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…

What IS Pelvic Physical Therapy and Why Doesn’t EVERYONE Know About It?

True story – During graduate school (Northwestern shout out) for physical therapy over 15 years ago, I distinctly remember turning to a friend in class and stating emphatically, “Mark my words, I will NEVER EVER do what the therapist is doing in that video. NEVER. Why are we even seeing this in class?”. You may wonder…

Vaginal Dilator Guide for Patients: Part 1

Part 1: Dilators and the Brain? Pain, Fear, and Anxiety (FULL PDF HANDOUT AVAILABLE – SEE THE LINK IN THIS ARTICLE) There are different reasons to use vaginal dilators. This particular post focuses on providing dilator information for women facing fear, anxiety, and/or pain with regard to vaginal touch, finger insertion, gynecology exams, use of…

Pelvic Guru 2012: Most Popular Posts

If you have an interest in pelvic health, you’ll likely want to bookmark this post for reference! What an exciting year for Pelvic Guru! I started Pelvic Guru in mid-2012 with the goal of providing good information, injected with humor at times, regarding anything related to pelvic health. The amount of support and engagement on…

Gynecologic Cancer – The Radiation Elephant in the Room

Gynecologic cancers include malignancies of the female genital tract involving the vulva, vagina, cervix, uterus, Fallopian tubes or ovaries. A common treatment involves radiation therapy (also known as radiotherapy). Radiation therapy involves treatment with high energy rays (such as x-rays) with the intent to shrink or kill cancer cells. The Radiation Elephant in the Room:…