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How Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy Can Serve the Transgender/Gender Non-conforming Population: Part 2

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By: Elizabeth Akincilar Last week, Shannon Pacella, DPT, taught us how physical therapy can benefit transgender individuals prior to gender affirming surgery and for those who choose not to undergo gender affirming surgery. You can read her blog here. This week, I present Part two, where I will explain why physical therapy for transgender individuals after gender affirming surgery should …

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The Pelvic Health and Rehabilitation Center Turns 12!

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  By: Stephanie Prendergast   On July 17th, 2006,  Liz and Stephanie opened the doors to the Pelvic Health and Rehabilitation Center in San Francisco. Their mission was to improve the quality of life of their patients and to contribute to the dynamic growth of their employees and students.  They aspired to educate the community and medical professionals about pelvic …

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What is Red Cord Physical Therapy?

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  By Sarah Court, PT, DPT, e-RYT   Traditionally, the thinking around how to approach low back and pelvic girdle pain has had a singular approach: find the ‘tight’ muscle and stretch it, and then find the ‘weak’ muscle and make it stronger.   While it’s true that muscular tone imbalances can and do create the kind of postural disequilibrium …

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PHRC Pelvic Health Career Opportunity!

In Female Pelvic Pain, Male Pelvic Pain by Stephanie Prendergast2 Comments

By: Stephanie Prendergast   Physical Therapist Wanted for PHRC Los Angeles!   Do you want to become a leader in the field of pelvic floor physical therapy? Do you enjoy working with this patient population but are having a hard time finding mentorship? Do you want a collaborative supportive work environment vs  being ‘alone on an island’? If so, PHRC …

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A Second Look at Pudendal Neuralgia.

In Female Interstitial Cystitis / Painful Bladder Syndrome, Male Pudendal Neuralgia, Post-Surgical Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation by Stephanie Prendergast37 Comments

  By Stephanie Prendergast I treated my first patient with Pudendal Neuralgia in 2002. As a young, excitable pelvic floor physical therapist, I was on a mission to help people suffering from pelvic pain and thought it would be just like what they said in PT school: stretch, strengthen, achieve goals, discharge. So when my patient began treatment for PN, …

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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 …