Meet the Team
Pelvic Shanti Founder
Pelvic Floor Physical Therapist and founder of Pelvic Shanti.
20+ years of experience working as a Physical Therapist in different countries and clinical settings.
After struggling with pelvic floor issues and prolapse after the birth of my second child, I became a passionate advocate for pelvic floor rehab.
I seek to provide the best possible care to all people experiencing challenges with their pelvic health. Being able to help people achieve their goals and highest potential is my biggest reward.
I have done extensive continuing education through Herman and Wallace, the APTA Women’s Health Section, Pelvic Guru, and others.
Pelvic Shanti was launched in 2020 with a vision to provide excellent care in a practice fully focused on pelvic rehab. Shanti means "peace" in Sanskrit. I connected with this word during my meditation practice and feel strongly that peace is what we all seek in our beings and bodies.
Being active and healthy myself, is something I greatly value. My husband and I are avid cyclists and quite involved in the local cycling community. We love going on adventures with our kids, Mila and Raffa and our dogs Sage and Poppy. Being in the outdoors is our greatest joy!
As a business owner, I strive to foster a climate of purposeful inclusion, an environment where all can feel safe, valued, and cared for. At Pelvic Shanti, we cherish the diversity of humanity, a diversity which includes differences in sex, age, race, ethnicity, and national origin, range of abilities, sexual orientation, gender identity, financial means, education, and political perspective.
Jaci is our scheduling Guru so you will often talk to Jaci on the phone or touch base via email for your scheduling.
I studied Human Development and Family Studies at Penn State, afterwards working in childcare where I met Mieke and her family in 2012. I then worked as a Nanny for 6 years until my own family grew. We now live in Bellefonte with our 2 boys and our dogs Samson and Hendrix.
Having known Mieke for more than 11 years, and having worked with her in a professional setting before, I was eager to become part of the Pelvic Shanti team! I'm looking forward to helping Mieke's practice grow and expand.
Along with joining Mieke's team at Pelvic Shanti, I am also a budding Personal Organizer. In my free time I enjoy traveling, reading, and being outdoors with my little ones.
Member of APTA for 16+ years
Member of Pelvic Health APTA
Pelvic Guru Member
Volunteer Ski Patroller