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How Hypnotherapy can help your Pelvic Pain
PT is at its most effective for treating pelvic pain syndromes when supplemented with other strategies. This blog post is dedicated to one such strategy: hypnotherapy. If you’re skeptical about the prospect of using hypnosis to ease your pain, I completely understand. To someone with pelvic pain, it can be difficult to hear that your mind has the capacity to ease your pain. It smacks of the “it’s all in your head” mentality that sadly used to be the pat response to those suffering with pelvic pain. But those days are behind us (unfortunately, not completely, but that’s another blog!),
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Put Your Constipation Woes Behind You
Constipation plays a major role in pelvic pain. It can cause existing pain to flare or can be a contributing factor responsible for the pelvic pain to begin with. So, it’s really important to maintain regular, healthy BMs. But, for so many women and men with pelvic pain/dysfunction that can be a major challenge. If you’re in that boat, this post is a must-read! There are two different types of constipation. And what many don’t realize is that one type, “outlet constipation” is often caused by dysfunctional pelvic floor muscles. However, because both types can negatively impact your pelvic floor,
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The Truth about Biofeedback and E-Stim
Many PTs use either biofeedback or e-stim as part of their protocol for treating pelvic pain. Indeed, a google search of either term will bring up a slew of pelvic floor PT websites boasting the benefits of both treatments. Meanwhile, based on feedback we’ve received from our patients and the PTs taking our class, I believe there’s a good deal of confusion surrounding these two treatment methods, and that some PTs are misusing them. It seems that biofeedback, e-stim or both are in some instances being used as part of cookie-cutter treatment plans with little thought given to whether they’re
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What is a “Good” Pelvic Pain PT Session Like?
Recently we received a question from a reader asking us to describe what a “typical good pelvic floor physical therapy session” is like. It’s a question I’m sure every pelvic pain patient prescribed PT has thought about. Currently, there is no standard of care for pelvic pain PT. So unfortunately, patients get PT ranging from good to mediocre to inadequate to a complete waste of time. The hope is that when patients begin to push for the best standard of care, change will occur. The problem is that the majority of patients have no idea where the bar should be
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Welcome to our Revamped Blog
  Dear Readers, Steph and I are excited to welcome you to the relaunch of our blog! I’m writing this welcome letter because Steph is in China lecturing about pelvic pain. (Steph can’t wait to write about her adventures overseas in upcoming posts!) When we first launched the blog about a year ago, it was just a place for us to give folks some basic information about pelvic pain syndromes. However, with the relaunch, we’ve given the blog a serious makeover, both design-wise and content-wise. Beginning with today’s post “What is a Good Pelvic Pain PT Session Like,” and going
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We love getting to know our website visitors. Please tell us a little bit about yourself and get the latest info via PHRC e-newsletter!
*Subscribers automatically eligible to win our book, “Pelvic Pain Explained.”

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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