Darcie Pervier, MSPT, PES Owner, Newburyport Wellness, LLC
How My Passion For Women's Health Developed My journey in healthcare began at the age of 9 when an ortho doc told me to start acting more like a girl and play with dolls so I didn't need knee replacements at 20! I was afraid to walk for an entire summer! In high school I would pass out from menstrual cramps and was told "the pain was in my head." In college chronic S-I joint pain lead me back to the doctor's office where the campus MD checked my range of motion and told me I was fine. I knew enough about anatomy and physiology, and developed my own treatment plan and resolved my pain. Fast forward to my first pregnancy where I self treated pelvic pain during and after pregnancy.
In 2020, my youngest daughter was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes. We left the hospital blindsided. Within the first few weeks, my husband said he said, "You were designed to be a type 1 diabetic mom." He was referring to my deep and vast knowledge in nutrition. I quickly took on a child who had an A1c of 16 at diagnosis and now she is able to maintain an A1c of 6.4 and lower in the midst of puberty! I use my understanding of blood sugar and how the endocrine system works to coach women with symptoms related to perimenopause because hormone disruption has a root cause in blood sugar and stress regulation!
I received my Master's in physical therapy in 2000 and learned early on in my career that the path to wellness is sometimes more complex and that treating just a body part often leaves us missing the root cause and long term resolution of symptoms. I began to focus on women's health in about 2016 and began to take a deep dive into pain science, mind/body connection, hormonal health and functional nutrition to understand the whole gamut of root causes that may impact my clients. I received my Performance Enhancement Certification in 2018 and certifications in coaching for endometriosis, perimenopause, and pelvic pain thereafter. I have been studying diabetes since the day my daughter was diagnosed and learning how to best care for myself while helping my daughter live with such a demanding condition.
I want women to be able to connect with their body in a deep and meaningful way to solve their health concerns AND to be able to optimize their health and well-being moving forward.
“You only have one body. Be gracious to it.”
List of some of the courses and continuing Ed:
Herman and Wallace Pelvic Floor 2a
Herman and Wallace PF 1
Herman and Wallace Pregnancy & Postpartum
Herman and Wallace Coccydynia
Pelvic Pain Certification IWHI
Perimenopause/Menopause Certification IWHI
Endo Summit 2019, 2021, 2022
Endometriosis Coach Accelerator Program IWHI
HRV tracking for Endometriosis IWHI
Piston Science Part 2
The Female Athlete
Functional applications in Pelvic Rehabilitation Part A/B
Diaphragm/Pelvic Floor Piston Part 1
The Running Athlete
Intro to Caring for the Pregnant Patient
Birth Healing Summits 2018/2109/2020/2021/2022
Visceral Mobilization 1
John Barnes MFR
Visceral Mobilization 2
Visceral Mobilization 3
List of some of the treatments you might receive with PT sessions:
strain counter strain
internal pelvic floor therapy
exercise based conditioning
generalized mind/body education and planning
Coaching packages incorporate pain science education/intervention, relaxation techniques, nutritional support and breath/general movement education and other holistic tools to help you reach your goals but NOT individualized skilled physical therapy.