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What is Vulvodynia? The International Consensus Conference on Vulvodynia Nomenclature

In Female Pelvic Pain, Vulvodynia by Stephanie Prendergast19 Comments

By Stephanie Prendergast What is Vulvodynia? Is it a symptom, a disease, or a syndrome? What does the term ‘Vuvlodynia’ mean to people with vulvar pain, pelvic pain specialists, medical professionals, and the community in general? In a previous blog post I wrote about how in the pelvic pain world, diagnosis does not dictate treatment. Many pelvic pain diagnoses simply describe the …

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Calling all PTs: Sign up Now for our Pudendal Neuralgia Class!

In Female Pudendal Neuralgia, Male Pudendal Neuralgia, Uncategorized by Stephanie Prendergast4 Comments

We’re excited to teach our next course in Las Vegas on Sept. 20th-21st. The course is selling out fast, but there are a few more slots left! To sign up for the course, contact Jenni Dille at jenni@pelvicpainrehab.com. For several years, we have had the pleasure of teaching one of the premiere pelvic floor PT courses. We began teaching the …

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IPPS Conference: Must-read Nuggets from Friday’s Session

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During its nearly 20-year existence the IPPS has been a major driver of the progress made in the treatment of chronic pelvic pain. And what makes the Annual Meeting of the organization so exciting is that it provides an opportunity for our community of providers to take stock, to determine where we are and where we still need to go …

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October’s IPPS Conference Kicked off Today!

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ORLANDO, The 21st Annual International Pelvic Pain Society Conference kicked off today in Orlando, Florida at the Peabody hotel with the popular Basics Course. Topics covered at this year’s Basics Course include: “Evaluation and Treatment of Musculoskeletal Causes of CPP,” “Diagnosis and Treatment of Endometriosis and Other Utero-Ovarian Causes of CPP,” and “Psychological Aspects of Living with CC,” among many …

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Why October’s IPPS Conference is going to be Awesome

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As the end of August wraps up, and I start to feel that subtle change in the air that precedes fall, I can’t help feeling excited about the approaching 21st Annual International Pelvic Pain Society Conference in Orlando, Florida. And because it’s been so much on my mind lately, I thought I’d dedicate this week’s blog post to filling you …

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2012 IPPS Annual Fall Meeting Kicks Off

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CHICAGO – Today officially kicked off the 2012 Annual Meeting of the International Pelvic Pain Society (IPPS). The conference is being held at the historic Palmer House Hilton in Chicago. The IPPS is an organization I’ve been proud to be a member of during my career treating pelvic pain. This year I had the privilege of serving as the scientific …