Find a Pelvic Health Professional: Ultimate Directory

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On a regular basis, we receive numerous requests to find pelvic health professionals in all areas of the world. The pelvic health field has many specialized subsets; and it is important to find specialists who are trained in and understand how to evaluate and treat conditions such as pelvic pain, pelvic organ prolapse, diastasis recti, endometriosis, infertility, and so much more.

The types of professionals on these lists include pelvic physical therapists, physicians, nurses and more.

My advice to anyone who is seeking help from a pelvic health professional: still do your research and homework about each professional. Make sure the health professional has specific training and experience in the type of condition you have. For example, an OB/GYN who delivers babies daily may not have any experience or training in dealing with complex pelvic pain conditions. Also, someone on a professional list for pelvic pain may have attended a conference, but they don’t treat pelvic pain on a regular basis.

Please share any other resources or lists so we can expand this further. This is a community service to all! This resource will help explain more about Pelvic Physical Therapy.

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THE LIST

International Pelvic Pain Society – Worldwide Provider List This includes Physicians, Nurses, and Pelvic Physical Therapists

 

Section on Women’s Health PT Locator  United States. This is a list of Pelvic Physical Therapists who belong to the Section on Women’s Health of the American Physical Therapy Association in the U.S. The level of experience varies. Some of the therapists only treat women, while others treat men and women.

 

Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institutes Professional Directory. The United States and some International. Pelvic health education company and list of Pelvic Physical Therapists who have taken courses and submitted info.

 

The Interstitial Cystitis Association (Interstitial Cystitis and Painful Bladder Syndrome)  Healthcare providers who treat painful bladder syndrome/interstitial cystitis. When you register, you receive access. http://www.ichelp.org/support/healthcareproviderregistry/.Find Pelvic

 

Physiotherapists in Canada by Pelvic Health Solutions (click on Ontario picture or other provinces picture)

 

Pudendal Hope Site: Pelvic Pain and Pudendal Neuralgia Directory of Doctors International from pudendalhope.info (Patient advocates).

 

Pelvic Pain and Pudendal Neuralgia Directory of Pelvic Physical Therapists International from pudendalhope.info (patient advocates).

 

Pelvic Pain and Prostatitis Directory – International. Primarily Pelvic Physical Therapists and other manual therapists who submitted their information to this resource.

 

Coccyx Pain List of Doctors and Specialists – International. From the site owner: “Here are lists of surgeons, orthopedic specialists, manual therapists, and other practitioners who have been recommended by coccyx pain patients or who are the authors of medical papers on the subject of treating coccydynia. In some cases the specialists have put their own names forward for inclusion on this list”  Many people on this list treat other pelvic pain conditions as well.

 

American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS) Provider Directory. The United States and Canada.

** This link is supposed to be easier to navigate with more tools and easy provider access for those with bladder, bowel, or pelvic organ issues or concerns. Voices for PFD /AUGS

 

Pelvic Organ Prolapse Support (POPS) recommended lists. International (with various therapists and practitioners).

 

Wound Ostomy, and Continence Nursing Society – United States. Find a Nurse who deals with incontinence (urinary and fecal).

 

Endometriosis Specialists. International (It is crucial to find a specialist in Endometriosis versus someone who does general GYN surgery).

 

Map and List of Surgeons Who Specialize in Endometriosis. International.

 

National Vulvodynia Association (Only available to members).

 

National Directory of Practising Continence and Women’s Health Physiotherapists  Australian Physiotherapy Association.

 

American Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors, and Therapists Directory.  Certified Sexual Health Professionals.

 

Pelvic Pain Help List – A local Australian Physicians and Physiotherapist resource list.

 

International Adhesions Society – A list of physicians who treat ARD.

 

A unique and effective way of crowdsourcing a way to find a professional is to use the hashtag #pelvicmafia on Twitter and ask if there is a Pelvic PT or Physician specialist in a particular region or city.

 

Do you like the list? Do you want to add any other resources to the list? Let us know and add a comment! Thanks for your support!

– Tracy Sher

30 Comments

  1. Sherrie Palm February 13, 2016 at 1:13 pm - Reply

    We have multiple links on our Practitioner locator page Tracy, may be some of interest to your following. http://www.pelvicorganprolapsesupport.org/healthcareconnections/

    • Pelvic Guru February 13, 2016 at 1:14 pm - Reply

      Excellent! I’ll add this for sure. Thanks, Sherrie..and for all that you do!

  2. Assaf roth February 13, 2016 at 1:21 pm - Reply

    Hi, I would like to know specialist doctors for the inferior cluneal nerve, I probably need a surgury and I don’t know who will do the best possible. I live in Israel but will travel anywhere in the world
    Thank you so much
    Assaf

    • Pelvic Guru February 13, 2016 at 1:25 pm - Reply

      Hi! That’s a great question. The surgeons who handle that can be neurologists, plastic surgeons, and other types. It ranges. Dr. Dellon in Baltimore may be helpful for you to contact.

