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Pelvic Pain PT: The Role of Connective Tissue Manipulation

In Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy by Stephanie Prendergast39 Comments

By Stephanie Prendergast, PHRC West Los Angeles You say “skin rolling.” I say “connective tissue manipulation.” Tomato…tomahto; semantics aside, let’s talk about what it is and what it has to do with pelvic pain. “Skin rolling” or “connective tissue manipulation” as I’ll be referring to it throughout this post, is a major component of our pelvic pain treatment technique here …

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How Pelvic Floor PT helps Endometriosis

In Endometriosis by pelv_admin16 Comments

Endometriosis is a common contributing factor to pelvic pain. Just to give you an idea of its prevalence: in laparoscopic procedures done to uncover possible causes of pelvic pain, endometriosis was found 80% of the time. The good news is that endo-related pelvic pain can be successfully treated with the proper pelvic floor PT! But, I’m getting ahead of myself. …

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Q&A: Post-Op Pelvic Pain, Kegels for Erectile Dysfunction, Scar Tissue and More

In Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy by Stephanie Prendergast and Elizabeth RummerLeave a Comment

As the blog grows, we continue to get important questions from our readers. In this blog post, we’re going to tackle a handful of the recent questions that have come our way. If you have a question of your own, please take the opportunity to post it in the “comments” section of this blog. Pelvic Floor Relaxation: Beyond the Drop …

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Pelvic Pain: The Role of Scar Tissue

In Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy by Melinda Fontaine478 Comments

Scar tissue is a common contributing factor to pelvic pain. The good news is: it’s an issue that’s highly treatable with PT. In this blog, I plan to give you the rundown of how scar tissue can impair the pelvic floor as well as how PT and self-treatment can successfully treat these impairments. Before we get into what scar tissue …