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Pelvic Pain Coach

Your Pelvic Pain Flare Plan

By Rachel Gofman Pelvic Health Physical Therapist & Pelvic Pain Coach Oh no, not again. ⁠You feel those symptoms start to creep back in.⁠ ⁠At first, it feels like a whisper. But the longer you pay attention to it, the louder it gets.⁠ ⁠You feel your stomach sink. How long will it last this time? How bad is it going to get? Do I have to start cancelling plans now? […]

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PelvicSense

Your Way out of Chronic Pelvic Pain

By Evelyn Hecht Master Clinician of Pelvic Physiotherapy, Certified Chronic Pain Rehab Practitioner What causes chronic pain/distress? If you’ve ruled out a major medical cause(s) and test results are normal, why do you feel ongoing pain or related pelvic distress symptoms? The main reason is the nervous and immune systems have become too sensitive, and the brain behaves like a hyper-vigilant helicopter parent. Scientists call this ‘central sensitization.’ Our nervous

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Trauma Pelvic Pain

Addressing the Trauma in Persistent Pelvic Pain

By Kathleen Pratt MSW, RSW, Trauma Sensitive Yoga Instructor Pelvic pain and trauma. Three words that typically aren’t used together. However, the more I delve into and think about the topic of pelvic pain, the more I am convinced that we need to be aware of its connection with trauma. Why? So those with pelvic pain can feel understood and treated in a sensitive way, and so those who care for and

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carolyn vandyken

Taking a Biopsychosocial Approach: Does it Matter?

By Carolyn Vandyken Pelvic PT, Educator, Author There are two camps in treating pain: Tissue-based Camp of Treatment   Providers treat the tissues alone believing that there must be something bio-medically wrong with the tissues; if they can only mobilize, zap or anesthetize the right tissues, they will be able to change the pain. When the right tissues cannot be found to achieve this goal, these practitioners then medicate people

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meditation for chronic pain

How Meditation Can Help Relieve Chronic Pelvic Pain

By Sarah Elspeth Psychotherapist, Nutrition and Health Coach, Yoga Instructor Pelvic pain is debilitating and relentless, often dramatically affecting one’s quality of life.  Treatment of this challenging illness is complicated, and health professionals’ understanding is limited. Interestingly, it can often be linked to other pain disorders including but not limited to IBS, PCOS or Fibromyalgia. It can also occur due to a significant emotional or physical trauma. When considering treatment options,

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Central Sensitization

What Can Happen When a Nervous System Gets TOO Sensitive?

By Kathleen Pratt, MSW, RSW, Certified Yoga Teacher When we have pain, the tendency is to focus on trying to find out what’s wrong in the tissues. With persistent (chronic) pain lasting more than several months, it can be more helpful to look at what’s going on with the nervous system. The nervous system consists of the brain, spinal cord and nerves that carry messages back and forth between the

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physioyoga

All About PhysioYoga

By Shelly Prosko PT, C-IAYT, CPI What is PhysioYoga? An approach to rehabilitation that combines evidence informed physiotherapy and yoga therapy, resulting in a holistic or biopsychosocial approach to your rehabilitation experience.   Physiotherapy is a well-respected healthcare profession that uses evidence informed treatment methods to help clients restore and maintain optimal movement and function, provide pain rehabilitation and pain care, as well as provide education on health creation, maintenance

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