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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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Science is booming in the world of neuroscience and understanding how pain and trauma effect the brain and nervous system. Recent research demonstrates the necessity of neurotherapy interventions in order to heal the brain. Listen to our discussion with Dr. Milspaw to learn about these techniques and how they apply to you. Alex is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) in the state of Pennsylvania. She received her Masters of Education in Counseling Psychology and Human Services from Lehigh University. Alex received her PhD in the clinical practice of Human Sexuality from Widener University. Alex is a Certified Master NLP Practitioner, Certified Consulting Hypnotist and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Trainer and Consultant. She specializes in relaxation and stress management as well as chronic pelvic pain. Alex is a professional presenter for sexuality and reproductive health education for local colleges, community agencies, and national conferences. She works with a variety of clients, including those coping with chronic pelvic and sexual pain in an effort to reduce pain and associated emotional and psychological stressors. She also has experience working with the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender population, including those in transition. Alex is a co-founder of the Alliance for Pelvic Pain (www.allianceforpelvicpain.com) and co-facilitates the Pelvic Messenger blogtalk radio. Alex is also a sex therapist within the I.S.I.S.Network (www.isisnetwork.org). See the I.S.I.S. (Integrating Spirituality In Sexuality) Wheel below, created by sex therapist Dr. Gina Ogden.
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On-Demand Episodes

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

Dr. Jane Leserman, who will be speaking at the International Pelvic Pain Society conference this October, is a medical sociologist and retired Professor from the Department of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. The... more

Dr. Lamvu breifly discusses the role of this Special Group of AAGL. Our show was cut short due to technicial difficulties. We will work on getting Dr. Lamvu back on the show very soon to continue our discussion about education in the... more

Our guest was Alexandra T. Milspaw, PhD, LPC, Counselor & Educator, Certified Master NLP Practitioner and a Certified Consulting Hypnotist. We discussed the five circles of sexuality: Sexual Identity, Sexual Health and Reproduction,... more

June 10th at 1:30pm EST, Laura Ricci, DPT, will join us to discuss her expertise on how she utilizes integrative modalities to not only help herself, but help countless others in their quest for healing and reclaimed life. Laura Ricci is a... more

Our guest is Alexandra T. Milspaw, PhD, LPC, Counselor & Educator, Certified Master NLP Practitioner and a Certified Consulting Hypnotist. We discussed processes for breaking the brains habits to create a more mindful pattern for... more

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... more