Women’s Health Care

Rue and Primavera is led in part by Wendolyn Rue and Dawna Giem, two of the Whidbey Island area’s top therapists for women’s health.
Keeping the women in our community happy and healthy is one of the primary goals of our practice.

Our areas of specialty include:


If you know where every bathroom in town is, you should give us a call. Female incontinence is one of our primary areas of focus, and it’s likely we can help you control your overactive or sensitive bladder. Having a strong, uncontrollable urge to urinate, leaking urine when you cough, sneeze, or laugh, or having frequent accidents are all signs of incontinence and pelvic floor weakness.

Rue and Primavera uses a treatment system called Biofeedback to help retrain your pelvic floor and bladder and reduce those accidents that cause embarrassment. Biofeedback is a course of treatment that employs topical sensors, computer graphing, and coaching to help you learn how to better control the muscles of your pelvic floor. Biofeedback is proven to be effective for female incontinence, and our clinic has helped hundreds of women regain control of their bladders.

Pelvic Pain or Post Partum Pain and Weakness

There are many causes for pelvic pain, and it can take many forms. Rue and Primavera helps women treat both acute and chronic pelvic pain, symptomatic of many issues including growths, ruptures, Pelvic Inflammatory Disease, pregnancy, urinary problems, endometriosis, cysts, and more. There are many possible causes for pelvic pain, but also many courses of treatment. If you’re suffering, let us help diagnose and treat you!

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Osteoporosis is a condition where the bones lose mass and become fragile and brittle. Women are far more likely to develop osteoporosis than men, and the disease affects millions. People who suffer from osteoporosis are more likely to break bones and experience difficulty healing fractures. Other effects include sloping shoulders, curved or hunched backs, loss of height, pain or aching, and decreased mobility.

Rue and Primavera can help women improve the strength of their bones, their posture and hip and pelvic alignment. Contact us today to learn more about preventative or curative osteoporosis care.

Feel free to call and ask questions to Wendolyn, personally. When it comes to many female health issues, we completely understand how it may be hard to reach out for help at first, but we promise that you’ll be happy you did. Your privacy and modesty will be respected completely.

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Prior to visiting Rue & Primavera I was having extreme pain during intercourse. I was extremely busy in my work/school/social life and training intensely for a marathon to boot. I felt lost and unable to fix this health issue. The stress built up over a 6-month period. It affected my relationship and my emotional wellbeing as much as it did my physical health. After less than a handful of consultations, I became completely aware of all of the factors contributing to this pain. Many doctors found it impossible to diagnose. With Rue & Primavera I was given perspective and a P.T. regime. I learned how to balance my life and surprise, no more pain with intercourse!

Laura J