Treating all gender expressions to identify the root cause of your symptoms. Implementing integrative and whole-body treatment to get you living your best life possible.
WHAT IS PELVIC FLOOR THERAPY?
Pelvic floor dysfunction is extremely common and affects more than 45% of men and women at some point in their life. Symptoms vary but typically include external or internal pelvic pain, incontinence or of urine or stool, limits in sexual appreciation, low back or hip pain, frequent urination or bladder infections, bowel issues, and/or core weakness/instability.
The Integrated Feminine provides individualized assessment and therapy plans to treat each unique person. We start at the center - your pelvis - and bridge the gap between top and bottom, outer and inner, physical and energetic. We support each person's system with specialized home programs to best treat physical imbalances, while restoring nervous system restoring feminine qualities of attuning, enriching, and reclaiming one's energy.
Bladder & Bowel
frequency, overactive bladder,
frequent UTIs, constipation, IBS
Sexual Health & Appreciation
Optimal participation in intimacy,
Pregnancy, Fertility, & Birth Recovery
birth preparation and planning,
Low back, SI, abdominal, hip,
pelvic, genital, pain with intimacy,
endometriosis, IC, PCOS
Athletic & Pelvic Organ Prolapse
Core and pelvic floor
optimal posture and
Pre- and Post-Surgical
gender affirming surgery,
hysterectomy, prolapse repair,
pelvic floor and core strengthening
endometriosis, IC, PCOS
Emily Merollis, MOTR/L, RYT
I'm Emily Merollis, MOTR/L RYT, founder of The Integrated Feminine. In my many years of service to others, I believe that there is no better "core" to go after than the pelvic floor. Our pelvis is the complex fulcrum of our body, housing and protecting the most essential organs and functions, and taking the brunt of most of our movement needs and stress.
As an occupational therapist, my mission is to help clients get back to what they love, and to learn the skills to maintain daily lifestyle habits to live an healthy, empowered life with a deeper connection to body, mind, and spirit. As a lifelong athlete and aerialist, I am passionate in developing customized fitness programs for each individual to regain functional strength and increase body awareness.
Shoshanna Lewis, DPT
I'm Dr. Shoshanna Lewis, DPT, and I absolutely love being a physical therapist. I was trained in sunny South Florida at the University of South Florida and now enjoy treating near the breathtaking Oregon views. Through personal life experiences I have simply fallen in love with the complexities of the pelvic floor and how impactful it is to our daily lives. It is my motto that the core is the only part of our body without an exit so we MUST take care of it! I can’t wait to meet you and do my very best to help you have a happy pelvis.
Kelly Barmann, MOTR/L
I'm Kelly Barmann, MOTR/L and am delighted to join the Integrative Feminine team! My holistic, trauma-informed treatment approach is based on the belief that mind, body, spirit are inextricably woven, and addressing the whole system is where sustainable healing and deep life satisfaction can occur. I treat a wide range of mental health conditions and am equally passionate about helping people relieve chronic pain and rehabilitate orthopedic injuries. I utilize a unique approach of manual therapy, mindfulness techniques, somatic psychotherapy, “parts” work, lifestyle coaching, and customized exercise planning to address issues at the root cause.
In addition to my masters in Occupational therapy- I have trained extensively in manual therapy, myofascial release, PRI (Postural Restoration Institute) breathwork and am a National Academy of Sports Medicine personal trainer. My advanced mental health training has come from the Sensorimotor Institute, Internal Family Systems (IFS). Additionally, I have trained in psychedelic assisted therapy integration through FLUENCE, EFKAP, PsyAlchemy and various mentorships programs.
My speciality areas include eating disorders, chronic and persistent pain,
anxiety and depression, psychological and physical manifestations of PTSD
post surgical rehabilitation, medical trauma, neurological and autoimmune conditions ( SCI, TBI, MS, PD) and harm reduction and psychedelic integration coaching.
WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY
...She helped me with some tips that were key for me in both preparing for and getting successfully through my unmedicated labor/birth (with a big baby, nonetheless!)... Now she is helping me focus on what I can do to help the healing and strengthening process afterward. I only wish I’d had this kind of support with my first baby! I highly recommend Emily and her services.
...I just want to say how AMAZING Emily and The Integrated Feminine is!!! I am really happy to say that I have had 3 really thorough appointments with Emily along with exercises she gave me, and through her holistic approach, my tailbone is almost back to 100% straight, the tailbone pain is mostly gone, and my hips stayed even since our last appointment for once in my life!!...
...She is the very best Pelvic Floor therapist I have worked with-and I have worked with many! I finally feel that I am making progress...