Have you ever thought of Pelvic Rehabilitation Medicine? I hadn't! This is an interesting conversation if you want to know more about it!
In this episode we cover: She is Rehabilitation Doctor What exactly do you do with your clients Not pain doctors but rehabilitation doctors Might be a small chance of genetics with fibromyalgia How do people get these conditions? 10 percent of the population has pelvic pain female reproductive age 15-25 percent in their lifetime How long does it take for the patient to get better? 6.7 years people are dealing with this before they find them Why is this not well known?
Dr. Allyson Shrikhande, a board-certified Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation specialist, is the Chair of the Medical Education Committee for the International Pelvic Pain Society. She is working with other experts in the field of chronic pelvic pain to develop training modules for residents and physicians interested in learning about the diagnosis, treatment, and management of chronic pelvic pain. A leading expert on pelvic health and a respected researcher, author, and lecturer, Dr. Shrikhande is a recognized authority on male and female pelvic pain diagnosis and treatment.
Dr. Shrikhande is passionate about this cause and dedicated to helping men and women with pelvic pain who often suffer without anyone willing to listen, understand or find the cause of their pain. That’s why she has traveled the world to work with expert gynecologists, urologists, physiatrists, and interventional pain physicians.
Dr. Shrikhande has distilled this global expertise into a minimally invasive, cutting-edge approach to the treatment of pelvic pain and pelvic floor muscle dysfunction. With an extensive background in mainstream clinical medicine, she also makes use of many alternative and holistic approaches.
She has published peer-reviewed articles on the treatment of muscle pain in academic journals and works closely with renowned pelvic pain gynecologists and urologists. Taking a team approach, she works with specialists in pelvic floor physical therapy, kinetics, and movement, as well as acupuncturists, nutritionists, cognitive-behavioral therapists, and functional medicine physicians.