  3. Karen February 13, 2016 at 2:50 pm - Reply

    Tracy . . Thank you so much for this resource list! I am doing more international consulting and this list will be invaluable to help me find a good “team” for those seeking help.

  4. Ilene Richman February 13, 2016 at 3:55 pm - Reply

    Thanks for creating this great resource! If you think it would be useful, please add the Association of Fertility Awareness Professionals. We educate women as to when they are fertile and when they are not, and help them gain insights into gynecological and overall health using fertility charts. Charting can be a helpful tool for women seeking understanding and resolution of pelvic pain disorders.
    http://www.fertilityawarenessprofessionals.com/find-a-fertility-awareness-educator/

  5. Ruth Jones February 13, 2016 at 4:27 pm - Reply

    How about the UK lot? Or am I being blind? 🙂
    Dr Ruth Jones

    • Pelvic Guru February 13, 2016 at 5:41 pm - Reply

      That’s been tough to find! I’ve been looking! If you know if good websites, please share!

    • Pamela Dean October 8, 2016 at 2:34 pm - Reply

      Is there any pelvic pain clinic for help in Manchester UK ?

      • Pelvic Guru October 9, 2016 at 9:42 am - Reply

        Responded with information to the other message you sent. I hope it helps

  6. ricki February 13, 2016 at 6:54 pm - Reply

    I think its important to list what the doctors actually do and what is the purpose of their testing and treatment.
    For instance, nerve blocks are essentially diagnostic, but rarely curative.
    Imaging, at best, rules out anatomical problems, but it is debatable whether it can identify nerve problems.
    I am a physician as well as a pudendal neuralgia patient, so I am speaking from both ends.

    • Pelvic Guru February 13, 2016 at 7:29 pm - Reply

      Absolutely. This is a resource of those who have an interest and treat these conditions. We still highly recommend calling or researching to see what they actually do, experience, philosophies, etc. Thanks for your comment. Feel free to share more about your practice.

  7. Rivahgal February 14, 2016 at 11:14 am - Reply

    This is very handy. Thank you.

    Laura Frick.

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  9. Carl Giardinazzo February 15, 2016 at 3:25 am - Reply

    Thank you for the list of practitioners you emailed recently. I can’t imagine the work done to provide such a comprehensive and detailed list – thank you and congratulations on the effort.
    I wonder if you would consider adding The Pelvic Pain Foundation of Australia [PPFA] to your summaries. You can view the Foundation website at http://www.pelvicpain.org.au. Our organizations have similar missions so I hope you are receptive to the request.
    Thank you in anticipation.
    Regards
    Carl Giardinazzo
    Director & Board Member
    Pelvic Pain Foundation of Australia

    • Pelvic Guru February 15, 2016 at 6:43 am - Reply

      Excellent! Thank you for your comment and kind words. Yes, I will add this one!

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  12. Lorie O April 29, 2016 at 12:07 pm - Reply

    Sent from Outlook Mobile. Yes, it works with Gmail.

  13. Anonymous July 3, 2016 at 12:01 pm - Reply

    We built one of the first lists on our website under Find A Specialist…. http://www.ic-network.com

    Would love to be added!

  14. Jill Osborne July 3, 2016 at 12:04 pm - Reply

    We built one of the first lists on our website under Find A Specialist… http://www.ic-network.com

    Would love to be added.

  15. Nicole Cozean PT, DPT, WCS July 3, 2016 at 10:22 pm - Reply

    Hi Tracy,

    Thanks so much for putting this list together! This is so awesome and such a great resource. Just a couple of things — AUGS has a find a urogynecologist link on their website http://www.voicesforpfd.org. I’ve found it easier to navigate for patients than the AUGS member directory. Also, the ICA also has a list of providers who treat IC. May be a good resource to add as well for IC practitioners http://www.ichelp.org/support/healthcareproviderregistry/.

    Thanks again!

  16. Phyllis October 13, 2016 at 5:00 pm - Reply

    I started pt with Amy Hill Fife in Grand Junction Co. She said I have good muscle control. She wants me to have a nerve conducter test in Denver. Is that risky.

    • Pelvic Guru October 16, 2016 at 7:09 am - Reply

      Those tests are not always necessary. Can you explain what the rationale is behind that? What type of symptoms?

  17. Leslie Crevar January 12, 2017 at 12:44 am - Reply

    I’m in Columbus Ohio and looking for someone who can do hands on physical therapy for scarring postpartum. I don’t know if I need to see a gyno or a PT?? having the hardest time.

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