The Integrated Feminine is a specialized outpatient clinic that provides rehabilitation to those who suffer from pelvic floor dysfunction.
The Integrated Feminine is dedicated to treating the whole system, including dietary changes, mindfulness and trauma release exercises, and teaching your body to work in new and improved ways with subtle cues and support. Treatment and diagnoses include:
* Anismus * Biofeedback * Bladder Issues * Bowel Disorders * Diastasis Recti
Dysmenorrhea * Dyspareunia *Endometriosis * Holistic Pelvic Care™ * Incontinence * IBS * Interstitial Cystitis * Low Back Pain * Mayan Abdominal Massage * Pelvic Floor Muscle Dysfunction * Muscle Energy Techniques * Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation * Organ Prolapse * Pelvic Pain * Post-Surgical Rehab * Prostate Problems * Prenatal and Postpartum Care * Pudendal Neuralgia * Vaginismus * Visceral Manipulation * Vulvodynia
Our approach is an integrative one, treating the body from a whole-person perspective. We seek to help you integrate the feminine - the qualities of listening, receptivity, and connectedness to your body. We offer support in connecting the dots from past injuries, lifestyle habits, and emotional and psychological blockages that may be causing chronic pain, chronic inflammation, and recurring dyssynergic patterns.
The pelvic floor is the very important host of our most essential functions (absorption, elimination, stability, pressure management, core strength, and sexual function and pleasure). It requires the same amount of attention and listening as the rest of our body. When is the last time you slowed down to feel or relax your pelvic area, or simply assess its function? It is an area that is difficult to feel or coordinate without practice.
At Integrated Feminine, we use a holistic, integrative approach to rehabilitate the pelvic and core imbalances, while cultivating deeper healing. Our approach looks at the patterns physically AND energetically (the "hidden" or more subtle blocks) to restore wholeness.
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.
Gina Inglese, MOTR/L
Hi, I’m Gina Inglese, MOTR/L and I am thrilled to be a part of the team at Integrated Feminine! I received my education at Salus University outside Philadelphia, PA. Pelvic floor health can be overlooked, but is a vital component of overall wellness for all genders. Occupational therapy is unique in that it addresses both physical and psycho-social components of health in a holistic, individualized manner. My role is to ensure clients have the tools they need to thrive in their daily lives, while addressing any barriers along the way.
I have a special interest in mental health, alternative methods to pain management, incontinence, and sexual health. I love exploring the connection between the body and the mind, and engaging the whole self to create best possible outcomes. I look forward to collaborating with you to reach your goals!
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.