Dr. Susie Gronski
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WORK WITH ME IN-PERSON

Pelvic pain doesn't have to be scary. Knowledge is an analgesic. It can be a 'pain softner'. Can you think of a time when just understanding something took the pain away or reduced the threat? Not knowing what's going on 'down there' is scary and it might increase your pain. Knowlege reduces stress and the right kinda knowledge can reduce pain. 

WORK WITH ME IN-PERSON

“I had been experiencing pain in my pelvic region for over a year. After just one consultation with Dr. Susie Gronski, she was able to isolate what was causing my pain. She is by far one of the most knowledgeable, caring, and informative doctors I’ve met. She was able to take my misconceptions of what was causing my pain and flip it on its head.”

ROBBIE E. ASHEVILLE, NC

My approach is based on the most up-to-date pain science education and uses a unique blend of tools to help you feel your best. This includes a comprehensive health assessment and integrative wellness recommendations to optimize your health and get you back to doing the things you love.

In many ways, I serve as a coach to help you spot and resolve hidden issues that may be impacting your pain. You’ll have the support you need to reach your personal and health goals.


BEFORE WE GO ANY FURTHER…

Here’s what you need to know:


Coming in once won’t be a silver bullet. I’m not going to “fix” your pain in one shot. No one can. Understanding why you hurt requires looking at the whole you, your brain, nerves, other bodily systems, your thoughts, beliefs, values, people in your life, what you've been told and even what you do and where you go. All the parts that make up who you are and how you function interact at the same time.

Getting rid of pain is a process -- or, you can think of it as a road, and I’m giving you the car.

That said, I’ve helped hundreds of people like you to overcome:

  • Pelvic pain

  • Pelvic floor dysfunction

  • Pain with sex

  • Bladder issues

  • Lower back pain

  • Constipation

  • Groin pain (when it hurts just to sit)

  • And much more. If it’s down there, I’ll help clear it up.

 

EXAMPLES OF THINGS WE MIGHT COVER INCLUDE:

  • The lowdown about the brain on pain, and how to apply that knowledge to hurt less every day

  • The role your immune system plays in experiencing pain

  • Ways to reduce unhealthy thoughts, behaviors and language that keep you in the pain cycle

  • Improving your gut health, which profoundly impacts your mood, function, and pain

  • How to use belly breathing -- your secret weapon for calming stress and the nervous system

  • Healthy diet and lifestyle for each of your body's systems

  • Building a web of support to help you reach your goals

  • Other aspects of your life (like environment, relationships, stress, sexuality, mental resilience, etc.) that impact your physical and mental well-being

  • Health and lifestyle coaching to discover your body's own unique set of keys necessary to unlock your healing potential

  • Body awareness and mindfulness techniques that benefit you far beyond pain relief (giving you extra clarity, focus, and resilience in the face of stress)  

  • Non-painful manual therapy tailored to meet your specific needs and help you move better

 

IN-PERSON SERVICES (IN ASHEVILLE, NC)


Pelvic Health Consultation (2 hr session in-person + 1hr case review and plan creation)

INCLUDES:

  • Thorough health history review

  • Case review: behind the scenes, both pre- and post-consultation, I put in an hour-plus of research, devoting all my brain power to set you on the most successful path to recovery

  • Health plan creation (more research, resource gathering, wellness team building recommendations)

  • Tangible action steps you can immediately put into practice (I’ll create and email you a comprehensive recap)

  • In-person, whole body assessment and treatment

  • Ongoing goal setting / next steps (may take an additional sessions to figure out what better looks like for you)

  • Educational resources to supplement your recovery based on your needs

  • Email support between sessions

 

Follow-up sessions (1hr)

Can include:


  • Strategies to calm sensitive nerves

  • Soothing exercises and non-painful manual therapy to relieve pelvic pain

  • Mindful movement and body awareness training

  • Guided meditation

  • Mindfulness based stress reduction strategies

  • Cognitive functional therapy - an integration of behavioral psychology and neuroscience in the treatment of pain

  • Strategies to deal with flare ups

  • Non-painful manual therapy to help decrease the need for protection, guarding and pain

  • Completely customized for you on any given day

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


+ DO YOU ACCEPT INSURANCE?

Unfortunately, no. Insurance rules are crazy -- they don’t even cover hearing problems. Working together includes a comprehensive wellness plan with ongoing support and not just focusing on the “physical" part of therapy. Integrative and functional medicine/lifestyle coaching are not covered by insurance.

+ I’M A LITTLE SHY ABOUT BEING NAKED. IS THAT OKAY?

We don’t have to do anything that’s uncomfortable for you. Does it give me more information to see you down there with my own eyes? Yes. But there are ways around it if that makes the experience easier.

+ WHAT SHOULD I WEAR WHEN I COME TO SEE YOU?

Please wear something comfy like shorts or sweatpants and a t-shirt. And because we’ll be exploring an intimate part of your body, you’ll probably take off your skivvies (underwear!). But don’t worry, I won’t just let you hang out in the nude. You’ll have a soft blanket ready for you to drape over yourself for maximum relaxation and privacy.

+ WHAT FORMS OF PAYMENT DO YOU ACCEPT?

I accept credit/debit, check or cash.

+ THIS SEEMS TO WORK EVEN FOR PEOPLE WHO’VE BEEN TO THERAPISTS LIKE YOU WITHOUT SUCCESS. WHY ARE YOU DIFFERENT?

It’s true. I think it’s because I connect with people on a human, rather than clinical, level. And, I use modern pain care science, evidence-based practices that most practitioners don’t have because they’re not taught in school. (They should be.) Finally, I put recovery in your hands, where most practitioners think it’s in their own.

But the biggest difference comes down to results:

Dr. Susie Gronski is the best and I cannot recommend her more to anyone with pelvic pain. She is passionate about helping others and will be your best advocate. I’ve been dealing with pain for almost two years prior to meeting Susie. I’ve visited multiple doctors and physical therapists all with little results to show. For the first time I feel there is someone who understands what I’ve been going through and has a plan for my improvement. -- Jason Hill

Dr. Susie is compassion in action. If you’re suffering from pelvic pain, suffer no longer! Dr. Susie approaches you and your pain from a holistic, compassionate and systematic perspective. She gets to know YOU and uses a wide variety of evidence-based techniques to help treat your pain and help you recover. While other practitioners may dismiss you or your pain, Dr. Susie relates to you exactly where you are. Schedule a consultation today! -- Amy Buttell