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What to Expect at Pelvic Physical/Occupational Therapy

What To Expect from Pelvic Therapy

General things to know about going to pelvic physical or occupational therapy: It’s normal to feel nervous (or not) about your first visit to pelvic therapy. Your pelvic therapist is familiar with people not being sure what to expect and will be ready to answer your questions. They will also be ready to share what…

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Low Pressure Fitness Level 1: A Certification Series – SELF-PACED with Tamara Rial

Pelvic Guru Academy Low Pressure Fitness Level 1 with Tamara Rial

REGISTER HERE Instructor: Tamara Rial, Ph.D., CSPS See the ONLINE SELF-PACED Course HERE About the instructor:  Dr. Tamara Rial’s doctoral dissertation focused on the effects of hypopressive exercise on women’s health. Creator and co-founder of Low Pressure Fitness, she is a professor of pelvic floor rehabilitation Masters Degree in Barcelona, Spain. She has authored multiple…

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Ketamine Infusion for Pelvic Pain. What is it?

Discussion of ketamine infusions for chronic pelvic pain.

The topic of Ketamine infusions can elicit some strong concerns. Some clinicians are familiar with a type of infusion known as “Ketamine comas,” in which people are placed in a medical coma and stay in an ICU for treatment. This is often viewed as quite extreme, and risky; and leaves many wondering the efficacy of such a treatment when the patient is not actively participating in recovery from a brain/pain connection. For clarification, the coma is not the only protocol available. Ketamine infusions can involve: 1. Outpatient “awake” protocol 2. Low-dose inpatient protocol 3. Ketamine coma. (In addition, there are now physicians who prescribe compounded ointments with Ketamine as one of the medications. This is not the same as an infusion. There’s not enough data at this time about efficacy and safety of this approach with topicals.) Our guest blogger, Dr. Allison Wells, MD, is sharing information about the outpatient procedure. ~ Tracy Sher of Pelvic Guru

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Does Sleep Really Matter for Chronic Pelvic Pain?

The importance of sleeping and chronic pain with Jessica Reale.

Does sleep really matter for chronic pelvic pain? Guest post by Jessica Reale, PT, DPT, WCS Did you know that most people will spend about 22 years of their lives sleeping? Sleep is one of the most basic human needs and is at the very base of Maslow’s Hierarchy of Human Needs right next to…

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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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Bladder Pain and Bowel Issues – Oy! IPPS Conference Highlights

Highlights on bladder pain and bowel issues from the International Pelvic Pain Society Conference in Orlando, FL.

Bladder Pain and Bowel Issues – Oy! Highlights on these topics from the International Pelvic Pain Society Conference in Orlando, FL, October 17-20, 2013. The 2013 International Pelvic Pain Society (IPPS) Conference was highly anticipated and with great reason! We were impressed by the excellent clinical information for first-time and return attendees to the conference.…

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