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Your Expert Orange County Team

Focusing only on pelvic health, our team provides true, specialized care.  We've worked with the most complex patients from all over the world and thousands in the SoCal area - let us help you find lasting relief! 

Pelvic Pain :: Postpartum Issues :: Pregnancy Care :: Urinary Issues
Low Back & Hip Pain :: Men's Health

Why Working with Experts Matters For You

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There's a wide variety of experience and expertise when it comes to pelvic health. Some PTs will begin treating pelvic health after taking a single weekend course.  Or perhaps only see a few pelvic health patients and spend most of their day working on ankles and shoulders.

This often leads to you receiving "one size fits all" treatment, just biofeedback or being told to Kegel.  You might - or might not - see some temporary relief, but no one is getting to the 'why' so symptoms often return.  You can spend weeks doing the same thing and be told 'pelvic PT just didn't work for me.'  In fact, almost 70% of our patients have been to other facilities before finding relief at PelvicSanity.

Instead, our entire team specializes exclusively in pelvic health with extensive, specialized training.  Some of the most complex patients from around the world fly in for treatment with our Out-of-Town Program.  You'll know you're in expert hands from the moment you enter the clinic.

In practice this means your treatment is tailored specifically to you.  We'll not only resolve your symptoms, but 'find the why' for lasting relief.  You'll have a full pelvic floor and orthopedic assessment so we see the full picture and get you back to doing what you love with confidence.  Give us a call to discover pelvic sanity!

"Pelvic Sanity is the only PT that was able to properly identify all my issues and help me begin a life back to pain free living; life changing!"

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PelvicSanity Founders

Dr. Nicole Cozean
PelvicSanity Founder

Dr. Nicole founded PelvicSanity to provide the type of care she believes all people with pelvic health deserve.  In the seven years since it's inception, PelvicSanity has become one of the best-known clinics in the country, with complex patients routinely flying in for treatment.

Nicole is also one of the foremost educators in pelvic health.  She has trained more than 1,500 clinicians in the PelvicSanity treatment approach, runs a teaching group for 10,000+ practitioners and runs an annual conference in Atlanta ("PelviCon") for pelvic rehab professionals.

The award-winning author of The Interstitial Cystitis Solution, Nicole has been an advocate for patients and better care for almost two decades.  She personally handpicks and trains each member of the staff to ensure every patient at PelvicSanity is getting world-renowned care.

Nicole makes her home in San Clemente with her husband (Jesse), son (Clay) and cats (Mitty & Ziggy).

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Jesse Cozean, MBA
PelvicSanity Co-Founder

Nicole's (significantly) lesser half, Jesse ​oversees the logistical side of PelvicSanity and ensures the patient experience remains unparalleled.

The co-author of The Interstitial Cystitis Solution and co-host of the #1 pelvic health podcast (Pelvic PT Rising), Jesse has become an advocate for changing how pelvic health is treated.

Also a co-founder of Pelvic PT Rising, Jesse and Nicole mentor 300+ other business owners, helping to provide high-quality pelvic health care, quality jobs for clinicians and more options for patients. 

With an undergraduate degree in Physics and a background in research & development, Jesse has been instrumental in much of the research published with data from PelvicSanity.

When's he's not in the clinic you'll find Jesse on early morning beach walks with baby Clay in San Clemente or sipping a glass of red wine with his nose in a book.

Pelvic Health Specialists

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Dr. Lesley Rivera PT, DPT
Pelvic Physical Therapist

As a mother of two, Dr. Lesley understands the pregnancy and post-natal journey of our patients.

She is dedicated to her patients, helping resolve urinary symptoms, prolapse, painful intercourse, pelvic pain and more.

Dr. Lesley has worked as a pelvic floor specialist at California Rehab and as a clinical director at Restorative Therapy prior to joining the PelvicSanity team.

Her combination of orthopedic expertise and pelvic floor experience help her 'find the why' for her patients.

When she's not at the clinic, you can find Dr. Lesley spending time with her family and as much time as possible camping and out in nature.

Dr. Faith Crary, PT, DPT, OCS
Pelvic Physical Therapist

Dr. Faith is passionate about helping women and men with pelvic health issues resolve their symptoms and get back to doing what they love.

Prior to working at PelvicSanity, Dr. Faith completed a prestigious orthopedic residency at Courey & Buehler PT and earned advanced certification in orthopedics.

She also was trained at St. Jude's Hospital and Sarton Physical Therapy before committing to growing her career at PelvicSanity.

Dr. Faith has a passion for complex pelvic pain patients, trauma-informed care and creating a safe space for her patients to heal.  In combining her orthopedic prowess with pelvic health expertise, Faith addresses the entire body for holistic care.

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Dr. Natalie Robertson, PT, DPT
Pelvic Physical Therapist

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Dr. Lesley Rivera PT, DPT, PRPC
Pelvic Physical Therapist

As a mother of two, Dr. Lesley understands the pregnancy and post-natal journey of our patients.

She is dedicated to her patients, helping resolve urinary symptoms, prolapse, painful intercourse, pelvic pain and more.

Dr. Lesley has worked as a pelvic floor specialist at California Rehab and as a clinical director at Restorative Therapy prior to joining the PelvicSanity team.

Her combination of orthopedic expertise and pelvic floor experience help her 'find the why' for her patients.

When she's not at the clinic, you can find Dr. Lesley spending time with her family and as much time as possible camping and out in nature.

Dr. Faith Crary, PT, DPT, OCS
Pelvic Physical Therapist

Dr. Faith is passionate about helping women and men with pelvic health issues resolve their symptoms and get back to doing what they love.

