About Our Faculty
Lara Adler is an Environmental Toxins Expert & Educator and a Certified Holistic Health Coach who who trains and educates practitioners within the health & wellness community to better understand the links between environmental toxins and their impact on disease states - from weight gain and diabetes, to thyroid disease and developmental disorders - so they can better support their clients.
Lara is deeply committed to peeling back the curtain and opening up the conversation about environmental toxins to in a way that's informative, accessible, actionable and totally free from overwhelm. I work with clients to not only understand the environmental health piece of the wellness puzzle, but to seamlessly integrate this content into their practices, and to leverage their education to distinguish their work in their fields.
Dr. Julie Granger PT, DPT, SCS is a board certified sports physical therapist by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties and Certified Pilates Teacher through the Pilates Method Alliance-the highest level of Pilates certification available internationally. She is licensed to practice physical therapy in the State of Georgia. She specializes in working with athletes and active individuals of all ages and backgrounds, particularly endurance athletes, young (kid, ‘tween, teen) athletes, special issues pertaining to female athletes including pregnancy and postpartum stages, and individuals with chronic and persistent pain conditions. She is the founder of Performance Rehabilitation and Integrative Sports Medicine (PRISM Wellness), a boutique physical therapy, wellness and performance consulting practice where she is able to educate, empower, and elevate her clients to reach all facets of their wellness and fitness goals.
Julie has been teaching Pilates for 8 years and continues to practice Pilates and Redcord Neurac in her free time. She finds that she cannot separate her Pilates and Physical Therapy knowledge and skills from each other, and strives to incorporate a holistic approach to her client management. She also enjoys cycling, paddleboard, walking, hikding, and her first true love: swimming. She swam competitively for 16 years and is a former NCAA Division 1 swimmer who competed for the Duke Blue Devils, where she earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. She received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from Emory University. Julie is an Atlanta native and also enjoys any type of artistic or creative pursuit from painting to crafting, spending time with her very active husband, Daniel, and sampling all of the wonderful food outlets that Atlanta has to offer.
Dr. Lee Hullender Rubin, DAOM, LAc, FABORM, is an acupuncturist, herbalist, and researcher specializing in reproductive medicine, women's health, and vulvar pain. With a special interest in in vitro fertilization (IVF), she managed an acupuncture program for more than five years at an IVF clinic in Seattle, Wash., and subsequently published several research papers looking at acupuncture and Chinese medicine’s impact on IVF birth outcomes. She is currently investigating the feasibility of acupuncture and lidocaine as a treatment for vestibulodynia.
Dr. Hullender Rubin has been interviewed on KING-TV, CBC Radio, CBS Radio Grow Cook Heal Podcast, Yin Yang Podcast, and in Portland Monthly, Seattle Metropolitan, and the Georgia Straight. She graduated with her master’s degree from Bastyr University in 2001, her doctorate from the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine (OCOM) in 2009, and post-doctoral research fellowship in 2012.
She teaches the doctoral infertility module and is Adjunct Research Faculty at OCOM, and Visiting Research Faculty at Oregon Health and Science University and the New Zealand School of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine. She maintains a private practice in Portland, OR.
I have always been a firm believer in integrative healthcare. For over twenty years, I have specialized in women’s health, with a distinct focus on helping other women live a healthy, happy life. My philosophy is based on my experience as a healthcare practitioner, my specialised background in orthopaedics & women’s health physiotherapy, integrative healthcare, and as a woman. To paraphrase Dr Christiane Northrup, I have spent a long time studying all the things that can go wrong with a women’s body, now I want to focus on what can help things go right.
I have over two decades of clinical experience as a chartered physiotherapist. I am on the teaching & course development faculty of Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehab Institute in the U.S. and I was an item writer for the PRPC certification exam. I have also been a lecturer for the Pelvic Obstetric & Gynaecological Physiotherapy Association in the U.K. on their pregnancy/MSK courses and a Clinical Lead on their new advanced pelvic floor coursework. I blog and teach online for Medbridge Education and have collaborated with both the Integrative Pelvic Health Institute and Burrell Education on a number of live and online women’s health educational programmes.
I have a deep appreciation of integrative healthcare – using diverse techniques to help women transition to health. As well as my physiotherapy qualifications and continuing education, I have undergone further training in nutrition, herbal medicine, yoga, pilates and mindfulness as a therapeutic intervention. I have presented at the International Herbal Symposium, the New England Women’s Herbal Conference and the Wise Woman Weekend, as well as the Irish Society for Chartered Physiotherapists, the Pelvic, Obstetrical & Gynaecological Physiotherapy Association conference, the Woman on Fire Conference, the Women's Health Summit (UK) and the International Pelvic Pain Society annual meeting.
About Our Founder
Jessica Drummond, MPT, CCN, CHC, the Founder and CEO of the Integrative Women's Health Institute is passionate about caring for and empowering women who struggle with women’s and pelvic health conditions. She is equally passionate about educating and supporting clinicians in confidently and safely using integrative tools to transform women's and pelvic healthcare.
Having over a decade of experience as a women’s and pelvic physical therapist plus owning a private women’s health clinical nutrition and coaching practice gives her a unique perspective on the integrative, conservative options for pelvic pain management.
Jessica was educated at the University of Virginia, Emory University, The Institute of Integrative Nutrition, and Duke Integrative Medicine. She is currently a doctoral student in clinical nutrition at Maryland University of Integrative Health.