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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.
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