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How Hypnotherapy Helped My Pelvic Pain

In Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy by Stephanie Prendergast2 Comments

By Guest Blogger: Liz Palmer For those of us who suffer from pelvic pain, it can be an impossibly frustrating journey. First, it can take years to seek help. Let’s be honest, it’s incredibly awkward to tell your doctor that your vagina hurts so bad you cry during sex, or that you can’t maintain an erection because of the searing …

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Can Yoga help my Pelvic Pain?

In Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy by Elizabeth Akincilar12 Comments

Is there a role for yoga in pelvic pain healing? “Absolutely!” says Dustienne Miller, a Northern California-based pelvic floor PT who also happens to be a certified yoga instructor. I sat down with Dustienne to learn more about exactly how yoga and pelvic pain rehab go together, and in today’s post I’m going to share what I’ve uncovered. How Yoga …

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How to Eat to Manage your Pelvic Pain

In Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy by Melinda Fontaine7 Comments

Can we eat to relieve our pain? Actually, the answer is a resounding “Yes!” More and more research is finding a connection between what we eat and how our bodies experience pain. That’s why I was so thrilled to attend a lecture on how nutrition can help us manage our pain at the IPPS Conference in Chicago last month. The …

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How Hypnotherapy can help your Pelvic Pain

In Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy by Melinda Fontaine9 Comments

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 …