Episode #21: Stephanie Prendergast, DPT, Pelvic Floor PT for Vulvodynia, Vaginismus & Vestibulodynia

Stephanie Prendergast
06/04/2018
In this episode Stephanie gives us an overview of what pelvic floor Physical Therapy is and what conditions it can help treat. We dive deep into the specific topics of Vaginismus, Vulvodynia and Vestibuloydnyia, discussing what these diagnosis are, what causes them, and different treatment methods...

Stephanie Prendergast is on Katie’s Crib Podcast!

Katie's Crib
06/04/2018
Many of us know Katie Lowes as Quinn Perkins on the popular TV show Scandal. Recently Katie became a mom and began her popular podcast, Katie's Crib, about motherhood. PHRC cofounder Stephanie Prendergast was interviewed for the show about postpartum pelvic floor physical therapy.

Radiant Life Design: Interview with Stephanie Prendergast

Stephanie Prendergast
09/28/2017
Stephanie Prendergast speaks to Lorraine Faehndrich and the participants of her mind/body course to heal pelvic pain. Mindfulness and pelvic floor physical therapy are two treatment strategies that compliment one another and help women recover from pelvic pain.

How to Rethink Intimacy When ‘Regular’ Sex Hurts

Breena Kerr
09/08/2017
When sex hurts, women often feel alone—but they’re not. About 30 percent of women report pain during vaginal intercourse, according to a 2015 study in the Journal of Sexual Medicine which surveyed a subsample of 1,738 women and men ages 18 and older online.

Can Your Vagina Actually Become “Depressed”? What the Science Really Says

Brooke Nelson
09/05/2017
Antidepressants can ease the condition known as vulvodynia. Hence the idea of a “depressed” vagina. Burning, stinging, and soreness—oh my! If the symptoms are prolonged (and you know that it’s not a sexually transmitted infection), you might be dealing with...

Pelvic Floor Health – Beyond the Kegels

Informed Pregnancy
08/28/2017
Stephanie talks to Dr. Berlin about pelvic health during pregnancy, delivery, and in the postpartum period. Women are under-informed about the role of the pelvic floor muscles during labor and delivery and their importance for urinary, bowel, and sexual functioning.

Painful Sex and Pelvic Pain Webinar

Irene Fehr
08/24/2017
Pain is your body's way of signaling that something is wrong. It's a cue to take a step back and figure out what's happening.Let's have a conversation about what might be causing the pain and design a path forward to reclaiming pleasure, intimacy and joy of sex.

EXPERT: How to Avoid Pain During Postpartum Sex

Dr. Rachel Gelman
08/07/2017
The moral of the story is that having a baby is tough. If you are struggling to get your groove back, are having pain with sex or are experiencing sexual dysfunction, just know that you are not alone and there are providers ready and waiting to help you.

Stop! Don’t Do Kegels

Sex with Dr. Jess
06/21/2017
This week, Jess is joined by Rachel Gelman, the Director of San Francisco’s Pelvic Health & Rehabilitation Centre. Rachel shares her unique insight on pelvic floor health, sexual pain and the fact that Kegels are overprescribed. Tune in to find out if you should be...

Proper Diagnosis and Treatment of Pelvic Pain, Part 1

Doctor Ronald Hoffman: Intelligent Medicine
05/24/2016
Stephanie Prendergast, author of "Pelvic Pain Explained: What Everyone Needs to Know," explains how pelvic floor dysfunction may underlie a wide variety of challenging conditions: prostatitis in men, vaginal pain in women (vulvadynia), and sexual, bowel and urinary problems (including interstitial cystitis) in both sexes.

Proper Diagnosis and Treatment of Pelvic Pain, Part 2

Dr. Ronald Hoffman: Intelligent Medicine
05/24/2016
Dr. Hoffman continues his conversation about pelvic floor dysfunction with Stephanie Prendergast, author of "Pelvic Pain Explained: What Everyone Needs to Know"

Pelvic Realness with Rachel Gelman

Go Head Mama
10/13/2017
Put down that jade egg, pause your compulsive kegaling, and listen up. Kate talks to Rachel Gelman, a pelvic physical therapist working in the San Francisco Bay Area. We get some practical advice and dig into why pelvic pain doesn't get attention in proportion to how many women it impacts.

Pelvic Pain, Hormones, Birth Control, & The Squatty Potty®

Genneve
09/27/2017
Pelvic pain during sex, pain from the pelvic region generally, incontinence, prolapse – these do NOT have to be your “new normal.” There are treatments out there to help you manage, even solve, many of the issues related to pelvic floor dysfunction.

Pelvic Messenger: Phys.Therapist- Stephanie Prendergast

The Pelvic Messenger
06/06/2011
The 2nd Show in the Physical Therapy Series for "The Pelvic Messenger" I am pleased to have Stephanie Predergast with us to talk about Pudendial Neuralgia and entrapment of the Pundendial nerve: aka PN/PNE. This is a condition that is often overlooked and can create a long list of painful issues within the pelvic region. Stephanie is a leading PT in the treatment of this condition. She teaches Internationally and has her own PT center in San Fransico.

