A Little About Me
Alicia Hedges, DPT is a women’s health specialist who loves to help women find, feel and firm their core, while also empowering them to understand their body and gain more energy to live their life purpose. She is passionate about helping others understand the feminine and how to work with and not against the hormones, cycles and seasons of life from puberty to menopause and beyond. This includes bladder and bowel issues, pregnancy & postpartum concerns/recovery, digestion and detox, musculoskeletal pain, headaches, balance, chronic pain, fatigue, fibromyalgia, general weakness and muscle training needs.
Alicia is a physical therapist, yoga therapist, Pilates instructor, Arvigo® practitioner, and women’s health coach with an emphasis in functional nutrition and Ayurveda. She studied biochemistry and psychology at North Carolina State University and then physical therapy at Duke University.
As a lifelong learner, Alicia has plunged into opportunities to study pelvic health through Herman and Wallace Pelvic Health Institute, chronic pain through International Spine and Pain Institute, and trauma in relationship to the body through both trauma informed yoga and Peter Levine’s Somatic Experiencing. She has also trained in medical yoga therapy through Professional Yoga Therapy Institute. In addition, she is skilled in various therapeutic manual techniques.
She is a mom of five and having lived in Raleigh for the past 30 years, has dreamed of getting back to the mountains ever since she lived and worked here briefly one summer during college. She loves to hike, enjoy nature, read, spend time with friends, and of course do yoga and Pilates. She has just started gardening and growing herbs and welcomes tips from anyone with a green thumb!