Restorative Movement for Reproductive Justice & Fundraising

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By Melissa Patrick, PT, DPT, PHRC Merrimack

On Wednesday, Saturday, June 26th 9am PDT / 12pm EDT, the Pelvic Health and Rehabilitation Center is hosting a virtual fundraiser via Zoom combining two things we care deeply about: pelvic health and racial justice.  PHRC Staff member Melissa Patrick, PT, DPT, RYT will be facilitating a 60 minute movement practice entitled “Restorative Movement for Reproductive Justice”. 

The focus of this class will be to have an embodied understanding of what the pelvic floor is, how to relax it, and how to connect the pelvic floor with stress management and the calming of the nervous system. Inspired by restorative yoga, this will be a gentle class with guided breathing, stretching, visualization, and meditation. For folks impacted by and fighting for social justice, this class is a call for a mindful check in with our bodies, an invitation to explore where we might be holding tension, and an introduction to learn how to begin the work of releasing that tension. This workshop is accessible to any and everybody as it will be a gentle and slow paced class with modifications offered. Come with a yoga mat, any props that you have available, and an open mind. 

This is a donation based Zoom class, cost is $10.

100% of the proceeds from the event will be matched by the Pelvic Health and Rehabilitation Center and donated to Sister Song which is an organization focused on reproductive justice for women of color. Sister Song defines reproductive justice as the human right to maintain personal bodily autonomy, have children, not have children, and parent the children we have in safe and sustainable communities. Sister Song focuses on access, comprehensive sex education, adequate prenatal and pregnancy care, domestic violence assistance, and so much more. 

As pelvic health specialists, the team at the Pelvic Health and Rehabilitation Center recognizes that racism is a public health crisis and it directly affects the populations we work with. Along with continued education and company growth, we commit to regular financial investments in organizations that work to create awareness and equality positively impacting the health of women of color. 

 

Please consider donating and joining our Restorative Movement for Reproductive Justice class! You can register via our website. Space is limited so we encourage you to register now. When registering, please make sure to register under ‘Restorative Movement for Reproductive Justice’ for this specific event, as Melissa also offers Virtual Guided Movement Practice appointments.

See you on the mat!  

 

Additional Reading:

Racial Disparity in Healthcare

Pelvic Floor Muscle Function: Breathing Into Sexual Pleasure

How to Use Mindful Somatic Movement for Pelvic Pain Relief: Video Included!

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Are you unable to come see us in person? We offer virtual physical therapy appointments too!

Due to COVID-19, we understand people may prefer to utilize our services from their homes. We also understand that many people do not have access to pelvic floor physical therapy and we are here to help! The Pelvic Health and Rehabilitation Center is a multi-city company of highly trained and specialized pelvic floor physical therapists committed to helping people optimize their pelvic health and eliminate pelvic pain and dysfunction. We are here for you and ready to help, whether it is in-person or online. 

Virtual sessions are available with PHRC pelvic floor physical therapists via our video platform, Zoom, or via phone. For more information and to schedule, please visit our digital healthcare page.

In addition to virtual consultation with our physical therapists, we also offer integrative health services with Jandra Mueller, DPT, MS. Jandra is a pelvic floor physical therapist who also has her Master’s degree in Integrative Health and Nutrition. She offers services such as hormone testing via the DUTCH test, comprehensive stool testing for gastrointestinal health concerns, and integrative health coaching and meal planning. For more information about her services and to schedule, please visit our Integrative Health website page

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