Pelvic Pain Explained: Vulvodynia + Resource List

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May is Pelvic Pain Awareness Month

At PHRC we want to do our part to help people better understand pelvic pain syndromes and more importantly, help people suffering with these diagnoses get the help they need to recover. Since knowledge is power, we created 5 videos and blog posts that we hope people find useful. This week, in our second week of the Pelvic Pain Explained Webinar series, I had the honor of talking about a topic I feel passionately about:  vulvodynia. The diagnosis of vulvodynia can be confusing, scary, and overwhelming. Hopefully the information in my webinar and in this blog posts will help people better understand how their symptoms happened and arm them with the tools they need to get better.


In case you missed it, here is a link to our Vulvodynia Webinar.


Listen to one woman’s journey with vulvodynia and finding the solution including an interview with our colleagues, Dr. Andrew Goldstein and Dr. Irwin Goldstein, here: Bodies, Sex Hurts

Check out PHRC’s cofounder Stephanie Prendergast’s interview on The Women’s Health Podcast: Vulvodynia, Vestibulodynia, and Vaginismus.


Blog Posts

Check out a few of our blog posts highlighting Vulvodynia.

Vulvodynia, Vestibulodynia, and Vaginismus: what’s the difference and why does it matter?

Jagged Little Pill: How Oral Contraceptives Wreak Havoc on the Female Body

5 Tips to Reduce Vulvodynia Symptoms

Pelvic floor physical therapy for vulvodynia: a clinician’s guide


Patient Success Stories

How Diane beat Vulvodynia

For more success stories, check out our book Pelvic Pain Explained!


Youtube Videos on Vulvodynia

What is Vulvodynia?

How to Properly Identify Your Vulvodynia & Vestibulodynia

Vulvodynia, Vestibulodynia, Vaginismus…What’s the Difference???

Top 5 Reasons Your Vulvodynia Symptoms Aren’t Improving |

Debunking Diets For Vulvodynia – The Low Oxalate Diet


Instagram Lives

Healing Female Sexual Pain with Dr. Irwin Goldstein


How to find informed medical providers

International Pelvic Pain Society Find a Provider

International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health

American Physical Therapy Association’s Section on Women’s Health PT Locator

Herman and Wallace Find a Provider

Pelvic Guru Provider Directory




Is there something we did not cover that you would like to know or hear about? Share your comments!



Are you unable to come see us in person? We offer virtual physical therapy appointments too!

Due to COVID-19, we understand people may prefer to utilize our services from their homes. We also understand that many people do not have access to pelvic floor physical therapy and we are here to help! The Pelvic Health and Rehabilitation Center is a multi-city company of highly trained and specialized pelvic floor physical therapists committed to helping people optimize their pelvic health and eliminate pelvic pain and dysfunction. We are here for you and ready to help, whether it is in-person or online. 

Virtual sessions are available with PHRC pelvic floor physical therapists via our video platform, Zoom, or via phone. For more information and to schedule, please visit our digital healthcare page.

In addition to virtual consultation with our physical therapists, we also offer integrative health services with Jandra Mueller, DPT, MS. Jandra is a pelvic floor physical therapist who also has her Master’s degree in Integrative Health and Nutrition. She offers services such as hormone testing via the DUTCH test, comprehensive stool testing for gastrointestinal health concerns, and integrative health coaching and meal planning. For more information about her services and to schedule, please visit our Integrative Health website page

PHRC is also offering individualized movement sessions, hosted by Karah Charette, DPT. Karah is a pelvic floor physical therapist at the Berkeley and San Francisco locations. She is certified in classical mat and reformer Pilates, as well as a registered 200 hour Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga teacher. There are 30 min and 60 min sessions options where you can: (1) Consult on what type of Pilates or yoga class would be appropriate to participate in (2) Review ways to modify poses to fit your individual needs and (3) Create a synthesis of your home exercise program into a movement flow. To schedule a 1-on-1 appointment call us at (510) 922-9836

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