Pain. I couldn’t explain it. It hurt when I pee; I had swelling down there; it hurt to be intimate with my husband. Normally a very social person, my life revolved around doctors appointments that told me the same thing: nothing was wrong with me. Was I crazy? Was this pain just in my head? [...]
Before I see my new patient for the first time - I suspect that they are feeling quite anxious or nervous of visiting with a Women’s/Men’s Health Therapist for the first time. I know that my role is to ease their mind during the intake process which includes going over their intake form and the [...]
Support Dry Needling by PTs in AZ. Dry Needling is a safe and effective therapeutic intervention that has been used by PTs in AZ for over 30 years. http://www.moveforwardpt.com/Radio/Detail/dry-needling-what-it-is--who-helps
www.iffgd.org International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders. 1-888-964-2001. Informs, assists and supports people affected by gastrointestinal (GI) disorders.
www.nafc.org This is the National Association for Continence website. 1-800-BLADDER. www.niddk.nih.gov National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive Kidney Diseases- Department of Health and Human Services. (800) 891-5388 for Let’s Talk about Bladder Control for Women. (301) 907-8906 for Patient Education Materials.
www.ustoo.com The mission of Us TOO is to help men and their families make informed decisions about prostate cancer detection and treatment through support, education and advocacy. Provides free information, materials and peer-to-peer support.
www.pelvicpain.org This is the website for the International Pelvic Pain Society. They have links for patients to find MDs and PT’s. They also have links to presentations from their yearly meetings.
www.pudendalhelp.com This website is run by a PN patient. She has good links to research articles and keeps a fairly up to date list of all the professionals working with PN in different states. She has a good frequently asked questions (FAQ’s) page.
www.nva.org The national Vulvodynia association web site. They keep track of all the latest research and will send email updates regarding the latest information if you join. www.vaginismus.com This web site has good practical information on Vulvodynia and also sells a good set of vaginal dilators and other products.