Grace Physical Therapy & Pelvic Health

Grace Physical Therapy & Pelvic Health in North Carolina offers rehabilitative pelvic health services to women and men ages 16 years and older, which are individualized based on each case. In order to provide you with the best care possible, we focus on personalized treatment and education for the resolution and management of your condition.

erika_graceAbout Dr. Erika Grace, PT, DPT, MPH, MSW

Dr. Grace is a graduate of Duke University School of Medicine, from where she received a Doctorate of Physical Therapy. She then completed sub-specialty training at Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute. She also holds a Bachelor degree from Emory University and a dual Master of Social Work and Master of Science of Public Health (Maternal and Child Health) from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Associations

Dr. Grace is extensively involved with the American Physical Therapy Association, the APTA Section on Women’s Health, and the North Carolina Physical Therapy Association. Passionate about women’s health and wellness, she is involved in reproductive health and human rights initiatives locally and globally

Conditions

Dr. Grace is committed to evidence-based practice and specializes in Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation, Prenatal/Postpartum care, and Women’s Health-related issues. Conditions she treats include:

  • Bladder dysfunction: urinary incontinence, urinary urgency/frequency, Interstitial Cystitis
  • Bowel dysfunction: fecal incontinence, constipation, rectal pain
  • Female athletes
  • Pelvic pain: vulvadynia, vestibuldynia, pudenal neuralgia, vaginismus, dyspareunia (painful intercourse)
  • Pregnancy and postpartum pain or dysfunction
  • Orthopedics: low back, pelvis and/or hip pain; tailbone/coccyx pain
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pelvic floor dysfunction: pelvic floor muscle weakness or tightness, pelvic organ prolapse

Rehabilitative services are individualized based on patient symptoms, needs, and preferences.

Treatment

Treatment sessions occur in private rooms and may include manual hands-on techniques, education on posture and lifestyle changes, exercise instruction, biofeedback, and other therapeutic modalities to relieve pain and improve muscular and biomechanical function.

Each doctor is committed to a partnership with her patients and to active collaboration with patients’ physicians and other health care providers in order to address the complex nature of these symptoms comprehensively. We offer the most effective, current treatments to address pelvic health issues and achieve optimal wellness.

Our philosophy is to always offer compassionate treatment that is both professional and caring. Many men and women ignore symptoms of pelvic health issues because they feel uncomfortable addressing the topic. Our goal is to make patients feel comfortable so they can discuss these problems freely. With appropriate treatment and care, individuals can live the full active life they were meant to live. In many cases, treatment is simple and symptoms might resolve in just a few weeks when treated appropriately. You don’t have to live with pain or symptoms that rob you of your quality of life!

Facilities

Grace Physical Therapy & Pelvic Health is located in Sutton Station near Southpoint Mall, convenient to Chapel Hill, Durham, and Raleigh. Our office accepts a number of insurance plans, including BCBS, Medicare, Cigna, and United. If you have a different carrier, our office is happy to file your claim for you.

Compassionate, Smart Pelvic Health Care

If you are looking for compassionate, smart health care, Grace Physical Therapy & Pelvic Health in North Carolina is set to meet your needs and help you maximize the healing process. Our ultimate goal is to help you get back to one hundred percent wellness as quickly as possible. We also want to make sure that you never feel embarrassed about these issues, so we offer a safe, comfortable environment where you can discuss your issues and concerns openly with a professional who understands.