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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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Our guest for this show was, Carolyn Vandyken, BHSc, PT, Cred MDT, CCMA (acup). She is the co-owner of Pelvic Health Solutions, a post-graduate education company dedicated to training physiotherapists, midwives, nurses, doctors and... more

Urologist and chronic pelvic pain specialist, Dr. Jeannette Potts, joins us from the West Coast today as she discusses her work within the field of pelvic pain in men. She will specifically be discussing the role of Prostatitis and Interstitial... more

Dr. Brenner, a faculty member of the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine since 2002 was our guest. Dr. Brenner's clinical and research pursuits focus upon motility disorders of the mid- and hindgut. He treats disorders along... more

Join our original "Pelvic Messenger" Elisabeth Oas, as she interviews Dr. Mario Castellano of Phoenix Arizona. He is here to discuss some of the underlying causes of the biggest diagnoses chronic pelvic pain patients deal with. While... more

Jason J. Kutch, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy at the University of Southern California. He teaches neuroscience in the USC Doctor of Physical Therapy program, and is the... more

Laurie Keefer, PhD is a health psychologist and Associate Professor of Medicine in Gastroenterology at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine. She directs the Center for Psychosocial Research, Practice and Training in GI... more

Our guest will be Laurie Keefer, PhD, a health psychologist and Associate Professor of Medicine in Gastroenterology at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine. She will discuss the research she recently shared at the... more

Philip Weeks is a leading expert on natural medicine and nutrition and a Master Herbalist and acupuncturist. Renowned for his deep understanding and knowledge of ancient medicine, he runs busy practices in London and Hereford,... more

Dr. Khalid Khan graduated from Medical School in 1989. Currently, he is Professor of Women's Health and Clinical Epidemiology at Barts and the London School of Medicine. His academic expertise is in patient-oriented health... more

Sarah D. Fox, M.D is Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Women & Infants' Hospital of RI and The Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University. She is the founder and director of the W&I Chronic Pelvic Pain Clinic... more