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Off the Press! The Pink Pill and Other News

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By Stephanie Prendergast It has been an eventful few weeks in pelvic health news! We’ve summarized the top stories and included our commentary. “Pelvic pain may be common among reproductive-age women, NIH study finds.” From the National Institute of Health Article summary: Pain reports were highest for women with endometriosis, however ⅓ of those without any pelvic condition also reported …

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Our FAVE Pelvic Health Resources, Products!

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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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Roundup: What Top Pelvic Health Bloggers are Talking About

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A controversial new Kegel product; the benefits of “going commando”; a review of male pelvic pain; and controversy surrounding epidurals: these are among the blog posts that some of our favorite pelvic health bloggers have posted in the past few months. In this blog we offer a roundup of these and other noteworthy posts for your reading pleasure. KGoal: What’s …

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PHRC LA Now Open!

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On May 5th, PHRC opened a new clinic location on the West Side of Los Angeles, and we couldn’t be more excited. The clinic is located in the heart of West LA at 11500 Olympic Blvd, Suite 440, in between Sawtelle Blvd. and Barrington Ave. Stephanie will be spearheading the LA clinic and is already feeling at home in LA. …

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Roundup: What Top Pelvic Health Bloggers are Talking About

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A challenge to Depend Incontinence Products; the truth about the effectiveness of AZO Yeast as a therapy for yeast infections; orgasm facts; and spring fashion choices for IC patients: these are among the blog posts that some of our favorite pelvic health bloggers have posted in the past few months. In this blog we offer a roundup of these and …

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Our Favorite Pelvic Pain Resources

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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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Our Fave Products for the Pelvic Floor Rehab Toolkit

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In this week’s post, we’re going to share the list of products that we frequently recommend to patients. Important Disclaimer: we DO NOT have any financial relationships with any of these vendors! And we DO NOT receive any compensation for our product recommendations! They’re simply tools we have found to be effective in pelvic floor rehab. The go Commandos Patch… …

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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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PT TV: Liz Talks Pain and the Brain, Kegels and a Multidisciplinary Approach {VIDEO}

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PHRC’s approach to treating pelvic pain. Exciting new treatment methods for overcoming central sensitization. And why kegels are no good for a tight pelvic floor. These are among the topics Liz weighs in on during an interview with PT TV, a series of video chats produced by Therapydia.com. In the segment titled “Treating Chronic Pelvic Pain,” Liz chatted with Park …

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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 Rummer151 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 …

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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 to …