The Top 5 Pelvic Messenger Shows of 2015

As we begin 2016, we’re reflecting on some of our favorite shows with The Pelvic Messenger last year. Read on below to learn more about these wonderful radio shows discussing pelvic health and give them a listen! Here they are, in no particular order:

Dr. Paul Nyirjesy: Management of Persistent Vaginitis
“With vaginitis remaining a common condition that leads women to seek care, it is not surprising that some women develop chronic vulvovaginal problems that are difficult to diagnose and treat.  With a differential diagnosis that encompasses vulvar disorders and infectious and noninfectious causes of vaginitis, accurate diagnosis is the cornerstone of choosing effective therapy.”

Dr. Alexandra Milspaw: Healing Chronic Pain, Trauma, & Stress with Neurotherapy
Alex Milspaw, PhD, LPC is a licensed professional counselor in private practice specializing in the treatment of trauma and chronic pelvic and sexual pain disorders. Dr. Milspaw is passionate about her work in utilizing neurotherapies to help her clients experience the healing changes in their lives as quickly as possible.

Jill Fuersich and Jordan Davidson of Endo Warriors: Endometriosis Support Group
Endo Warriors is a face to face and online support organization founded by Jill Fuersich, Jordan Davidson, and Nicole Malachi who were all diagnosed via laparoscopic surgery in 2007, 2004, and 2007, respectively. After failing to find a support group in the New York area, Jill, Nicole, and Jordan combined forces to create a safe haven for women to tell their stories, vent, and receive support from other women going through similar circumstances.

Dr. Darren Brenner: the Diagnosis and Treatment of Bowel Disorders
Dr. Brenner shared with the Pelvic Messenger audience a portion of his presentation and research on the Diagnosis and Treatment of GI Disorders, which was presented at the IPPS Annual Conference in Chicago.

Dr. Charles Butrick: Painful Bladder Syndrome/ IC – What it is and how to treat it
Dr. Charles Butrick is a practicing Urogynecologist in Overland Park, Kansas who has a practice dedicated to interstitial cystitis, the management of urinary and fecal incontinence, pelvic floor reconstruction and pelvic pain disorders. This show discusses what Painful Bladder Syndrome is, its symptoms and how to diagnosis and treat this condition.


ENDO WARRIORS on The Pelvic Messenger

Tomorrow night at 9pm EST, we are excited to welcome Jill Fuersich and Jordan Davidson of the endometriosis support group Endo Warriors to The Pelvic Messenger. “Support nation” is really a better term since Endo Warriors now has over 5,000 members online and has spawned smaller, real-life support groups across New York, New Jersey, Colorado and Pennsylvania. You can tune in to this episode of The Pelvic Messenger here.

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Jill Fuersich, left; Jordan Davidson, right

Jill, Jordan and their additional co-founder Nicole Malachi, all endometriosis sufferers, founded Endo Warriors in 2012 after they couldn’t find support groups for their health issues. Jill manages Endo Warriors patient outreach and Jordan is an award-winning health journalist. Their website shares endometriosis facts and information, pairs up those diagnosed with endometriosis with another endo buddy, operates a discussion forum, and much more! Check them out on Facebook and Twitter, too.

Next on The Pelvic Messenger: Dr. Khalid Khan

By Riva Preil

Get excited for International Pelvic Pain Society (IPPS) Conference in Chicago, October 23-26, 2014!  Some of the interesting topics at this year’s conference include updates on chronic pelvic pain, yoga for pelvic pain, and a fascinating Post-Conference Course, New Perspectives from The Integrated Systems Model for Women’s Health, from our blog talk radio superstar herself, Diane Lee.

Speaking of radio superstars, one of the other keynote speakers at IPPS will be Dr. Khalid Khan. Dr. Khan graduated from Medical School in 1989. Currently, he is a Professor of Women’s Health and Clinical Epidemiology at Barts and the London School of Medicine. His academic expertise is in patient-oriented health research and medical education. He has published over 200 peer reviewed journal articles making contributions in systematic reviews (meta-analyses), trials of treatments and tests, health technology assessments, and evaluation of educational methods. His book on Evidence-based Medicine has won the BMA medical book competition. He is Editor-in-Chief of British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology.


