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Heather S. Howard

Heather Howard, PhD, MPH, is an AASECT-certified sexuality counselor and educator with clinical concentrations in pelvic, sexual, and chronic pain. In her clinical practice, she helps individuals and couples (in person and over video chat) to meet their sexual goals. She is also a professor of human sexuality for the California Institute of Integral Studies…

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Our Team

LEADERSHIP TEAM Tracy Sher, Founder/CEO & Instructor Tracy Sher, a leader in pelvic health, founded Pelvic Guru in 2012 as a hobby site with a passion and desire to improve access to information and resources about pelvic health to the public. The response to the originally small blog website and social media account was overwhelmingly…

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The 5 Things We Wish You Knew About Pudendal Neuralgia

The Five Things We Wish You Knew about Pudendal Neuralgia with Tracy Sher

The 5 Things We Wish PTs, MDs, and Patients Knew About Pudendal Neuralgia and Pudendal Nerve Entrapment Tracy Sher, MPT, CSCS and Loretta J. Robertson, PT, MS Why is the diagnosis of Pudendal Neuralgia confused with Pudendal Nerve Entrapment? Why are there so many misdiagnoses with pudendal symptoms? Its complex. We are both pelvic physical…

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Vaginal Dilator Guide for Patients. Dilators and the Brain? Pain, Fear, and Anxiety

Vaginal Dilator Guide for Patients. Dilators and the Brain? Pain, Fear, and Anxiety

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 tampons, and intercourse. My quest to find valuable, comprehensive resources for a guide for dilator use fell short. This is particularly…

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