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Pelvic messenger, supported by the International Pelvic Pain Society and Beyond Basics Physical Therapy, is devoted to promote diagnoses, recovery, and success in treating Chronic Pelvic Pain (CPP) conditions in men, women and children. Furthermore, we are dedicated to improving patient and healthcare providers education on CPP. The founder, Elisabeth Oas, along with the managers, Amy Stein, DPT and Alexandra Milspaw, PhD want to accomplish this mission by discussing up to date topics and research on pelvic pain. Hosts: Alexandra Milspaw, PhD, Amy Stein, DPT, Elisabeth Oas, Michelle Waterstreet and Danielle Bevan-Jones. Mission Statement: To provide educational talk radio shows on various chronic pelvic pain topics. In addition, we seek to provide hope and healing to individuals who suffer from pain related symptoms. We will be having shows on all the many diseases and syndromes, which can make up CPP. The show is a message of hope and healing. Stay posted to the International Pelvic Pain Society and Beyond Basics Physical Therapy blogs for bi-monthly guests and topics. We look forward to your calls and questions!

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Talli Rosenbaum, earned a Masters in Clinical Sociology and Counseling and a certificate in Mental Health Studies from the University of North Texas. She also has a bachelors degree in Physical Therapy from Northwestern University and before training in psychotherapy, treated patients as a physical therapist for 25 years. Dr. Rosenbaum will be speaking at this year's International Pelvic Pain Society Conference, taking place in Chicago on October 13-16. Her lecture plans to acknowledge how the current biopyschosocial model divides aspects of treatment according to the physical or mental health practitioner. This leaves medical practitioners with few skills to address and treat anxiety, particularly when they are the ones to be confronted with anxious reactions in the clinic. While also acknowledging that many practitioners are supplementing their biomedical skills with Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, mindfulness and other ‘techniques', it is nonetheless necessary for physical therapists, nurses and doctors to establish a trusting and secure therapeutic relationship with their clients. She also plans to address cultural sensitivity as it relates to the diverse populations that practitioners treat. Talli is joining us to talk about this very important topic and we are absolutely honored and so grateful to have her own the show.
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Our guest for show is Deborah Coady, MD, FACOG, a Clinical Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at NYU Langone Medical Center. She will join the show to discus the new 2015 consensus on vulvar pain terminology,... more

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March is Endometriosis Awareness Month. We have invited Dr. Andrew Cook, founder and medical director of the Vital Health Institute Endometriosis Treatment Center and Elizabeth Hopton, Director of Researched & Evidence... more

Please join us for a conversation with Amy Stein, DPT, a leading expert and at the forefront of treating pelvic floor dysfunction, pelvic pain, women's health, and manual therapy for men, women, and children. Amy is the founder of, and a... more

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. She earned her PhD in Human Sexuality from Widener University and... more

Please join us for an indepth conversation with Dr. Paul Nyirjesy, Director of the Drexel Vaginitis Center about the management of persistent vaginitis. "With vaginities remaining a common condition that leads women to seek care, it is... more

Please join Dr. Mark Conway, MD, FACOG, Dr. Sheldon Jordan, MD, FAAN and Stephanie Prendergast, MPT discuss information that they recently shared at the International Pelvic Pain Society (IPPS) 2015 Annual Conference in San Diego.... more

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.... more

Jessica Drummond, MPT, CCN, CHC, the Founder and CEO of the Integrative Women's Health Institute is passionate about caring for and empowering women who struggle with women's and pelvic health condition. She is... more

Vulvodynia, simply put, is chronic vulvar pain without an identifiable cause. The location, constancy and severity of the pain vary among sufferers. Please join us in talking with Dr. Lamvu about this complex and often misunderstood... more

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