About Tami

mother (muth’er) n. that which gives birth to something, is the origin or source of something, or nurtures in the manner of a mother.

Welcome! I am blessed to work with the creative energy of the female body. The female body is designed to be creative. I have learned a wealth of information about creativity from working in this place.

I’m a women’s health physical therapist, founder of Holistic Pelvic Care for women, and author of Wild Feminine: Finding Power, Spirit & Joy in the Female Body and Mothering from Your Center. I’m in awe of the potential in our female bodies and passionate about cultivating the creative energy that is meant to run through all aspects of a woman’s life. I draw upon mine daily in mothering three gorgeous sons and making my way in the world.

It wasn’t always like this. I began my work as a Women’s Health Physical Therapist in a hospital setting. As I used the physical medicine of my profession, and saw the incredible results for women’s health, I was surprised that the profession is hardly known-in part because most practitioners work in hospital settings where clients come by referral from a urologist. Therefore, a woman would have to go to a urologist to even discover this aspect of women’s health.

I left my job in 2000 to be at home with my first son, and soon after started my own private practice. I loved the freedom of designing my own practice of women’s care. It allowed me to be more creative as a professional, to be a present mother, and to offer my services to a wider array of women as my word-of-mouth practice grew exponentially.

I have a master’s degree in physical therapy and many other advanced bodywork trainings, but my real pelvic medicine evolved when I tapped into my ability to read energetic patterns of the body (the more subtle layer beneath the physical). I developed a practice of care that works in alignment with each woman’s own body and core patterns. Over time, I created my own bodywork practice combining physical and energetic tools called Holistic Pelvic Care. I am thrilled to be teaching Holistic Pelvic Care to talented women’s health practitioners across the country. I know first hand the power of this medicine to help women heal and thrive in the creative center.

I think of myself as providing a bridge between the realms of modern medicine and traditional women’s wisdom so that we can apply this ancient energy to our modern lives. My goal is to teach every woman how to read the physical and energetic patterns of her pelvic bowl and restore access to the full range of creative resources–this beauty and wildness within.

Order Wild Feminine or Mothering From Your Center directly from the publisher Beyond Words, from Amazon or Powell’s Books.

Tami discusses her book Wild Feminine
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Tami has advanced training in multiple bodywork techniques, including certification in Maya Abdominal Massage and Infant Body Psychotherapy/Birth Trauma Resolution. She received her Masters from Pacific University and her Bachelor of Arts in Biology from the University of California at Berkeley. She lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband and sons.