Pelvic & Abdominal Physical Therapist
Whitney Sippl, DPT, WCS
Owner and Founder
Whitney is passionate about pre/postnatal care and believes physical therapy services during pregnancy and after delivery should be standard of care in the US, like it is in other countries. She is devoted to promoting awareness, well being, and healing of her patients with a goal of empowering women during the prenatal and postnatal periods to address any of their discomforts or concerns. Many women are told that symptoms such as incontinence, painful intercourse, scar pain, pelvic girdle/back pain, or abdominal separation are normal after having a baby; however, although these conditions may be common, they are not “normal” and there are many techniques available to address these concerns.
She loves teaching women simple ways to take care of themselves while their bodies are changing during pregnancy and enjoys helping women heal and get their bodies back after their journey through pregnancy and childbirth. She got to experience first hand how the body changes during pregnancy and after birth as she welcomed her daughter in April 2014 and son in June 2017.
She currently teaches a free "Prenatal & Postpartum Physical Health & Recovery Class" at various locations around Orange County every month, has two online courses available from the Prenatal & Postnatal Classes link and speaks regularly for moms groups in Orange County.
Whitney is board certified as a women’s clinical specialist. Originally from Wisconsin, she received her Bachelors of Science degree in Psychology from the University of Wisconsin and went on to pursue her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree at Long Island University in Brooklyn, NY, graduating at the top of the class with a 4.0 GPA.
In her free time she enjoys playing beach volleyball, hiking, and traveling with her husband and two kids.
Hand Therapist/Occupational Therapist
Nicole Reaves, MS, OTR/L, CHT
Nicole enjoys working with women during pregnancy and postpartum to address all the common hand and wrist complaints that come during this phase of life including carpal tunnel, "Mommy Thumb", and any hand or wrist pain, tingling, weakness, or numbness.
Nicole is an occupational therapist who specializes in hand and upper extremity rehabilitation. After attending the University of California, Santa Barbara for her undergraduate degree in 2008, she decided to pursue her masters in science of occupational therapy from California State University, Dominguez Hills. Upon entering graduate school, Nicole knew she wanted to specialize in hand therapy, thus, she has practiced in this specialty since graduating OT school. Nicole is a certified hand therapist (CHT), which is the highest hand rehabilitation designation attainable, requiring three years clinical experience and over 4,000 hours of direct hand therapy experience prior to sitting for the board exam. Additionally, Nicole is a Graston Technique Specialist and is highly experienced in Kinesio-taping and custom thermoplastic orthoses.
In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and son, traveling, disc golfing, hiking and jogging.
Ultrasound, Laser & Manual Physical Therapist for Clogged Ducts
Tierney Loveland-Grace, DPT
Dr. Tierney Loveland-Grace began her journey in pelvic health physical therapy after the birth of her second child, when she learned first-hand the limited resources and education regarding pelvic floor therapy available to the public.
She has a passion for educating and empowering women in leading healthy, strong, pain-free lives. She enjoys working with a variety of diagnoses and has a special interest in the care of patients who are pregnant, post-partum, post-mastectomy, as well as athletes. Tierney’s goal is to bring awareness and an open dialogue regarding pelvic floor diagnoses and to help break the misconception that pelvic floor therapy is something embarrassing or shameful to ask for help with. Through increased awareness and discussion, patients can improve their quality of life by not living in secret with their, often common, diagnosis and receiving help for their pelvic floor dysfunction.
Tierney attended the University of Wisconsin where she worked with the Wisconsin Badger football team as an athletic training student during her undergraduate experience. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee with her Bachelors in Kinesiology as well as with her Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Tierney has studied pelvic floor physical therapy under the guidance of Dr. Julie Sarton and the Sarton Physical Therapy team and has taken several continuing education courses for pelvic health and pelvic girdle rehabilitation.
Meredith Morisoli, LAc, MSAOM, Dipl. OM
Meredith Morisoli is a California licensed Acupuncturist and Herbalist. She is also a Diplomat of the National Certification Commission of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM).
Meredith is a graduate from the prestigious South Baylo University located in Anaheim, California. She earned a Masters of Science degree in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine while graduating with honors for outstanding academic achievement. During her clinical rotations at South Baylo University, Meredith was awarded the Clinic Award for outstanding patient care and for the treatments she provided to her patients.
Meredith takes pride in her treatments and improving the health of her patients. She is serious about getting positive results using a natural approach through Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine.
Meredith’s treatments may include acupuncture, acupressure, cupping, moxibustion, Chinese herbal formulas, and other therapy techniques. She also educates her patients on nutrition and lifestyle changes based on their conditions. Her treatments are not a one size fits all approach. Each patient is treated uniquely with an individualized treatment plan. Meredith not only treats the signs and symptoms, but she also treats the underlying cause of the problem in order to achieve long lasting recovery.
Meredith is a mother of two little ones and loves connecting with other Mama’s. Pre/postpartum care is something she holds dear to her heart. While she treats many disorders including pain management, migraines, gastrointestinal issues, facial rejuvenation, and stress, she holds specialized training and experience in women’s health. Working with women, mothers, and expecting mothers is her passion and many of her patients come to her for help with infertility, menstrual disorders, labor induction, pre/postpartum wellness, and much more.
Breath, Body & Yoga Therapist
Aurora Allen, M.A., RYT-500
Aurora Allen, M.A., RYT-500, is an embodiment and behavioral health coach in Orange County, CA. Aurora is a mom to three small children with her chiropractor husband who practices in Mission Viejo, CA. She began her career with a Master's degree in Psychology and certification in Behavior Analysis. Stepping away from her first career to start a family of her own was a risk but ultimately led her to her passion, teaching yoga and body work.
Because Aurora underwent yoga teacher training while she was pregnant with her first baby, she felt called to share the practice of yoga with other pregnant women as it made such a positive impact in her body and her life. Unfortunately, after giving birth to her first child, Aurora experienced severe pelvic floor pain and sought out medical treatment. The risks of treatment options initially recommended were too high, so began a search for alternative solutions.
Enrolling in advanced yoga teacher training and learning the importance of alignment helped her pain tremendously so she knew there was more she could learn about balancing her body through yoga. She moved forward to study with pelvic floor yoga trainer, Leslie Howard, who showed Aurora the necessary tools she would need to begin to heal herself. Through years of dedicated self-study, yoga teacher trainings with some of the world's best yoga instructors, pelvic floor physical therapy, and chiropractic care, Aurora is pain free and feels stronger than ever.
Therapeutic Massage Therapist
Susan Valdez, LMT
Bio coming soon