"Birth is the pinnacle of female physiology and women are truly designed for this task and are also brilliantly designed to heal and restore completely afterward.” –Dr. Chelsea
Dallas Pelvic Health is a
Holistic Therapy Practice
founded by Dr. Chelsea Harkins. She is a doctor of physical therapy specializing in pelvic health. She designed this practice to serve women who are in the preconception, prenatal, and postpartum seasons of their lives. She believes that once postpartum, always postpartum and enjoys helping moms who are even several years from birth. She provides holistic, personalized care to help moms meet the physical demands of motherhood and anything else they want to do whether that’s barre class, pilates, running, walking, or a sport. Dallas Pelvic Health practices in alignment with the belief that we exist to facilitate God’s brilliant design for the female body. Dr. Chelsea is trained by the Theology of the Body Institute, The Institute for Birth Healing, Herman & Wallace, Core Exercise Solutions, Joette Calabrese, and the Institute for Integrative Dry Needling.
Dr. Chelsea's Story
My story began with the birth of my first son.
I was already a physical therapist at this point with some training in pelvic floor work but not currently practicing in the specialty. We had a tough apartment home birth experience. It was a long labor, but it all made sense when he was born a hefty 9 pounds, 8 oz baby boy. As a PT, I had falsely assumed I would be immune to impairment or pelvic floor dysfunction. I was soon proven very wrong, as I suffered for six months with chronic pelvic pain and a laundry list of pelvic floor issues.
Dallas Pelvic Health Services
Pelvic Physical Therapy First Visit
The Evaluation is the opportunity to go through your pelvic health history and evaluate your pelvic floor. Typically, exams are internal as that is the gold standard for understanding how your pelvic floor is functioning; however, much can be done to help you through only an external exam if preferred. Because the pelvis is the center of the body, many other areas of the body will be assessed based off of your symptoms. With my findings, a unique, individualized plan of care will be tailored for you to achieve your goals.
Pelvic Physical Therapy Follow-Up
Appointments may include manual therapy and therapeutic exercises to help you meet your goals. You will also receive a personalized exercise plan updated weekly.
Virtual Pelvic PT Appointment
This is the opportunity to discuss your concerns and for me to get as much information from you verbally in order to assess your situation. We will discuss your goals and initiate a plan of care.
Virtual Wellness Appointment
These are really helpful for keeping you on track with your progress during your plan of care if you plan to travel or have a period of life where staying at home is best for you. These appointments are 30 min via a Zoom call and may include teaching of self manual techniques and therapeutic exercise planning to help you meet your goals.