In 2015, Peter and Ginny Ueberroth donated $5 Million to Hoag Hospital Foundation to establish an endowed chair in women’s health in honor of Dr. Allyson Brooks and her long-time dedication to providing innovative and personalized care for women.
Dr. Brooks is the Executive Medical Director of The Women’s Health Institute, Chief Quality Officer at Hoag Hospital, and the Ginny Ueberroth Executive Medical Director Endowed Chair of the Women’s Health Institute at Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian. Womanology and Restore Him are the result of her initial pioneering vision of creating a women’s health and wellness center.
The doctor’s great inspiration consisted of creating a one-stop location for women to receive services and care within the best environment for possible healing. The center in Newport Beach opened its doors in the Spring of 2016 and is an environment with the highest clinical quality and excellence that is also welcoming, relaxing and comforting. It is dedicated to women of all ages and features several physical therapy treatments and counseling rooms, a Pilates studio, as well as an activity room.
Salpi Salibian, MS PA-C, joined Hoag Hospital in 2015 as Director of Clinical Operations and Program Development for women’s outpatient health and wellness. For many years, she had been treating women with pelvic disorders, realizing the huge impact that those disorders cause in the quality of womens’ lives. As a specialist in pelvic rehabilitation, she says,
“These sorts of problems affect social and personal relationships. When I heard about Dr. Brooks’ initiative, I immediately became very interested and actively involved, and, shortly after, became the center director.”
The recently-opened center’s focus is to find the right therapy for any issue derived from an injury or irritation of the muscles, nerves and organs of the pelvic region. The pelvic region can easily be irritated or damaged by many different causes, such as childbirth, hormonal changes, bladder problems, chronic pain disorders, back problems, cancer or even emotional trauma. The center not only offers these therapies to women, but through Restore Him, these therapies are also available to men. The most common symptoms treated are bladder and bowel disorders, cancer or sexually related issues.
The recently-opened center’s focus is to find the right therapy for any issue derived from an injury or irritation of the muscles, nerves and organs of the pelvic region.
In addition, the center offers a wellness approach to care by integrating other alternative solutions such as massage therapy, acupuncture, Pilates, or yoga, thus improving the overall condition of the patient and their quality of life.
A patient can expect to receive care in the form of:
- Guided Therapy
- Massage Therapy.
- Acupuncture for patients with conditions, such as interstitial cystitis, painful intercourse, IBS and fibromyalgia.
- Pilates exercise to help pelvic and spinal rehabilitation. Patients can choose to attend a private session or a group. Pilates also helps with Post Natal training, breast cancer and reconstruction, and pelvic floor dysfunctions.
The center also organizes classes and workshops on pain, fitness, meditation, sexual health, pregnancy, Pilates and yoga.
Currently, the center is operating at 80% capacity, with more than 500 physical therapy visits per month and 150 patients a month for wellness treatment.
There are three Womanology + Restore Him by Hoag locations in Newport Beach, Fullerton and Irvine. The Newport Beach center is located at 500 Superior Avenue, Suite 315, Newport Beach, CA 92663. For more information about the Newport Beach center, call 949.764.7277 or visit Womanology.net