DOWNTOWN TUCSON, ARIZONA
head on over to the scheduling portal to set an appointment with Dr. Danielle
SURGERY PREP & RECOVERY
LOW BACK & HIP PAIN
or, call/text 520-704-7144
475 S Stone, Tucson AZ 85701• inside Studio CABAN
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. 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. During your detailed Initial Intake, Dr. Danielle will provide you with specific recommendations.
WHAT CAN I EXPECT IN A PELVIC FLOOR SESSION?
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.
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 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.
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?
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.
CAN I WORK WITH YOU EVEN IF I AM NOT IN TUCSON?
Absolutely! After working with women in person for over a decade, I have designed a virtual energy program for those wanting to work with me virtually. In addition, people often come in from out of town for extended sessions, which can also be very powerful. Contact me directly for details around these options.