womens health Articles
Female Pelvic Pain Explained: Megan’s Success Story
Thursday, January 14th, 2016 by Stephanie Prendergast and Liz Rummer
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By Stephanie Prendergast The Pelvic Health and Rehabilitation Center is excited to announce that Pelvic Pain Explained was released on January 13th In honor of the book and the New Year, we are sharing stories from our patients that were kind enough to be interviewed for this boo... Read more
Male Pelvic Pain Explained: Tommy’s Success Story
Wednesday, January 6th, 2016 by Stephanie Prendergast and Liz Rummer
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Happy New Year everyone We are excited to announce that Liz and Stephanies book, Pelvic Pain Explained, is on sale here If you are on the road to recovery from pelvic pain, or know someone who is, you need to read Pelvic Pain Explained. We wrote this book to help people with pelv... Read more
Coached Pushing vs. Maternal Pushing
Thursday, December 17th, 2015 by Stephanie Prendergast and Liz Rummer
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By Malinda Wright Last winter a patient of mine, who well call Sarah, shared her birth story with me. She was in the hospital laboring with her first child and everything was progressing as planned. Sarah started to develop strong urges to push and instinctively started to bear-d... Read more
The Role of Emotions in Relieving Pelvic Pain
Thursday, December 10th, 2015 by Stephanie Prendergast and Liz Rummer
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This week guest blogger Lorraine Faehndrich talks about the role emotional awareness plays in the healing process. Heres what she has to say ByLorraine Faehndrich Persistent pelvic pain can, and often does, have an emotional component. The pelvis is a part of the body that for ma... Read more
Why Get PT 1st? Here are the facts
Friday, December 4th, 2015 by Stephanie Prendergast and Liz Rummer
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By Stephanie Prendergast Vaginal pain. Burning with urination. Post-ejaculatory pain. Constipation. Genital pain following bowel movements. Pelvic pain that prevents sitting, exercising, wearing pants and having pleasurable intercourse. When a person develops these symptoms, phys... Read more
Get the DL on L&D: What you really need to know about Labor and Delivery
Thursday, November 19th, 2015 by Stephanie Prendergast and Liz Rummer
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Why dont you try squeezing something the size of a watermelon out of an opening the size of a lemon and see how hot YOU look Look Whos Talking By Melinda Fontaine Back By Popular Demand Here is the sequel to my 8 Pregnancy Tips. This is what a Pelvic PTMom wants you to know about... Read more
It’s National Bladder Health Week!
Thursday, November 12th, 2015 by Stephanie Prendergast and Liz Rummer
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By Allison Romero Its National Bladder Health Week and we want to dedicate this blog post to our favorite and only urine collecting organ The bladder is a vessel that sits on the pelvic floor and its primary function is to collect and hold our urine. It is made out of a hollow mu... Read more
Taking a Closer Look at IPPS 2015
Saturday, November 7th, 2015 by Stephanie Prendergast and Liz Rummer
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By Gabriella Chavarin As you may have noticed, IPPS is a pretty big deal around here. Every year, our PHRC physical therapists attend the International Pelvic Pain Societys annual scientific conference. Additionally, Stephanie Prendergast has been on the IPPS Board of Directors s... Read more
Pudendal Neuralgia Series 1: Interdisciplinary Conversations from IPPS 2015
Friday, October 30th, 2015 by Stephanie Prendergast and Liz Rummer
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By Stephanie Prendergast Pudendal Neuralgia seems to be a diagnosis that is more polarized and controversial than other pelvic pain diagnoses. Why Over a series of posts we will look at the evolution of this diagnosis, and why we need the perspective of a pelvic floor physical th... Read more
A Second Look at Pudendal Neuralgia.
Thursday, October 22nd, 2015 by Stephanie Prendergast and Liz Rummer
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By Stephanie Prendergast I treated my first patient with Pudendal Neuralgia in 2002. As a young, excitable pelvic floor physical therapist, I was on a mission to help people suffering from pelvic pain and thought it would be just like what they said in PT school stretch, strength... Read more
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