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How Denise Reduced Prolapse Symptoms with Therapeutic Yoga at PHRC
By Melissa Patrick, PT, DPT, RYT Denise  is an active 61 year old woman who enjoys spending time outside walking her dog, going to Zumba class and practicing yoga. When I met Denise, I could tell that she was energetic and lively but that her primary complaints of vaginal pressure were putting a damper on her lifestyle. I am happy to share her story of how she bounced back from struggling with symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse and utilized therapeutic yoga as part of her treatment plan to get there!    Denise visited me for the first time in the
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Solutions for Menopausal Women with GSM and Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
By Stephanie A. Prendergast, MPT , Cofounder, PHRC Los Angeles   Most people have not heard of term “Genitourinary Syndrome of Menopause” (GSM). One key reason is that the term did not exist until 2014, when leadership societies recognized that menopausal women were suffering from many more symptoms than just ‘vaginal atrophy’ and vaginal dryness. The expanded GSM term more accurately encompasses the gynecologic and urologic changes that all women will go through as menopause advances if left untreated.    A few weeks ago I wrote about a blog explaining why there is so much mismanagement and confusion surrounding the
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How Alexandra Recovered from Pudendal Neuralgia at PHRC
By Stephanie A. Prendergast, MPT, Cofounder, PHRC Los Angeles Why do my sitz bones hurt with sitting, but not when sitting on the toilet? Alexandria’s Success Story with Highs and Lows throughout the Healing Process    The History of Alexandria’s Pain and How She Found PHRC   Alexandria is a 62-year-old female who showed up to PHRC with eight out of ten searing, shooting pain starting in her left sitz bone traveling down into her peri-vaginal and peri-rectal areas that was aggravated by sitting and driving for longer than five minutes, bending forward to pick up cat litter from the
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Pain in your tailbone? You are not alone: Michelle’s Success Story
By Jennifer Keesee, PT, DPT, PHRC Westlake Village   Michelle is a 39 year old patient who was referred to PHRC by her pain management specialist for evaluation and treatment of tailbone pain, known as Coccydynia. Her symptoms started one year after giving birth to her second child, and had continued off and on for about three years. Michelle did not know what caused the injury, but was working out a lot at the time of onset and thinks this may have contributed. For more on Coccydynia, see this blog post.   Michelle reported sharp pain around the tailbone, which
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Myofascial Trigger Points: Facts & General Information
By Stephanie A. Prendergast, MPT, Cofounder, PHRC Los Angeles   Let’s talk Myofascial Trigger Point (MTrPs) Facts: MTrPs are contracted fibers with a muscle. MTrPs are painful when compressed. Active MTrPs cause pain and/or dysfunction whereas latent MTrPs do not currently cause pain and/or dysfunction but have the potential to. MTrPs can cause pain locally (at the spot of the MTrP), or can cause referred pain to another part of the body. Each MTrPs has a particular referral pattern indicating where they most commonly cause referred pain.   Myofascial Trigger Points develop for multiple reasons. Here’s a few of them:
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Myofascial Trigger Points - Frequently Asked Questions & Their Answers
By Stephanie A. Prendergast, MPT, Cofounder, PHRC Los Angeles   Over the last few week’s, we have received various inquiries about Myofascial Trigger Points. Why do they occur? What are they? How can we fix them? This week we do a deep dive and answer our most frequently asked questions!   Q: Never heard of this ! What is this exactly? A: A myofascial trigger point (MTrP) is defined as a hyperirritable area within a muscle or fascia. Simply put, it is a group of small muscle fibers that remain in a contracted state instead of ‘relaxing’ when the muscle
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At its heart, Pelvic Pain Explained is the story of how patients develop pelvic pain, the challenges patients and providers face throughout the diagnosis and treatment process, the difficult task of sifting through the different available treatment options, and the impact that an “invisible” condition has on a patient’s life and relationships, and much more.