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Stephanie Prendergast and Elizabeth Rummer

About Elizabeth Rummer (MSPT): Liz received her Masterâ??s in Physical Therapy at the University of Miami Medical School. A Pennsylvania native, she moved to San Francisco about ten years ago. For the past decade, Liz has worked hard to improve treatment for those suffering from pelvic... Full Bio
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Calling all PTs: Sign up Now for our Pudendal Neuralgia Class! by Stephanie Prendergast and Elizabeth Rummer Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health We’re excited to teach our next course in Las Vegas on Sept. 20th-21st. The course is selling out fast, but there are a few more slots left! To sign up for the course, con ... Read on »
Roundup: What Top Pelvic Health Bloggers are Talking About by Stephanie Prendergast and Elizabeth Rummer Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health   A controversial new Kegel product; the benefits of “going commando”; a review of male pelvic pain; and controversy surrounding epidurals: these are among the blog posts ... Read on »
Pelvic Pain and Sex: Not Great Bedfellows by Stephanie Prendergast and Elizabeth Rummer Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health By Liz Rummer Akincilar Chronic pain can put a damper on anyone’s sex life no matter the location of the pain, but pelvic pain impacts a patient’s sex life on another leve ... Read on »
Do Oral Contraceptive Pills Cause Vulvodynia? by Stephanie Prendergast and Elizabeth Rummer Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health by Guest Bloggers: Dr. Andrew T. Goldstein, Dr. Jill Krapf, Zoe Belkin The debate about the role of oral contraceptive pills (OCPs) in vulvodynia has been underway for alm ... Read on »
Pelvic Messenger: Blog Radio Show Tackles Pelvic Pain by Stephanie Prendergast and Elizabeth Rummer Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health In today’s blog post we wanted to turn the spotlight on The Pelvic Messenger, a blog talk radio show that for the past few years has been tackling many of the tough issues ... Read on »
Vulvovaginal Disease Update 2014: Must-read Nuggets by Stephanie Prendergast and Elizabeth Rummer Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Last month three of our PTs, Allison, Malinda, and Stacey attended the Vulvovaginal Disease Update 2014. Vulvar dermatoses affects millions in the United States often grea ... Read on »
What if you Can’t Find a Pelvic Floor PT? by Stephanie Prendergast and Elizabeth Rummer Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health In this week’s post, blog contributor and fellow pelvic floor PT, Sara Sauder, who practices in Austin, Texas at Sullivan Physical Therapy, provides us with an honest, tho ... Read on »
Why Can’t PHRC Treat Medicare Patients? by Stephanie Prendergast and Elizabeth Rummer Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Why can’t PHRC accept  Medicare patients? This question arises on a weekly basis, leaving patients frustrated and angry. We are frustrated too. We believe that Medicare is ... Read on »
PHRC LA Now Open! by Stephanie Prendergast and Elizabeth Rummer Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health On May 5th, PHRC opened a new clinic location on the West Side of Los Angeles, and we couldn’t be more excited. The clinic is located in the heart of West LA at 11500 Olym ... Read on »
The Case of Male Pelvic Pain, Painful Sex by Stephanie Prendergast and Elizabeth Rummer Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health History Ben is a 32-year-old male whose chief complaints are: right testicle ascension and sometimes associated pain, which started after he began using the hip adductor m ... Read on »
Roundup: What Top Pelvic Health Bloggers are Talking About by Stephanie Prendergast and Elizabeth Rummer Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health A challenge to Depend Incontinence Products; the truth about the effectiveness of AZO Yeast as a therapy for yeast infections; orgasm facts; and spring fashion choices for ... Read on »
Molly’s Pelvic Pain Success Story by Stephanie Prendergast and Elizabeth Rummer Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health A little over three years ago, one month after my thirty-second birthday, I woke up in excruciating pain—it was as if someone had set me on fire while I was asleep—the foc ... Read on »
PHRC Now Offering Yoga-based PT Sessions for Patients! by Stephanie Prendergast and Elizabeth Rummer Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health PHRC is now offering exercise-based sessions to compliment our traditional manual therapy sessions. These sessions are yoga-based physical therapy interventions that are s ... Read on »
Is “Vaginismus” an Outdated, Useless Term? by Stephanie Prendergast and Elizabeth Rummer Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health   VAGINISMUS IS AN OUTDATED, USELESS TERM. This was the debate topic the Journal of Sexual Medicine posed to two teams of clinicians back in February at the annual ISSWSH ... Read on »
Our Favorite Pelvic Pain Resources by Stephanie Prendergast and Elizabeth Rummer Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health   In this week’s blog we’re offering a list of our all-time favorite resources for our pelvic pain patients: Brand New IPPS Blog and Website At the beginning of the year t ... Read on »
Pelvic Pain and Exercise: General Fitness Tips by Stephanie Prendergast and Elizabeth Rummer Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Part two of a two part series on exercise and pelvic pain. Last week we posted a blog about whether there are any exercises that patients can do that would help with their p ... Read on »
Pelvic Pain and Exercise: What Exercises can help Treat my Pain? by Stephanie Prendergast and Elizabeth Rummer Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health   Part one of a two part series on pelvic pain and exercise. Exercise is a major topic that comes up in the treatment room with our patients. The two questions surrounding t ... Read on »
C-Section Scar: Problems and Solutions by Stephanie Prendergast and Elizabeth Rummer Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Postpartum pelvic floor rehabilitation is a big part of what we do at PHRC, and a major issue that we treat for new moms involves C-section scarring. In this post, we’re goi ... Read on »
Shedding Light on Male Pelvic Pain and Sexual Dysfunction by Stephanie Prendergast and Elizabeth Rummer Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health Guest blogger Dr. Jeannette Potts, of Vista Urology and Pelvic Pain Partners, has a great deal of experience treating male pelvic pain. In this post, she sheds some light on ... Read on »
What is a “Good” Pelvic Pain PT Session Like? by Stephanie Prendergast and Elizabeth Rummer Posted in: Blog Posts in Women's Health             Recently we received a question from a reader asking us to describe what a “typical good pelvic floor physical therapy session” is like. It’s a question I’m sure ... Read on »