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How Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy Helps Male Pelvic Pain
By Tiffany Yuen, DPT, PHRC Los Gatos   Did you know…   Chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CPPS) has a worldwide prevalence between 2% and 16% and is the most common urologic disease in men below 50 years old (Smith et al., 2016)   Painful ejaculation has a prevalence  between 1% and 10% in the general population, but this may increase to 30% to 75% among men who suffer from CPPS (Parnham et al., 2016)    One in four patients seeking initial medical treatment  for new onset erectile dysfunction (ED) is younger than 40 years of age with almost half of
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Healing Female Sexual Pain, and IG Live with Dr. Irwin Goldstein
By Stephanie A. Prendergast, DPT, MPT, Cofounder, PHRC Los Angeles On February 18th I had the pleasure of interviewing Dr. Irwin Goldstein on Instagram Live. Here is a little background on Dr. Goldstein:   Dr. Irwin Goldstein is the director of San Diego Sexual Medicine, where he maintains his clinical practice, Director of Sexual Medicine at Alvarado Hospital and Clinical Professor of Surgery at University of California at San Diego. Dr. Goldstein has had a long career providing medical help to those with sexual problems, having been involved with sexual dysfunction research since the late 1970′s.   Dr Goldstein’s interests
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Vestibulodynia Explained with Follow Up Q&A
By Stephanie Prendergast, MPT, Cofounder, PHRC Los Angeles Do you know the difference between vulvodynia & vestibulodynia? Vulvodynia simply means pain in the vulva, which includes the clitoris, labia, mons pubis, perineum, hymen, and vestibule.  Tune into our IG Live about Vestibulodynia with special guest, Doctor Irwin Goldstein at 5:30PM PST, 2/18/2021. Vestibulodynia is pain in the vestibule, a more precise description for the area of pain. The vestibule is depicted in the picture above and extends from inside the labia minora to the hymen & houses the opening of the urethra and our major & minor glands that provide
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Fiber: What is it and Why is it important?
By Kim Buonomo, DPT, PHRC Lexington   What is fiber and why is it important to a pelvic floor physical therapist? The American Physical Therapy Association has stated that diet and nutrition are key components of many conditions managed by physical therapists. Nutrition can directly affect recovery and function while an individual is under a physical therapist's care. Thus, PTs should be concerned with and address nutritional intake and eating patterns of their patients and clients. I argue that diet and nutrition are especially important to consider in the realm of pelvic floor PT and here at PHRC we are
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Pelvic Floor Muscle Function: Breathing Into Sexual Pleasure
By Karah Charette, DPT, PHRC Berkeley & San Francisco   As a human being, you have a right to pleasure- safe, consensual, and sexual pleasure.    We are fortunate to participate in a culture where conversations about sexuality and sexual function are becoming more mainstream and accepted. We are now having nuanced conversations about the myriad of factors that affect sex- including the pelvic floor!   You may be thinking that you already know what there is to know about the pelvic floor when it comes to sex. The classic and overused advice is to “do more kegels.” We should
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5 Ways to Relax Your Pelvic Floor!
By PHRC Admin Do you ever wonder why it is important to relax your pelvic floor? Even if you know you should, do you find yourself wondering how to do so?   As a pelvic floor physical therapist, I often have patients who wonder what the value is in being able to relax the pelvic floor. In a culture that places most value on exercises that strengthen, it is important to understand why and how relaxation is just as important.   If you are someone who is just interested in building strength, I will speak to that first. In order
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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.

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