The Pelvic Messenger: Dr. Micheal Hibner MD

The Pelvic Messenger
07/14/2011
Join us for a second time with Internationally known Stephanie Prendergast MPT and OBGYN Dr. Micheal Hibner of Phoenix Arizona. Dr. Hibner is one of only 5 surgeons performing a highly specialized surgery for pudendial nerve entrapment. We will be discussing this, as well as other topics.

Interdisciplinary Management of Pudendal Neuralgia

The Pelvic Messenger
11/06/2015
Please join Dr. Mark Conway, MD, FACOG, Dr. Sheldon Jordan, MD, FAAN and Stephanie Prendergast, MPT discuss information that they recently shared at the International Pelvic Pain Society (IPPS) 2015 Annual Conference in San Diego.

Radiant Life Design Interview

Lorraine Faehndrich
During this live interview and Q&A with Stephanie, she gives us an overview of how pelvic floor physical therapy can help relieve pelvic pain as well as how to find the right physical therapist and what to expect during your sessions.

Why Do I Pee When I Sneeze After Giving Birth? You’re Not Alone

Kelly Mullen-McWilliams
07/01/2017
Romper spoke with Stephanie Prendergast, MPT and co-founder of the Pelvic Health and Rehabilitation Center, who explains that though statistics vary, "roughly 50 to 80 percent of women experience postpartum urinary leakage."

Savage Lovecast: Episode 547 Season 23

Savage Lovecast
04/18/2017
On the Magnum, it's our first do-over! Dan realized he cocked up the answer to the woman who would lose bladder control when she gave blow jobs. This time, Dan brings in Dr. Rachel Gelman- an actual pelvic health specialist who knows what the hell she's talking about.

The Scary Truth About Childbirth

Kiera Butler
01/01/2017
Having a baby left you with a horrible, debilitating, embarrassing injury? You’re not alone.

Why every new mom needs physical therapy

Julie Revelant
04/17/2016
After she gave birth to her son, Valerie Orsoni knew what to expect: a prescription from her doctor for 12 sessions of physical therapy to rehabilitate her pelvic floor muscles.

Millions of Women Are Injured During Childbirth. Why Aren’t Doctors Diagnosing Them?

Laura Beil
07/18/2016
According to a recent spate of studies, a disturbing number of women quietly endure incontinence, painful sex, back aches, and crippling pelvic pain for years after giving birth because of undiagnosed and untreated childbirth injuries.

What Puts The Waddle In The Walk Of Moms-To-Be?

CAROLYN BEANS
07/05/2016
There is no fighting the pregnant waddle, but there's still more to learn. Researchers are studying how the altered gait affects women's lives.

Time to Treat Men Right

Elizabeth Rummer and Stephanie Prendergast
07/22/2013
Tony is one of those people who seem superhuman. In his early 30s, he’s lean and athletic. When he isn’t chasing after one of his three young children or helping to run the family business, he’s surfing, hunting, snowboarding, golfing, swimming, or playing basketball

Key Reasons We Can’t Ignore the Pelvic Floor

Whitney Hetzel
01/30/2013
Pelvic floor health is crucial. As a mother of nine and an exercise enthusiast, I realize that probably one of the most important things that I can do is to strengthen my pelvic floor muscles. For women especially, the pelvic floor should always be thought of as key to the core muscles. While it is far too under-emphasized, it has gained attention since our mothers were giving birth. For that we should be grateful!

Biz Journal – People on the Move

Stephanie Prendergast
02/12/2013
For the first time in its eighteen year history, the International Pelvic Pain Society has elected a physical therapist to serve as its president. San Francisco-based PT, Stephanie Prendergast, will serve as the organization’s president for the duration of 2013.

Pelvic Trust

Mark Cantrell
06/06/2011
When a patient presents with pain in the groin, a number of diagnoses may spring to mind. In women, it might be vulvodynia or interstitial cystitis. In men, prostatodynia, nonbacterial prostatitis or orchialgia might be suspected. In many cases, the actual cause is pudendal neuralgia, a condition that many patients suffer with for years because of its relative rarity.

Baby Boomers Drive Pelvic Health Rise

David Goll
04/20/2012
Pelvic health is emerging from the health care closet to become a prominent 21st-century medical specialty field. Like many health care trends today, its emergence is being led primarily by older women, including those at the leading edge of baby boom generation.

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At its heart, Pelvic Pain Explained is the story of how patients develop pelvic pain, the challenges patients and providers face throughout the diagnosis and treatment process, the difficult task of sifting through the different available treatment options, and the impact that an “invisible” condition has on a patient’s life and relationships, and much more.