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A Second Look at Pudendal Neuralgia.

In Surgery Prehab/Posthab by Stephanie Prendergast39 Comments

By Stephanie Prendergast, PHRC Cofounder I treated my first patient with Pudendal Neuralgia in 2002. As a young, excitable pelvic floor physical therapist, I was on a mission to help people suffering from pelvic pain and thought it would be just like what they said in PT school: stretch, strengthen, achieve goals, discharge. So when my patient began treatment for …

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New Classification System for Persistent Vulvar Pain

In Female Pelvic Pain by Stephanie Prendergast2 Comments

            By Stephanie Prendergast   In a previous blog post  I described my experience while participating in an International Nomenclature Consensus Conference. As you may recall, the motivation for a consensus meeting originated  because there was “an unmet medical need for a comprehensive, evidence-based set of vulvovaginal pain diagnoses that can be easily utilized by …

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Pelvic Pain Explained: A Sneak Peak!

In Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy by Stephanie Prendergast9 Comments

    Earlier this year Liz and I completed our manuscript for our book, Pelvic Pain Explained. Writing it was a challenging process, to say the least. We are hopeful that this book will raise awareness about and help to demystify pelvic pain. By sharing our combined clinical experience we want to help people with pelvic pain and their providers …

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Pudendal Neuralgia Media Wrecking Ball: Why words matter

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By Stephanie Prendergast, PHRC Cofounder Most people dealing with the symptoms of Pudendal Neuralgia (PN) will tell you reading about PN, mostly online, can be traumatizing. “Chronic” conditions often translate to gloomy situations for both patients and providers. In recent years, the knowledge of pain science and PN has advanced tremendously. In the medical community there is overwhelming evidence to …

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Pelvic Messenger: Blog Radio Show Tackles Pelvic Pain

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In today’s blog post we wanted to turn the spotlight on The Pelvic Messenger, a blog talk radio show that for the past few years has been tackling many of the tough issues surrounding pelvic pain. The bimonthly show is devoted to improving patient and healthcare providers’ knowledge of pelvic pain. The Pelvic Messenger was founded by Elisabeth Oas, a …

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Follow PHRC on Facebook

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One of our priorities is to stay on top of pelvic pain-related news and research and just general goings on in the pelvic pain arena, like this important research about delivery for women with per-existing pelvic pain! Facebook is becoming a vital tool for us to share/discuss this info with you. So if you haven’t already, please “like” our Facebook …

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Top 5 Blog Posts of 2012!

In Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy by Stephanie Prendergast and Elizabeth Rummer8 Comments

With 2012 coming to a close, we thought it would be a great opportunity to take a step back and showcase the top five blogs of the year. We thought it might give all those interested in pelvic pain a sense of what topics folks want information about. And for our new readers, our hope is it will give you …

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PT TV: Liz Talks Pain and the Brain, Kegels and a Multidisciplinary Approach {VIDEO}

In Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy by Elizabeth Akincilar3 Comments

PHRC’s approach to treating pelvic pain. Exciting new treatment methods for overcoming central sensitization. And why kegels are no good for a tight pelvic floor. These are among the topics Liz weighs in on during an interview with PT TV, a series of video chats produced by In the segment titled “Treating Chronic Pelvic Pain,” Liz chatted with Park …