In order to whet your appetites for the amazing topics he will cover at IPPS, I will be interviewing Dr. Khan on our blogtalk radio show The Pelvic Messenger on October 14 at 10:45 AM.  The topic of the show is Translating Translational Research: Let’s Get Practical with Dr. Khalid Khan.  Dr. Khan will explain translational research, the CROWN Initiative, the impetus behind it, and how to make the most from the vast sea of research being performed.  We will also address certain pre-natal and post-partum topics and myths, including whether or not inducing labor increases the likelihood of requiring C-section delivery.

To learn more about these and other fascinating topics, tune into the show on October 14!  I encourage and invite you to email questions in advance to  Looking forward to hearing from you!

Live (Yesterday) from New York!

By Riva Preil

Even if you snoozed, you DIDN’T lose your chance!  If you missed yesterday’s live episode of The Pelvic Messenger, May the Floors Force Be With You with Diane Lee, you can STILL listen to it and enjoy her knowledge and wisdom. I feel blessed to have had the opportunity to interview such a renowned clinician and educator, and I am pleased to share my reflections on the experience with you.

Diane opened the conversation with a description of her professional journey and telling us about her role models.  She then described the Integrated Systems Model and explained the difference between form closure, force closure, and motor control.

Diane also elaborated upon various postpartum issues that mothers may face, and she shared helpful hints with listeners regarding how to address those problems.  (I don’t want to spoiler alert y’all and ruin the excitement for you, but I WILL give you a hint: Baby Belly Belt. Listen to the show, link below, for more details!)

Diane proceeded to discuss some of her most rewarding experiences as a physical therapist, and she whet our appetite for her upcoming International Pelvic Pain Society presentation (October 22-26 in Chicago, Illinois).  She also described her upcoming exciting trip to South Africa, where she will work with other PTs to educate health care providers and treat underprivileged women. One of my favorite parts was when Diane extended a PERSONAL INVITATION to me to join her on her medical mission!

It was an honor and privilege to (virtually) meet one of MY role models, and I encourage you to sit back, relax, and enjoy the show.  Comments and feedback are warmly welcome- this was my first show (!) and I would love to hear your thoughts 🙂

P.S. The interview starts 1 minute and 13 seconds into the show, so don’t be alarmed if you don’t hear anything for the first minute or so. ENJOY!    

Pelvic Pain in the Media

This coming Friday, May 9, at 5pm EST, 2pm PST, Amy will be participating in a discussion about pelvic pain in the media on The Pelvic Messenger radio show, hosted by founder Elisabeth Oas.

Pelvic pain has, to say the least, been very underrepresented in media. Amy will be discussing her experience promoting pelvic pain awareness. This will include what changes she has seen in the media as a pelvic health expert for the last 15 years, from her experience on Dr. Oz and ABC’s 20/20 to Prevention magazine and Elle magazine.

Amy will also be discussing her new DVD, Healing Pelvic and Abdominal Pain: The Ultimate Home Program Guide and a Guide for Practitioners. If you have a question about the Dr. Oz show on which Amy appeared, or the Prevention or Elle articles, please call into the show! Elisabeth and Amy will randomly be selecting callers to receive a free copy of Amy’s new DVD.

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Dr. Robert Echenberg Discusses PGAD on The Pelvic Messenger!

Interested in learning more about PGAD (Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder)?

Although PGAD in women is uncommon, Dr. Robert Echenberg will discuss on The Pelvic Messenger (April 24th, 3pm PST, 6pm EST) why PGAD is a sub-set of a much larger and quite prevalent group of disorders that together are called “chronic pelvic pain” (CPP) or “Complex Abdominal Pelvic Pain Syndrome” (CAPPS).

Dr. Robert Echenberg is the founder of “The Institute For Women in Pain” in Bethlehem, PA, a non-surgical multi-disciplinary practice specializing in assessment, diagnosis and treatment of chronic pelvic pain (CPP).  Dr. Echenberg is the author of the book, “Women’s Health, Pelvic Pain and Sexual Wellness.” He is also a member of the Alliance for Pelvic Pain along with Amy.


Amy and the Alliance for Pelvic Pain on The Pelvic Messenger!

BBPT Friends,

In case you missed it, Amy Stein and members from the Alliance for Pelvic Pain appeared on The Pelvic Messenger recently! If you’d like to have a listen, please click here for more!

Alliance for Pelvic Pain registration is still open until April 15th, and we encourage people to still sign up, especially after hearing some of the details from the radio show.  Registration is filling up fast, so sign up quickly!

There will be accommodations for standing, sitting and lying down during the conference for those that have a hard time sitting.

We hope you’ll join us there!