Practicing the art of deep listening.
Chiropractic & Pelvic Care
Chiropractic care is not just for back pain and headaches. As a holistic bodyworker, I also pay attention to the energy system and fascia of the spine and pelvis for improved organ health and alignment.
Holistic chiropractic is hands-on health care
designed to bring vitality and vibrancy
to the body, mind, and spirit.
Physical medicine is a non-invasive way to help with issues you may not have considered a hands-on care for like incontinence, prolapse, preparing for and healing from pregnancy and birth, scar tissue healing, and fertility.
For over a decade, my passion has been in the realm of female pelvic health. We are too often told that we must simply live with issues such as incontinence, menstrual pain, infertility, and other pelvic issues!
Your body is an incredible self-healing organism. Bodywork is a key component in clearing interferences to its natural state of being and optimum expression.
My work is a blend of innovative techniques, Holistic Pelvic Care™ (a trauma-informed intravaginal massage and breathwork technique created by physical therapist and author of Wild Feminine, Tami Lynn Kent) and Merciér Therapy (an evidence-based gynovisceral manipulation technique with an over 80 percent fertility success rate), alongside a foundation of traditional Chiropractic Medicine.
Most care plans involve a combination of these modalities, depending on your specific needs.
As a Certified Reiki Master, it is my practice to bring warmth and presence to all sessions, which is particularly helpful for those with high sensitivity or a history of trauma.
Hands-on healing is a profound way to help:
- develop a deeper sense of being in your own body - decrease stress - improve sensation
- encourage self-care and body intuition
- enhance your sense of balance - improve function
GET STARTED BY SETTING UP AN INITIAL INTAKE
Besides being great for long-term pelvic health, Physical Medicine can help with:
fertility support and pregnancy preparation
post partum recovery
pelvic pain and cramping
decreased/painful mobility in hips & pelvis
pain with sitting
pain from cysts, fibroids and scar tissue
recovery from pelvic procedures
transition to menopause
a sense of heaviness in the pelvis
pain with intercourse
difficulty with orgasm
Frequently Asked Questions
HOW MANY VISITS WILL I NEED?
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. Holistic Pelvic Care is designed to release tension and increase function at the root of the female body. During your detailed Initial Intake, Dr. Danielle will provide you with specific recommendations.
WILL EVERY SESSION INCLUDE INTERNAL PELVIC FLOOR WORK?
Unless you are already under care with another chiropractor, most of your treatment plan will include several sessions that are short spinal adjustments only. Your customized treatment plan will likely include a combination of chiropractic adjusting, external myofascial work, and internal pelvic floor muscle release, depending on what is found during your initial exam. Some people don't have a need for internal work, though it is always good to get checked once and a while to make sure the muscles are balanced. You will get a customized treatment plan during the Initial Intake with specific recommendations designed just for you.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT IN A PELVIC FLOOR SESSION?
In the first session, we’ll discuss your history and goals. Then, I’ll briefly introduce you to the 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” exercise followed by techniques as intravaginal massage, myofascial release, trigger point, breathwork and visualization tools to assist core physical and energetic balance. 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.
HOW IS A PELVIC FLOOR SESSION DIFFERENT THAN AN APPOINTMENT WITH MY OB/GYN?
In allopathic medicine, women’s health consists of an exam with a speculum to check for abnormal cervical cells. As a bodyworker and physician, 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!
WHAT EFFECTS WILL I NOTICE AFTER A PELVIC FLOOR SESSION?
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.
DO YOU PROCESS INSURANCE?
We are out-of-network with insurance companies. If you receive out-of-network chiropractic benefits, we provide a “superbill” for reimbursement. We also recommend the service Get Better to help you with the reimbursement process. We offer affordable care plans to make sure every person and family has access to care.