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Our FAVE Pelvic Health Resources, Products!

In Female Pelvic Pain, Male Pelvic Pain by Stephanie Prendergast8 Comments

By Gabriella Chavarin Our FAVE Pelvic Health Resources, Products! It’s that time of year when we all make “New Year’s resolutions.” If you’re anything like us, you’ve probably resolved to sleep longer, be more active, and eat healthier. But what about your pelvic health? One of the questions I’m asked most often at PHRC is: “Do you have any recommendations …

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Can Essential Oils Help my Pelvic Pain?

In Female Pelvic Pain by Stephanie Prendergast8 Comments

By Guest Blogger: Liz Palmer Pelvic floor discomfort is literally a pain in the ass. The journey from disease to health can be long and frustrating, especially in a culture where doctors shrug their shoulders at pelvic pain. Taking advantage of holistic modalities can make the pilgrimage to health a less arduous one. One such method is essential oils—highly concentrated …

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Our Favorite Pelvic Pain Resources

In Female Pelvic Pain, Male Pelvic Pain, Uncategorized by Stephanie Prendergast3 Comments

In this week’s blog we’re offering a list of our all-time favorite resources for our pelvic pain patients: Brand New IPPS Blog and Website At the beginning of the year the International Pelvic Pain Society (IPPS) launched a completely revamped website. The goal of the site is to be a one-stop-shop for both patients and providers looking for information about …

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Pelvic Pain PT: The Role of Connective Tissue Manipulation

In Female Pelvic Pain, Male Pelvic Pain by Stephanie Prendergast39 Comments

By Stephanie Prendergast, PHRC West Los Angeles You say “skin rolling.” I say “connective tissue manipulation.” Tomato…tomahto; semantics aside, let’s talk about what it is and what it has to do with pelvic pain. “Skin rolling” or “connective tissue manipulation” as I’ll be referring to it throughout this post, is a major component of our pelvic pain treatment technique here …

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Can Yoga help my Pelvic Pain?

In Female Pelvic Pain, Male Pelvic Pain, Uncategorized by Elizabeth Akincilar12 Comments

Is there a role for yoga in pelvic pain healing? “Absolutely!” says Dustienne Miller, a Northern California-based pelvic floor PT who also happens to be a certified yoga instructor. I sat down with Dustienne to learn more about exactly how yoga and pelvic pain rehab go together, and in today’s post I’m going to share what I’ve uncovered. How Yoga …

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Q&A: Kegel Confusion, Penile Pain, Pregnancy after PN, and More

In Female Pelvic Pain, Male Pelvic Pain, Pregnancy and Postpartum Pelvic Health by Stephanie and Liz Prendergast and Rummer11 Comments

In today’s Q&A post, we tackle some important pelvic floor issues, including whether Kegels are appropriate to do in preparation for childbirth; penile pain, and pregnancy after PN. Should I do Kegels to Prep for Childbirth? Dear Marcy, I’m 23 weeks pregnant and have been told that Kegels are absolutely beneficial. Plus, I read on Web MD that “Kegel exercises …

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Follow PHRC on Facebook

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One of our priorities is to stay on top of pelvic pain-related news and research and just general goings on in the pelvic pain arena, like this important research about delivery for women with per-existing pelvic pain! Facebook is becoming a vital tool for us to share/discuss this info with you. So if you haven’t already, please “like” our Facebook …

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What is a “Good” Pelvic Pain PT Session Like?

In Female Pelvic Pain, Male Pelvic Pain by Stephanie and Liz Prendergast and Rummer156 Comments

Recently we received a question from a reader asking us to describe what a “typical good pelvic floor physical therapy session” is like. It’s a question I’m sure every pelvic pain patient prescribed PT has thought about. Currently, there is no standard of care for pelvic pain PT. So unfortunately, patients get PT ranging from good to mediocre to inadequate …

Welcome to our Revamped Blog

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  Dear Readers, Steph and I are excited to welcome you to the relaunch of our blog! I’m writing this welcome letter because Steph is in China lecturing about pelvic pain. (Steph can’t wait to write about her adventures overseas in upcoming posts!) When we first launched the blog about a year ago, it was just a place for us …