Your Voices

Please enjoy the following testimonial of a patient who attended last year’s Alliance for Pelvic Pain retreat… Which aspect(s) of the retreat do you feel benefited you the most? The Grief/Loss session was incredibly freeing for me because it was the first time I fully expressed how much I had lost from the illness and …

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More from Our Upcoming Alliance for Pelvic Pain Interview!

Here are some more questions for our upcoming Alliance for Pelvic Pain Interview with Amy Stein on The Pelvic Messenger! Don't forget to call in on Thursday, January 30th, at 6:00 PM EST.  Please feel free to call in and ask questions! To access the live interview next Thursday, please click the link below at that time: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/pelvicmessenger/2014/01/30/alliance-for-pelvic-pain–interview. …

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Amy LIVE on the Air: January 30!

By Riva Preil To whet your appetite…enjoy the pre-game show!  Amy Stein will be interviewed LIVE on The Pelvic Messenger with Robert Echenberg, MD, and Lisa Petti, an attendee from last year’s Alliance for Pelvic Pain Retreat.  The interview will be to discuss the success of last year’s retreat as well as the upcoming retreat …

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Can Strengthening Your Pelvic Floor Fix Your Low Back?

By Riva Preil Pain in the low back can be a real pain in the neck.  Unfortunately, low back pain (LBP) is all too common-- an estimated 60-80% of people worldwide suffer from LBP at some point in their lives.  Traditional treatment for LBP includes lumbar strengthening exercises as well as various modalities, including ultrasonography …

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The Magic in the Wand

By Riva Preil Stress can be a little devil.  Not only can it result in tension headaches and jaw pain, but it can also result in tightness in the pelvic floor muscles.  In men, this pain has been described as “a golf ball in the rectum” or “stabbing pain in the groin.” It can interfere …

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A Personal Pelvic Perspective

By Riva Preil Thank you, Ashley Elizabeth, for singing the praises of pelvic floor physical therapy and sharing your positive experience with the world!  Ashley bravely shared her personal story and victory against pelvic pain, particularly vaginal pain during intercourse, on January 6th (“It Happened to Me: My Vagina Needed Physical Therapy”, see link below). …

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Whose Kegel Is It Anyway?

By Riva Preil Okay, folks: it’s time for a game of free word association. What is the first thing that comes to mind when I say the word “Kegel”? If your response was “women”, “pregnancy”, or “incontinence”, you would be in very good company.  However, if your response was “male” or “prostatectomy,” you receive extra …

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Amy Talks at Mount Sinai, Part 2

Interview with Amy Stein by Riva Preil A continuation of our last post, in which Amy discusses her recent talk about pelvic pain and health at Mount Sinai. Here is a sampling of some questions practitioners asked. There's helpful information here for practitioners and sufferers alike. Can Kegel exercises help treat incontinence as well as …

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