NEW COURSE: Advanced Management of Complex Pelvic Pain Syndromes

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By: Stephanie Prendergast, MPT


After a five year break from traveling, lecturing, and teaching courses Liz and I are excited to announce that we are re-entering the classrooms! Many people who know us or follow us on social media know our work promoting pelvic floor physical therapy at medical conferences, my leadership role as the first physical therapist to be the President of the International Pelvic Pain Society, our book Pelvic Pain Explained, and our popular course, Demystifying Pudendal Neuralgia. We developed the course in 2006 and taught it over 40 times in four countries between then and 2014.

In 2014 things changed for us a little bit. That year, I moved from the Bay Area to LA to open PHRC Los Angeles and shortly there after Liz moved from the Bay Area to New England to open PHRC Lexington. We were excited about expanding our clinics and realized we could only be in so many places at one time. We made the decision to focus on PHRC and since 2014 we have grown from three clinics to nine!

Now that the expansion dust has settled, Liz and I realized we missed teaching. We share a passion for working with pelvic floor physical therapists and for helping newer PTs advocate for themselves and our field. Even more exciting, many of the physical therapists that are part of our PHRC team are also interested in sharing their knowledge. We began talking about how to make this happen.


A little fun fact: in 2006, Liz and I brought Jan Dommerholt, PT, DPT, MPS, DAIM to San Francisco to teach what was our first myofascial trigger point course. We wanted to learn from the best, and that we did. Needless to say, when Jan approached us in the fall of 2018 to join we were honored!


So with all of the courses available, why should you take our course?

Every week at the PHRC staff meeting we review a journal article, a physical therapist on the team presents an educational module, and we discuss complex cases. We travel regularly to medical and physical therapy conferences, allowing us to write textbook chapters, journal articles, and evidence-based blog posts. All of these activities keep us abreast of the latest research and allow us to offer the highest possible quality of care to our patients. Liz and I created our company with the intention of providing continuous mentorship to support our therapists and each other the best we can, setting the entire PHRC team up for success with our patients.

We understand the challenges pelvic floor physical therapists face getting appropriate training, the difficulty they have finding a mentor, and the confusion they feel around how to effectively market their services, both to providers and patients.

We want to help. The knowledge and experience we have has been 18 years in the making and continues to be a dynamic process today. We believe that our course can help our colleagues improve their clinical reasoning and manual therapy skills, better understand medical diagnoses and treatment, and improve their confidence in the clinic and with marketing. Please join us for our first course, November 9th and 10th, 2019 in Bethesda, Maryland! For more information and to register please visit


  1. If you ever need a case study I would be honoured to be a part of the journey for other pelvic floor physiotherapists to learn and grow in their skill set.

    1. Fascinating story. Looking forward to seeing you in Turkey.

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