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A Case of Pelvic Pain and Sexual Dysfunction- Clyde’s Success Story

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By Morgan Conner, DPT   Clyde’s symptoms started about one year before he first came to physical therapy. They started suddenly after he forced an orgasm by squeezing his pelvic floor while enjoying morning sex. Later that day he started feeling pins and needles in his prostate, pain at the tip of the penis, and burning with urination. When the …

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Integrative Health and Nutrition: Michaels’ Success Story

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By Jandra Mueller, DPT, MS, PHRC Encinitas   Here is the story of a 21 year old male with many GI complaints and pelvic pain, who eagerly wanted to get back to normalcy and achieved that, although still ongoing, through the services offered at PHRC. We will refer to him as “Michael” so that his identity remains anonymous.    Michael …

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New Perspectives on Endo: Gut-Immune Link & IG Live w/ Dr. Orbuch

In Endometriosis, Female Pelvic Pain, Integrative Health and Nutrition, Pain, pelvic floor physical therapy, Pelvic Health, Pelvic Pain by Jandra MuellerLeave a Comment

By Jandra Mueller, DPT, MS, PHRC Encinitas   March is Endometriosis Awareness Month, AND National Nutrition Month – what a great time to talk about how optimal gut health and nutrition impacts endometriosis. Optimal gut health and nutrition play a crucial role in one’s endometriosis journey because having a healthy gut means improving our mental health, optimizing our immune system, …

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How Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy Helps Male Pelvic Pain

In Male Pelvic Pain, Pain, Pelvic Floor Dysfunction, pelvic floor physical therapy by Tiffany Yuen2 Comments

By Tiffany Yuen, DPT, PHRC Los Gatos   Did you know…   Chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CPPS) has a worldwide prevalence between 2% and 16% and is the most common urologic disease in men below 50 years old (Smith et al., 2016)   Painful ejaculation has a prevalence  between 1% and 10% in the general population, but this may increase …

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Vestibulodynia Explained with Follow Up Q&A

In Female Pelvic Pain, Pain, pelvic floor physical therapy, Pelvic Health, Vestibulodynia/Vulvodynia by Stephanie PrendergastLeave a Comment

By Stephanie Prendergast, MPT, Cofounder, PHRC Los Angeles Do you know the difference between vulvodynia & vestibulodynia? Vulvodynia simply means pain in the vulva, which includes the clitoris, labia, mons pubis, perineum, hymen, and vestibule.  Tune into our IG Live about Vestibulodynia with special guest, Doctor Irwin Goldstein at 5:30PM PST, 2/18/2021. Vestibulodynia is pain in the vestibule, a more …

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A bike accident caused vulvar pain. Ally recovered, check out her Success Story!

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By Kim Buonomo, DPT, PHRC Lexington   Ally is a lovely 64 year old woman that I’ve been working with at PHRC Lexington since April 2019. During the course of her treatment, she read my previous success story and told me how it inspired her and that she believed she would find the same success some day. I’m so happy …

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Pelvic Pain Through the Lens of Curiosity: What Can You Learn?

In Female Pelvic Pain, Male Pelvic Pain, Pain, pelvic floor yoga and pilates, Pelvic Pain by Karah CharetteLeave a Comment

By Karah Charette, DPT, PHRC San Francisco & Berkeley Pain might be one of the most pesky forms of mindfulness. When you are in pain, it is usually all you can think about. It draws you into the present moment whether you want to be or not. In this moment, there also often comes the fear that you have no …

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Time to Talk About Healing, It’s a Process

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Earlier this month I had my wisdom teeth removed. Last thing I remember was talking about elephants in Thailand, and next thing I know I wake up looking like a chipmunk that got in a bar fight (and lost). After a few days, I couldn’t understand why I still felt bad. This was a “simple” procedure and all the pictures …

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Center for Disease Control Opioid Guidelines: notes from #IPPS2018

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By: Kim Buonomo, PT, DPT, PHRC Lexington   At the International Pelvic Pain Society’s annual meeting I had the great opportunity to listen to two presenters discuss the role of medications in managing pelvic pain. In this blog, I’ll be talking about Dr. Stephen Ziegler PhD, JD from Purdue University’s lecture regarding the opioid epidemic and ways that we can …