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ABOUT US

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OUR STORY

Rooted Pelvic Health & Wellness was founded in 2021 by Sarah Coombs, occupational therapist, after her own postpartum experience and pelvic health journey.  Like many others, Sarah was shocked at the lack of postpartum care she received after the birth of her daughter via unplanned cesarean in 2019.  With no other guidance, she tried to jump right back into exercise after her 6 week “clearance” even though things didn't feel right.

Quickly realizing that there must be more to postpartum recovery, Sarah began training in pelvic floor rehabilitation and postpartum corrective exercise.

 

Rooted Pelvic Health & Wellness was founded with the goal of providing high-quality pelvic floor therapy and pelvic health education to the community of the North Shore with a focus on perinatal health and pelvic pain.

 

MEET THE TEAM

Sarah Coombs, MOT, OTR/L, PCES
Owner, Pelvic Health Therapist

Sarah is an occupational therapist with extensive training in pelvic rehabilitation including coursework through Herman & Wallace and hands-on training with Lynn Schulte.  She is also a certified postpartum corrective exercise specialist through Dr. Sarah Duvall’s PCES program and yoga teacher. 

Sarah takes inspiration from different movement modalities and instructors such as Jason Crandell and Lizette Pompa.  She believes that creating new movement patterns is the magic that makes lasting change.

When Sarah is not treating patients and running a business, she is busy taking care of her two young kiddos, cat, and chickens.  She loves knitting, reading, and living by the ocean.

Colleen Shovlin MS, OTR/L, PCES
Pelvic Health Therapist

Colleen is an occupational therapist who specializes in women’s pelvic health rehabilitation. After working in traditional rehab settings for several years, Colleen first learned about pelvic rehab after experiencing her own pelvic health symptoms after the birth of her son. Having always been interested in women’s health topics and experiencing the benefits of pelvic floor therapy herself, Colleen felt drawn to this area of practice and transitioned her career into women’s pelvic health rehabilitation. 

Colleen has received extensive pelvic health training through the Herman and Wallace Rehabilitation Institute. She is also a certified pregnancy and postpartum corrective exercise specialist, having received training through Dr. Sarah Duvall’s PCES program. Additionally, Colleen is an integrative women’s health coach, having trained
under Dr. Jessica Drummond through the Integrative Women’s Health Institute.

Outside of work, Colleen enjoys spending time with her husband and 2 boys, listening to health and wellness podcasts, traveling, being outdoors in the sunshine, and being active by doing yoga, peloton bike bootcamps and strength training.

 

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