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The Role of Emotions in Relieving Pelvic Pain

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

  This week guest blogger Lorraine Faehndrich talks about the role emotional awareness plays in the healing process. Here’s what she has to say: By Lorraine Faehndrich Persistent pelvic pain can, and often does, have an emotional component.  The pelvis is a part of the body that for many reasons tends to hold emotion, and when that emotional component is addressed …

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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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Pelvic Floor-Friendly Exercise, Diet Advice for the New Year

In Female Pelvic Pain, Male Pelvic Pain by Stephanie Prendergast14 Comments

Like so many of you, my new year’s resolutions include exercising more and eating healthy. As I embarked on my plan for doing both, I got to wondering where my pelvic floor health fell into the mix. “Shouldn’t my exercise plan take my pelvic floor issues into consideration?” I wondered. I certainly didn’t want to start a fitness routine that would …

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Five Steps to Overcoming Anxiety Around Intercourse

In Female Pelvic Pain, Male Pelvic Pain by Stephanie Prendergast6 Comments

By Guest Blogger: Lorraine Faehndrich “How will I ever be able to have intercourse?” If you’ve struggled with pelvic pain it’s likely that this question is very familiar to you. (Unless of course you’ve been pushing all thoughts of sex and intimacy out of your mind since your symptoms began.) The idea of intercourse or any type of penetration may …

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When should Men do Kegels?

In Male Pelvic Pain by Stephanie Prendergast12 Comments

By Stephanie Prendergast When should men do Kegels? As pelvic floor PTs who treat men, this is a question we often address in our clinics. Recently, the question of men and Kegels has hit the mainstream with both the New York Times  and Dr. Oz tackling the topic, among others. So I thought it a perfect time to address the …

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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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Our Fave Products for the Pelvic Floor Rehab Toolkit

In Uncategorized by Stephanie Prendergast14 Comments

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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Can Yoga help my Pelvic Pain?

In Female Pelvic Pain, Male Pelvic Pain, Uncategorized by Elizabeth Akincilar-Rummer12 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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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

In Uncategorized by Elizabeth Akincilar-Rummer2 Comments

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 …