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Hunting for hernias…are they a common cause of pelvic pain in men?

In Male Pelvic Pain by Elizabeth Akincilar1 Comment

By: Elizabeth Akincilar, PHRC Cofounder Explaining to someone who has never heard of pelvic floor physical therapy what type of physical therapy I practice is always an interesting conversation. People usually assume certain things about my practice. Most assume I primarily treat older women with “bladder issues” and new moms. People are always surprised to find out that almost 50% …

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Abdominal Wall and Hernia Pain

In Pelvic Pain by Elizabeth Akincilar4 Comments

By: Elizabeth Akincilar, PHRC Cofounder   For some of you reading this, October conjures images of autumn leaves, Halloween, and pumpkin spiced…everything. For me, there’s one additional thing that I associate with October. The Annual International Pelvic Pain Society Scientific Meeting. Every October, for the past 13 years, I’ve attended and participated in this meeting. This year, I was pleased …

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Male Pelvic Pain Explained: Steve’s Success Story

In Male Pelvic Pain, Stress Urinary Incontinence by Elizabeth Akincilar8 Comments

By Elizabeth Akincilar-Rummer I am happy to say that in March we celebrated our one year anniversary in our Boston area office!! In February 2016 we were excited to welcome our new staff, Melissa Hines, DPT, staff physical therapist and Erika Toronto, Administrative Assistant. It has been a crazy year, but I’ve truly enjoyed getting to know new colleagues and …

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Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections: the proverbial ring of fire

In Female Pelvic Pain by Stephanie Prendergast9 Comments

Urinary tract infections (UTI) are considered to be the most common bacterial infection in humans, costing the US health care system about $1.6 billion dollars per year.  These infections plague millions of people at some point or another throughout the lifetime. In fact, some research suggests that a female’s lifetime risk of getting one is as high as 1 in …