The PelvicSanity Team
At PelvicSanity, our entire team is dedicated specifically to helping patients with pelvic health issues. Our staff have won awards, published books, taught other physical therapists, conducted important research in the field, and - most importantly - helped thousands of patients meet their goals.
The physical therapists meet weekly, going over patient charts and collaborating to provide the highest-quality patient treatment. More than 70% of our patients have been to other practitioners before finding success with us - see the PelvicSanity difference today!
Our Pelvic Health Team
Dr. Elizabeth Nakamura
Dr. Elizabeth Nakamuru is passionate about helping her patients regain the lives they want.
Board-certified in orthopedics (Orthopedic Clinical Specialist), Dr. Elizabeth combines her orthopedic and pelvic health skills to find the 'why' for her patients.
Prior to coming to PelvicSanity, Dr. Elizabeth completed a prestigious, year-long orthopedic residency at Kaiser. She holds her doctorate from Mt. Saint Mary's.
When she's not working with patients, Dr. Elizabeth loves biking, running and anything outdoors.
With over 25 years of hands-on experiences working with chronic pain, Michele is dedicated to the art of professional, holistic massage. She's certified in multiple therapeutic techniques, including deep tissue, structural reorganization, myofascial release, acupressure, lymphatic drainage, and sports massage. She also provides pregnancy and post-natal massage.
When she's not in the clinic, Michele enjoys spending time with her two amazing children, hiking, biking, and any other kind of adventure.
Work with Us
Call to Schedule
Give us a call to schedule your first visit with a member of our team. You don't need a physician referral or any testing; we'll do our own comprehensive evaluation.
Build your Action Plan
We're with you every step of the way to meeting your goals. We'll develop an action plan together to resolve symptoms and return you to pelvic sanity!
Dr. Nicole Cozean
Founder & Physical Therapist
Dr. Nicole Cozean founded PelvicSanity to provide the kind of care she would want for members of her own family. She wrote the award-winning book The Interstitial Cystitis Solution and was the first physical therapist to serve on the Interstitial Cystitis Association Board of Directors to help those beyond the walls of her clinic.
Prior to starting PelvicSanity, Nicole began the pelvic health program at Hoag Hospital. Nicole teaches continuing education courses to other physical therapists. Among other awards, Nicole was named the 2017 Physical Therapist of the Year (IC Network) and the 2012 Chapman University Alumnae of the Year.
Dr. Sharon Thompson
Dr. Sharon Thompson combines a strong orthopedic background with a passion for pelvic floor physical therapy. A former college athlete at UCI, Sharon has a particular passion for helping women overcome pelvic issues to return to sport.
She has helped teach continuing education classes to other physical therapists and is the author of the e-book Hello Endo: An Intro to Endometriosis. Sharon also teaches the PelvicSanity Mindfulness classes.
Sharon and her husband Josh live in Orange County, California with their Instagram sensation bulldog, Po. In her free time, Sharon enjoys playing in soccer leagues, travelling, a well-cooked steak, photography and painting.
Dr. Ellen Meisner
Dr. Ellen Meisner comes to PelvicSanity from the prestigious Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. While learning and treating there, she saw some of the most complex patients from around the country who traveled there for treatment.
She moved to California specifically to work at PelvicSanity because she wanted to work in one of the country's premier clinics and provide the highest level of care for patients.
Dr. Ellen has volunteered with the Journal of Women's Health, sharing important research updates with members of the field.
She enjoys anything active and outdoors and is excited to get used to all the California sunshine!
Our Admin Team
Jesse Cozean, MBA
Research & Admin
Jesse Cozean (husband of Nicole) runs the business operations of the clinic and assists in reviewing and publishing research in the field. Along with Nicole, he co-authored The Interstitial Cystitis Solution and helped develop the Cozean Pelvic Floor Screening Protocol.
Jesse consults with medical device and pharmaceutical companies, designing clinical trials and gaining regulatory approval for new treatments. He holds five patents, has published more than ten research articles, and is the author of My Grandfather's War. Jesse received his degree in Physics from Westmont College and an MBA from WGU.
Making his home in Laguna Niguel, Jesse enjoys playing tennis, early morning hikes, and a good book. He volunteers with the East Africa Partnership, where he has led more than 10 trips to Kenya and Tanzania.
Carrie has a tremendous heart for our patients as well as for health and fitness. She loves working with patients to ensure they get the best possible service.
Prior to working at PelvicSanity, Carrie served as the general manager at two locations of the Old Spaghetti Factory, overseeing the work of nearly 200 employees. She also worked at the San Juan Mission in customer service.
Outside the office, Carrie makes her home in Mission Viejo and enjoys exercising, gardening, camping, and spending time with her family and friends.