womens health Articles
The Case of “Vestibulodynia”, Pain with Intercourse
Friday, September 5th, 2014 by Stephanie Prendergast and Liz Rummer
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By Casie Danenhauer Chief complaints Twenty-three-year old female reports primary complaint as pain with intercourse, but states pain with any vaginal penetration tampons, gynecological exams since first attempts. She reported up to 710 pain with intercourse. Functional limitatio... Read more
How Hypnotherapy Helped My Pelvic Pain
Friday, August 29th, 2014 by Stephanie Prendergast and Liz Rummer
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By Guest Blogger Liz Palmer For those of us who suffer from pelvic pain, it can be an impossibly frustrating journey. First, it can take years to seek help. Lets be honest, its incredibly awkward to tell your doctor that your vagina hurts so bad you cry during sex, or that you ca... Read more
When should Men do Kegels?
Friday, August 22nd, 2014 by Stephanie Prendergast and Liz Rummer
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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... Read more
How to Fix a Diastasis Recti
Saturday, August 16th, 2014 by Stephanie Prendergast and Liz Rummer
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By Malinda Wright Most women seem to accept that pregnancychildbirth changes their bodies. But, what many dont realize is that some of these changes can be fixed. One of those fixable changes includes a diastasis recti DR translation the separation of the abdominal muscles, which... Read more
How PT can help with Anal Cancer Treatment
Saturday, August 9th, 2014 by Stephanie Prendergast and Liz Rummer
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By Allison Palandrani At PHRC we treat a wide variety of patient populations. One population that were beginning to see more often is patients undergoing treatment for anal cancer. Recent researchhas shown that the incidence of anal cancer, which is linked to the human papillomav... Read more
Here’s what’s Wrong with the ‘kGoal’
Friday, August 1st, 2014 by Stephanie Prendergast and Liz Rummer
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By Stephanie Prendergast Theres a new Kegel aid poised to hit the market called the kGoal, and enthusiasts are touting it as the new FitBit for the vagina. But, while kGoal has been generating a ton of press,there are problems with the device and how its being marketed. Before I ... Read more
Calling all PTs: Sign up Now for our Pudendal Neuralgia Class!
Monday, July 21st, 2014 by Stephanie Prendergast and Liz Rummer
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Were excited to teach our next course in Las Vegas on Sept. 24th-25th. The course is selling out fast, but there are a few more slots left To sign up for the course, contact Jenni Dille at jennipelvicpainrehab.com. For several years, we have had the pleasure of teaching one of th... Read more
Roundup: What Top Pelvic Health Bloggers are Talking About
Saturday, July 12th, 2014 by Stephanie Prendergast and Liz Rummer
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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 round... Read more
Pelvic Pain and Sex: Not Great Bedfellows
Friday, June 27th, 2014 by Stephanie Prendergast and Liz Rummer
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Chronic pain can put a damper on anyones sex life no matter the location of the pain, but pelvic pain impacts a patients sex life on another level. The reason for this is that the pelvic floor plays a major role in sexual functioning. For instance, if you have vulvar burning or p... Read more
Do Oral Contraceptive Pills Cause Vulvodynia?
Friday, June 20th, 2014 by Stephanie Prendergast and Liz Rummer
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by Guest Bloggers Dr. Andrew T. Goldstein, Dr. Jill Krapf, Zoe Belkin The debate about the role of oral contraceptive pills OCPs in vulvodynia has been underway for almost two decades. More than a dozen different research articles have been written on the topic, both supporting a... Read more
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