The Yin and the Yang of Experiencing Pelvic Pain 'Accepting that "a flare up" is not forever - We all have good and bad days is various ways. This is an absolute given with Chronic Pelvic Pain sufferers - good days are cherished as much as they...

“A what? For where?!” These are the two questions I get in rapid fire succession when I tell my non-pelvic health physical therapy friends about one of my favorite pelvic health tools, the Pelviwand. As physical therapists, we are used to providing our patients with home programs to help maintain their progress and allow them to independently manage their symptoms. We give out elastic bands to strengthen shoulders and hips, foam rollers to work out stiff legs, but when it comes to problems deep inside the pelvis, we sometimes forget about the great tools we have at our disposal to speed the recovery process and to allow our patients to take charge of their own conditions. Pelviwand, is a beautiful S-shaped tool that helps to release trigger points within the pelvic floor to help it function better and with less pain. It is an essential part of my practice.

The relaxation exercises on these CDs offer hope and help for women and men with pelvic pain due to increased tension in the internal pelvic muscles – the “pelvic floor”. Women and men have their own CD with similar, but gender- specific, instructions. The focus is...

We're excited to announce that our new CD, Pelvic Floor Muscle Relaxation for Women and Men with Chronic Pelvic Pain is narrated by Dr. Patricia Neumann.

Dr. Patricia Neumann is an Australian Specialist Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist, who was awarded Fellowship of the Australian College of Physiotherapists in 2010. She has a PhD in Physiotherapy from the University of South Australia where she is an adjunct researcher, associated with the International Centre of Allied Health Evidence. She is also a practitioner, consulting at Pelvic Pain SA (in Adelaide, South Australia), a multi-disciplinary center dedicated to the management of pelvic pain in men and women. More information about the Pelvic Pain Foundation of Australia can be obtained at www.pelvicpain.org.au

We just wanted to take the opportunity to tell you how really great it was to meet you at our booth at the APTA CSM. To see the burgeoning knowledge base and support you are providing for pelvic therapy is really exciting. You continue to...

'TheraWands are the ideal solution for getting those harder to reach pelvic floor muscles like the obturator internus and the periurthral muscles and fascia (an important treatment area for patients with Painful Bladder Syndrome / Interstitial Cystitis. A straight dilator can’t reach them! They are...

THERAWAND UPDATE - I just wanted to thank Steve Rosier for linking me to the excellently informative video by Karl Monahan on proper TheraWand usage, which can be found here - http://youtu.be/-oTjMgM2SLo . It enlightened me as to several erroneous methods I was using the Wand and...

Love that little snippet from Debra Goldman – sums it up quite nicely I would have thought. Perhaps you could remind Debra that us men can be sufferers too, and that the TheraWand is non gender specific. One in five women experience some form of pelvic...