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New Perspectives on Endo: Gut-Immune Link & IG Live w/ Dr. Orbuch
By Jandra Mueller, DPT, MS, PHRC Encinitas   March is Endometriosis Awareness Month, AND National Nutrition Month - what a great time to talk about how optimal gut health and nutrition impacts endometriosis. Optimal gut health and nutrition play a crucial role in one’s endometriosis journey because having a healthy gut means improving our mental health, optimizing our immune system, nourishing our bodies AND can have impacts in how this disease progresses. YES, gut health actually plays a role in the pathogenesis of this disease. Endometriosis is known by most as a hormonal and gynecological disease; however, this perspective is
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Nutrition Awareness Month: Integrative Health & Nutrition Services
By Jandra Mueller, DPT, MS, PHRC Encinitas   March is Nutrition Awareness Month and we’d love to share the services we offer here at PHRC and talk about why nutrition is so important, especially for those with pelvic health conditions.    What is Integrative Health and Nutrition?    In contrast to conventional medicine, which places emphasis on treating a disease, integrative practitioners focus on the whole person, getting to the root cause of people’s symptoms and optimizing health. An example of this as it relates to gut health and nutrition is treating IBS. A conventional doctor may focus on prescription
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Success Story: Tessa’s Triumph Over Painful Sex
By Shannon Pacella, DPT,  PHRC Lexington   Do you remember the first time you tried using tampons? Did you have anyone help guide you or were you trying to follow the little paper instructions from inside the box? Once you mustered up the courage to try and insert it, was it painful? Maybe you were not able to get it inserted at all. You may have been afraid to ask for help or thought there was something wrong with you since your friends seemed to have no problem with them. What about gyn exams? Do you loathe the thought of
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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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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.