravaginal work, you are welcome to request that we focus on another area that day if you wish.
Dr. Danielle Cornelius
My mission is to support women in their expression of vitality with gynofascial rebalancing techniques I created after 13 years of clinical practice and research into the most gentle hands-on techniques for gynecological issues that many women suffer with unnecessarily.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
INITIAL INTAKE (about 1 hour) - $150
Includes detailed history and physical exam, and about 15-20 minutes of bodywork. Also includes some time for education about pelvic anatomy and at-home care.
FOLLOW UPS (about 1 hour) - $150
Bodywork, nervous system balancing, self-care counseling.
CARE PLANS (8 follow-up sessions)
The Gyno Chiropractic method consists of a foundational series of 8 sessions designed as a therapeutic dose of bodywork and integration for the fascial system. Follow-up wellness recommendations are discussed at the last visit in the series and vary depending on specific needs.