womens health Articles
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
Pelvic Messenger: Blog Radio Show Tackles Pelvic Pain
Friday, June 13th, 2014 by Stephanie Prendergast and Liz Rummer
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In todays blog post we wanted to turn the spotlight on The Pelvic Messenger, a blog talk radio show that for the past few years has been tackling many of the tough issues surrounding pelvic pain. The bimonthly show is devoted to improving patient and healthcare providers knowledg... Read more
Vulvovaginal Disease Update 2014: Must-read Nuggets
Thursday, June 5th, 2014 by Stephanie Prendergast and Liz Rummer
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Last month three of our PTs, Allison, Malinda, and Stacey attended the Vulvovaginal Disease Update 2014. Vulvar dermatoses affects millions in the United States often greatly interfering with a womans quality of life. And as pelvic floor PTs, its certainly an issue that can overl... Read more
What if you Can’t Find a Pelvic Floor PT?
Saturday, May 31st, 2014 by Stephanie Prendergast and Liz Rummer
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In this weeks post, blog contributor and fellow pelvic floor PT, Sara Sauder, who practicesin Austin, Texas at Sullivan Physical Therapy, provides us with an honest, thoughtful answer to this all-too-common dilemma. Take it away Sara If youre lucky enough to find a pelvic floor p... Read more
Women's Health: What Healthcare Changes Mean for You
Tuesday, May 27th, 2014 by eHealthGuide
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When the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also known as “Obamacare,” was passed back in 2010, there was a lot of controversy about the women’s health provisions in the bill – specifically the birth control provisions. In fact, the controversy over the birth c... Read more
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