Prior to working at PelvicSanity, Dr. Faith completed a prestigious orthopedic residency at Courey & Buehler PT and earned advanced certification in orthopedics.

She also was trained at St. Jude's Hospital and Sarton Physical Therapy before committing to growing her career at PelvicSanity.

Dr. Faith has a passion for complex pelvic pain patients, trauma-informed care and creating a safe space for her patients to heal.  In combining her orthopedic prowess with pelvic health expertise, Faith addresses the entire body for holistic care.

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Dr. Erica Hoffmann, OTD, OTR/L
Pelvic Occupational Therapist

Dr. Erica is dedicated to helping those with pelvic health symptoms regain full function and not have to worry about their pelvic health.

Prior to moving to take the job at PelvicSanity, Dr. Erica started the occupational health program at Connections Physical Therapy outside Boston.

With additional training in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and a focus on restoring quality of life for her patients, Dr. Erica brings a unique perspective to help pregnancy, post-partum and pelvic pain patients reach their goals.

Erica received her doctorate from Western New England University and her undergraduate degree from UConn.  When she's not at the clinic you'll find her exploring the West Coast and Southern California!

Dr. Sahar Shahidi, PT, DPT 
Pelvic Physical Therapist

Dr. Sahar enjoys working with a diverse patient population to help meet their pelvic health goals and feel confident in their pelvic health.  

An experienced orthopedic therapist, Sahar utilizes a whole-body approach to make sure patients find lasting relief.

Sahar has a passion for learning and teaching, and has served as an instructor for clinical education courses and other physical therapists.

Prior to joining the team at PelvicSanity, Sahar spent several years treating pelvic health at California Rehabilitation.  She received her doctorate from Cal State Long Beach, where she heard a lecture from Nicole early in her studies on pelvic health.  Sahar makes her home in Mission Viejo with her fiancé.

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Dr. Mikayla 'Mikkie" Souza, PT, DPT
Pelvic Physical Therapist

Dr. Mikkie knew she was passionate about treating pelvic health issues before she even went to PT school.  She had worked underneath a pelvic floor physical therapist and knew the life-changing effect pelvic PT can have.

Prior to working at PelvicSanity, Dr. Mikkie saw both women's and men's health in the Kaiser system.  She's passionate about providing the highest quality of patient care in a setting devoted to pelvic health.

A graduate of the prestigious Azusa Pacific doctoral PT program, Mikkie's undergraduate degree from Cal Poly Pomona was in Kinesiology and Exercise Science.

Mikkie has a special passion for working with chronic pelvic pain and those who have endured physical, emotional or medical trauma.

Dr. Olivia Van Guyse PT, DPT 
Pelvic Physical Therapist

Dr. Olivia believes we can help anyone with pelvic floor dysfunction unlock their best, healthy selves.  With a holistic framework for healing, Dr. Olivia looks at the entirety of her patients to help find lasting relief.

Olivia moved to Southern California from Wisconsin to work at PelvicSanity because she wanted to be a part of changing pelvic health and providing world-class care to patients.

Both before and during her PT training, Olivia worked as a fitness and nutrition coach, helping her patients achieve health and fitness goals and building healthy habits.

She received her doctorate from the Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science with her undergraduate degree in Kinesiology from the University of Wisconsin.  

Olivia makes her home in Costa Mesa and when not at the clinic is exploring all things Southern California!

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Administrative Team

Christina Francia
Office Manager

Christina believes the biggest thing missing in healthcare is the actual 'care.'  ​At PelvicSanity you won't be put on hold.  You'll speak to people who can answer your questions.  And you'll be helped with care at every step.

Christina is integral to making all that happen!  She oversees the patient experience, follows up with patients and makes sure PelvicSanity provides the highest level of customer service.  Her goal is to improve the lives of everyone we interact with in a tangible and dramatic way.

Christina also helps spread the word about pelvic health, working in the community to raise awareness and support other organizations.

Prior to working at PelvicSanity, Christina ran a chiropractic clinic and worked as an instructor in the health and fitness industry.  She makes her home in Costa Mesa with her husband.

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Hannah Timmons
Patient Care Coordinator

​Hannah is dedicated to helping guide our patients through their time at PelvicSanity.  Her empathy shines through in her interactions on the phone and in the clinic.

You'll often see her smiling face greeting you as you enter the clinic.  Hannah's personality and care make her the perfect Patient Care Coordinator at PelvicSanity.

Before joining us at PelvicSanity, Hannah had worked as a chiropractic assistant and front desk coordinator.  She joined the team because she resonated with our value of wanting patients to feel resilient and not just help with temporary relief. 

At PelvicSanity, she values knowing our patients as more than just 'an insurance card number.'  The connection with our patients and watching as they improve makes her excited to come to work each day.

Ezrae Lam
Patient Care Coordinator

Ezrae's knowledge, good humor and care for our patients shines through every interaction.  While we know you would rather not be dealing with pelvic health issues, we want to make the experience of coming into PelvicSanity comfortable and enjoyable.  

Ezrae is currently applying to medical school with the dream of becoming an OB-GYN.  She's excited to work at PelvicSanity to see the value of conservative care and how patients can benefit without medications or surgery.

Prior to joining us at PelvicSanity, Ezrae ran the front desk at an in-vitro fertilization (IVF) clinic.  She's an incredibly compassionate communicator and loves seeing the changes in our patients as they improve their symptoms, get out of pain and get their lives back.

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