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 give folks some basic information about pelvic pain syndromes. However, with the relaunch, we’ve given the blog a serious makeover, both design-wise and content-wise.
Beginning with today’s post “What is a Good Pelvic Pain PT Session Like,” and going forward, we’ll be taking a much more in depth look at the current state of pelvic pain treatment. Where it is, where it’s going, and where it needs to go.
We are excited to share our knowledge and experience with you through our weekly posts, some of which will be direct answers to your questions (please check out the Q&A feature on the blog!). But we’re equally excited to learn from you! Yours will be an important voice on the blog. Our hope is that this blog quickly evolves into a place where there is a real conversation about the realities—the frustrations, the triumphs, and everything in between—of pelvic pain treatment.
If you’ve found your way to our blog then you are more than likely very much aware that right now in the medical community there is a startling lack of knowledge in the area of pelvic pain treatment. To be sure, there are some great PTs and physicians treating pelvic pain, but there are also many who are not using the most up-to-date treatment methods or who simply have no idea how to properly treat this patient population.
An important part of our clinic’s mission has always been to help remedy this situation. For years, we’ve traveled around the United States (and the world really) working to educate other PTs in the pelvic pain rehabilitation methods that we use at our clinic, the Pelvic Health and Rehabilitation Center (PHRC). That’s because we know that the methods we use (which are explained in detail in today’s post) get our patients better.
Our hope is that this new and improved blog will, in part, be another tool for us to help inform and educate not only patients with pelvic pain syndromes but also the PTs and doctors who treat them.
But, as I said earlier, we want this blog to be a two-way street. So please, leave comments, ask questions, and submit guest posts. We want to hear from you about what your experiences have been on your treatment journey. The reality is that we have so much to learn from each other.
Before I sign off, I’d like to give you a quick update on all of the really cool things we’ve been up to at PHRC—it’s been a super-busy time for us!
Last week, we opened our third location in the Silicon Valley/Los Gatos area. Already we’re getting daily new patient calls for the Los Gatos Clinic. The opening of the new clinic comes on the one-year anniversary of the opening of our second clinic, in Oakland. Our flagship clinic, in San Francisco, continues to thrive as we come up on its sixth anniversary! That brings me to a great new addition we’ve added to the San Francisco location, Allison Palandrani, DPT.
Also, Steph and I have been traveling quite a bit teaching our PT class, “De-Mystifying Pudendal Neuralgia: A Physical Therapist’s Approach.” In the past few months we’ve been to Los Angeles and Pittsburgh. Upcoming classes will be held in Denver, Colorado, on Sept. 15th-16th and in Jacksonville, Florida, Nov. 3rd-4th (click here for more info).
And, Steph, who is slated to become the very first president from the PT community for the International Pelvic Pain Society, has been busy with her current duties as the organization’s vice president and program chair.
Plus, we’re busy in the community this summer where we’ll be offering complementary workshops at the Sports Basement in San Francisco and Walnut Creek, and at the Good Vibrations in San Francisco.
It’s been a busy time, but one of the things we’re the most excited about is this blog. We’re looking forward to getting the conversation started. So please tune into new posts each week, and leave your questions and comments, We can’t wait to hear from you.