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Puberty. Power. Period.

When we think about "Women's Health", we tend not to think about our women-to-be (girls) and young women (teens, young adults). Usually we assume this umbrella term has to do with fertility, pregnancy, menopause, and gynecological issues. Girls and young women deserve dedicated healthcare unique to their life transitions and various (sometimes challenging) physical, emotional, and bodily changes. 

Pediatrics....Women's Health. There's a clear gap there! At She Thrives, we know that tweens, teens, and their caregivers need and want more support. And they are looking for guidance and partnership to bolster their confidence in the caregiving of their wonderful, unfamiliar, and evolving girl.

As a women's pelvic health therapist, mom of daughters (one of which is currently immersed in puberty), and a menarche survivor of a generation seriously lacking comprehensive girl health education, Brooke is here to support you and empower her. She is armed with knowledge, experience, clinical skills, and a penchant for change making and taboo tackling. 

Unsure about how to approach period, bowel, or bladder health with your daughter?

Clinical areas we address in pelvic health therapy: 

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"Cycle Smarts"

  • Understanding her menstrual cycle

  • Knowing her anatomy

  • Awareness of physical/emotional/mental changes of cycling individuals

  • Period tracking

  • Exploring of menstrual health products and how-to's

  • Mind/body care for different times of her cycle

  • Embracing strengths & benefits of each cycle phase

Stomach Ache

Period Pain

Dysmenorrhea (painful periods)

  • symptoms, types

  • primary vs secondary

  • methods of pain management

  • when to get help

  • PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome)

  • Endometriosis

  • Adenomyosis

Urinary Problems

  • Bedwetting

  • Urinary Incontinence (e.g. leaking urine during athletic activity - gymnastics, track, dance, etc)

  • Urinary urgency and frequency

  • Recurrent urinary tract infections

  • Dysfunctional bladder habits (e.g. emptying bladder too often, "just in case", and/or without urge or normal filling)

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Pelvic Pain

  • Vulvodynia (chronic, unexplained pain or discomfort of vulvar tissues)

  • Vaginismus (e.g. difficulty inserting tampon or tolerating pelvic exam)

  • Tailbone pain

  • Lichens Sclerosis

  • Bladder pain syndrome

  • Recurrent vulvovaginal infections and/or irritation

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Bowel Problems

  • Constipation

  • Pain with emptying

  • Incomplete emptying

  • Strain & effort to empty

  • Dysfunctional bowel habits

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Body Dysmorphia

  • Body dissatisfaction

  • Negative self-talk

  • Eating disorders & weight loss behaviors

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Brain, Behavior, Mood Changes

  • Emotional expression & regulation

  • Belonging as focus

  • Coping with "The Imaginary Audience"

  • Departure from childhood, formation of "tribe"

  • Mood swings

  • Perfectionism

Psychosocial areas we address in pelvic health therapy: 

*Did you know?
Occupational Therapists have rich backgrounds and training in mental health care and are uniquely skilled at addressing health & wellness issues with a bio/psycho/social approach? 

We're here to listen, validate, collaborate, & guide.

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