PT, MPT, WHC, owner
Perimenopause hit me early and it wasn’t even on my radar…and I work in healthcare! It all started for me in my late thirties as I was just hitting my stride. I was building my business, the early childhood chaos was behind me, and our family finally felt settled in our neighborhood and social circles.
My days were a whirlwind of networking, coffee dates, and social media posts, all part of the “boss babe” routine. I was working relentlessly, even when I wasn’t in the office. When I wasn’t working, I just had nothing left in the tank to play and be present with my family and my libido was long gone.
All I really wanted to do was relax on the couch with a show and a glass of wine– preferably not talking to anyone. Can you relate?
But gradually, I started waking up drenched in sweat, dealing with constant irritability, and getting my period (and raging PMS) twice a month! I finally got myself to the doctor, convinced I was dying, but as I sat there in that oh-so-elegant paper gown, my doctor nonchalantly declared, “It’s perimenopause – welcome to the club!”
That was it.
I was sitting there feeling miserable with all of these symptoms and I was checking all of the “healthy” boxes:
- eating well
- meditating before bed
- taking a cocktail of supplements
- going to Acupuncture
- getting up earlier to fit more exercise in even though it just made me more exhausted
Yet nothing was helping. My doctor was saying this was all normal…yet I felt anything but normal.
I left the office with more questions than answers, wondering if I had to endure this hormonal rollercoaster for the next decade until menopause. While taking many trainings and certifications to try to uncover how to feel better and embrace this next phase, a dear mentor of mine said “Allison, it’s time to do your life laundry.” It was a wake-up call that I’d been tackling it all wrong.
Imagine my laundry pile, towering with endless to-dos and the healthy habit checklist with guilt, and shame precariously perched on top. I found myself buried under the weight of life’s laundry, with my body desperately pleading for me to stop, to slow down, to do LESS.
But how? The first thing I realized was this: I needed support. Going solo was no longer an option. I was done trying to DIY my life. It was this support that finally carved out space in my life. It gave me the time, energy, and emotional bandwidth to approach things like nutrition, rest, and movement in a way that felt sustainable for my life.
It was the support, not the relentless “shoulds” and tasks, that allowed me to trust myself, heal my hormones, and embrace a life that feels spacious and relaxed (well, on most days!) as I navigate the natural hormonal shifts of perimenopause, and now I get to help women do the same.
I have walked this journey and can understand things as personal as leaking, painful sex, and hormone imbalance. I take a modern approach to women’s hormone and pelvic health to take the hard work and confusion out of taking care of your body.
I combine my 20 years of clinical expertise, compassion and personal experience to help women thrive, moving beyond the hormone hacks so you can truly take care of yourself in a lasting, sustainable way for decades to come!
Let’s get a conversation started
We’ll get clear on where you are, where you want to go, and how we can work together to get you feeling like yourself again.
Allison’s Credentials & Certifications
- University of New England Masters in Physical Therapy 2004
- Advanced Training from Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute
- IWHI Certified Women’s Health and Nutrition Coach
- 3rd Age Woman, Optimal Healing After Hysterectomy Burrell Education Graduate
- Graston Technique® Trained
- 15 Years of Advanced Orthopedic Manual Therapy and Chronic Pain Management
- Ergonomic Workstation Evaluation
what my clients have to say
“Allison was such a pleasure to work with! She made me feel comfortable and answered any questions I had. She took the time to truly listen to what I was experiencing and taught me about habitual changes and things I could do on my own at home to help my symptoms. I am most grateful for the knowledge she provided about how the pelvic floor works. If you’re experiencing pelvic floor symptoms, don’t hesitate to reach out to Allison!”
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