May is Pelvic Pain Awareness Month and at PHRC we want to do our part to help people better understand pelvic pain syndromes and more importantly, help people suffering with these diagnoses get the help they need to recover. Since knowledge is power, we created 5 videos and blog posts that we hope people find useful. This week, in our second week of the Pelvic Pain Explained Webinar series, I had the honor of talking about a topic I feel passionately about: vulvodynia. The diagnosis of vulvodynia can be confusing, scary, and overwhelming. Hopefully the information in my webinar and in this blog posts will help people better understand how their symptoms happened and arm them with the tools they need to get better.
In case you missed it, here is a link to our Vulvodynia Webinar.
Listen to one woman’s journey with vulvodynia and finding the solution including an interview with our colleagues, Dr. Andrew Goldstein and Dr. Irwin Goldstein, here: Bodies, Sex Hurts
Check out PHRC’s cofounder Stephanie Prendergast’s interview on The Women’s Health Podcast: Vulvodynia, Vestibulodynia, and Vaginismus.
Check out a few of our blog posts highlighting Vulvodynia.
Patient Success Stories
Read how Diane beat vulvodynia here:
For more success stories, check out our book Pelvic Pain Explained!
Youtube Videos on Vulvodynia
How to find informed medical providers
Is there something we did not cover that you would like to know or hear about? Share your comments!
Are you unable to come see us in person? We offer virtual physical therapy appointments too!
Due to COVID-19, we understand people may prefer to utilize our services from their homes. We also understand that many people do not have access to pelvic floor physical therapy and we are here to help! The Pelvic Health and Rehabilitation Center is a multi-city company of highly trained and specialized pelvic floor physical therapists committed to helping people optimize their pelvic health and eliminate pelvic pain and dysfunction. We are here for you and ready to help, whether it is in-person or online.
Virtual sessions are available with PHRC pelvic floor physical therapists via our video platform, Zoom, or via phone. For more information and to schedule, please visit our digital healthcare page.
In addition to virtual consultation with our physical therapists, we also offer integrative health services with Jandra Mueller, DPT, MS. Jandra is a pelvic floor physical therapist who also has her Master’s degree in Integrative Health and Nutrition. She offers services such as hormone testing via the DUTCH test, comprehensive stool testing for gastrointestinal health concerns, and integrative health coaching and meal planning. For more information about her services and to schedule, please visit our Integrative Health website page.
PHRC is also offering individualized movement sessions, hosted by Karah Charette, DPT. Karah is a pelvic floor physical therapist at the Berkeley and San Francisco locations. She is certified in classical mat and reformer Pilates, as well as a registered 200 hour Ashtanga Vinyasa yoga teacher. There are 30 min and 60 min sessions options where you can: (1) Consult on what type of Pilates or yoga class would be appropriate to participate in (2) Review ways to modify poses to fit your individual needs and (3) Create a synthesis of your home exercise program into a movement flow. To schedule a 1-on-1 appointment call us at (510) 922-9836
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