There are many stages a women goes through in her lifetime: childhood and puberty, the childbearing years, middle age, menopause and beyond. The complex health issues that may arise with each of these stages in a women’s life should be holistically approached, integrating services and care to learn the root cause of the problem, thereby treating the cause rather than just treating the symptoms. This type of approach involves internal balance of our hormones, bodily processes and emotions to achieve an optimal state of vitality. Integrating proper nutrition, emotional health and physical wellness enables women to learn, understand and appreciate the beauty that surrounds our female reproductive system and how our hormones are designed to impact every aspect of our emotional and physical health.
Menstrual cycle awareness for daughters and mothers. Our menstrual cycle is the fifth vital sign or “the engine light” of our health status. An irregular or abnormal period is our first warning sign of an underlying health problem. Each young woman should learn how to track, understand and embrace her menstrual cycle as it is a powerful tool that can help her understand her overall health, and emotional well-being.
Fertility challenges are addressed with a multifaceted approach at NMR to identify the root cause of the imbalance. This includes a thorough history and physical examination, pelvic organ positioning, nutrition, toxicity and stress assessment, laboratory and diagnostic review and an entire year of guidance and monitoring with Mercier Therapy. As a result, an individualized approach is developed that supports, guides and empowers the woman in her journey.
Pregnancy and Post-Partum Care at NMR offers natural ways to cope with pain and other health concerns during and after pregnancy. Our integrated programs which include Mercier Therapy, chiropractic, physical therapy, nutrition and biofeedback therapy can provide life-long benefits and help prepare you for a healthy delivery and recovery from natural birth or C-section.
Menopause and beyond. The unpleasant symptoms at this stage of life are generally exacerbated by lifestyle choices that cause blood sugar imbalances and insulin resistance syndromes for an example. Peri-menopause and menopause symptoms can be addressed naturally with nutrition, exercise, supplementation and hormonal optimization.
Pelvic floor dysfunction is the result of neuromuscular imbalances in the pelvic muscles or organs. This can be a result of many lifestyle factors that include weakness, motor control dysfunction, deconditioning, poor nutritional habits, emotional or mechanical stress to name a few. Our functional approach at NMR includes screening and treatment of all these factors in an effort to address ‘the whole woman’.
We can also help with following diagnoses:
- Infertility/Secondary Infertility due to C-section scar tissue
- Pelvic pain
- Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
- Period health
- Hormonal Imbalances
- Lack of vitality
- Postpartum and C-section recovery
- Poor ovarian reserve/High FSH
Services available at NMR to achieve optimal heath and vitality for women at any stage include:
Mercier Therapy. This non-invasive, drug free therapy involves nutritional support as well as a series of gyno-visceral manipulations to improve blood flow, reposition pelvic organs and optimize health. Mercier Therapy is geared towards women that struggle with infertility or have pelvic pain secondary to endometriosis. Women who want to conceive naturally or are choosing medically assisted cycles such as IVF can be supported with this therapy.
Physical Therapy/Reconditioning plays a critical part of most women’s care at NMR. Therapeutic exercises and resistance training is utilized strengthen and stabilize your spine, pelvis, improve posture and support bone health.
Women suffering from Pelvic Floor Dysfunctions will be taught functional exercises to restore postural alignment and decrease mechanical stress on the pelvic organs along with strengthening and muscle relaxation techniques.
For the pregnant and post-partum patients we utilize exercises to improve abdominal muscle control, postural ergonomic training, and promote safe body mechanics.
Chiropractic care is utilized to decrease pain and restore alignment at the spine and promote healthy neuromuscular and hormonal balance.
Biofeedback Therapy offers a unique natural approach to stress management. This powerful tool is utilized at NMR to improve muscle and general relaxation, decrease anxiety, improve pelvic floor muscle control, and to address headaches. Chronic stress leads to some of the most common disorders in women such as: hormonal imbalances, infertility, autoimmune disease, thyroid imbalances, poor overall health and depression. This powerful tool is utilized at NMR as part of our integrated approach to restore optimal health.
Nutrition counseling provides our patients with empowering and fundamental tools to maximize their health. Food is not merely fuel for our bodies, it becomes our body as the nutrients are utilized to create structures that make up our muscles, bones, hormones, organs and brain. Nutrition can become medicine if the optimal amount of nutrients are supplied through food.