The formation of Mindful Roots stemmed from a fun and collaborative project initiated by 3 forward thinking female physicians. Our diverse backgrounds make for the foundation (and thus roots) of our practice. Our mindful and careful consideration on what we want to bring to our community is the basis behind our mission.
Our primary focus with our new adventure stems from the identified need in our community to provide both a safe and secure space, in addition to time, to discuss sensitive subject matter. Our goal is to create an open atmosphere to talk about body image, sexual and pelvic health without judgment. The current focus will be with urinary incontinence, pelvic floor relaxation, core strength, body image, and overall wellness. HOW WE CARRY and FEEL about ourselves. We have some exciting tools that we hope will help you.
We are very excited to announce that we will be the FIRST practice IN THE PORTLAND MAINE area to provide EMSELLA, technology based on HIFEM (High- Intensity Focused Electro-Magnetic ) energy that produces deep pelvic floor contractions and strengthening. This has been FDA approved for both urge and stress incontinence for woman AND men. An exciting alternative (or addition) to the current options of physical therapy, pessaries, medications, or surgery. This works!! It has been found to be 95% effective and can change your life! Imagine being able to move, cough, laugh, run, and not to worry about pads, odor, embarrassment or shame. Babies, life, and time… Most of us have been affected by incontinence. And it does not stop at the bladder. All of our organs rely on the strength of our pelvic floor, there are many potential benefits to this therapy. As ob-gyns and family practice physicians we cannot tell you how passionately we feel about this cause.
In addition to the pelvic floor another very important (and again forgotten) aspect to our overall health is our muscle core. How we breathe, stand, and carry ourselves depend on our core strength. To help address this need we are excited to provide the EMSCULPT. Using the same technology discussed previously, this machine focuses primarily on three different treatment areas, rectus muscles, glutes, and thighs. In addition to muscle strength, the Emsculpt also offers fat reduction. A final treatment
modality is for Rectus diastasis (separation of the abdominal wall secondary to pregnancy) – a huge and frustrating problem not fixed by routine exercise, or requiring invasive surgery. The EMSCULPT therapy has shown significant improvement with this issue. The before and after results for all treatment areas are impressive.
In the end we feel this technology is SAFE (no adverse side effects)* and marries FORM and FUNCTION. Something we all believe in. The Emsella and Emsculpt are just the beginning for us. Many great ideas and thoughts are in process for our future. We look forward to meeting and growing with you all!
*Some patients are not candidates for therapy (metal implants/ pacemakers/ some medical issues) therefore please fill out and review our health questionnaire prior to your consult.
Rana Daniel DO, Catherine Krouse DO, and Lisa Parsons DO