Find a Pelvic Health Professional: Ultimate Directory


Bookmark this resource. It will be updated and expanded too!

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 you 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 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. 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. 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 Phyisotherapy 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

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 thoughts on “Find a Pelvic Health Professional: Ultimate Directory

  1. 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

    • 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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/

  4. 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.

    • 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.

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  6. 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

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  9. 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!

  10. 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.

  11. 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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