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A Biopsychosocial Approach to Vulvodynia A Biopsychosocial Approach to Vulvodynia
March 19, 2018
Throughout my years of practice I’ve treated many women with vulvodynia. I’ve noticed that it’s rare for women to return to 100% solely with physical therapy treatment; even though their musculoskeletal impairments may have returned to normal, some women continue to feel pain. In my experience, it takes a team of practitioners to treat vulvodynia, such as a physician who specializes in vulvar pain, a pelvic floor physical therapist, and a psychologist.


2017 Meeting Videos Now Available
The Video presentations from the 2017 IPPS Annual Meeting/3rd World Congress of Abdominal and Pelvic Pain held in Washington DC are now available online for member access.

Chronic Pelvic Pain Management in Women: An Integrative Approach
Two weeks ago, PAINWeek 2017 took place in Las Vegas, Nevada. Kathryn Witzeman, MD, FACOG, gave a presentation focusing on integrative modalities for the treatment of female chronic pelvic pain. During her presentation, Dr. Witzeman discussed a wide range of integrative modalities. To learn more about Dr. Witzeman's talk, please view the Clinical Pain Advisor's conference coverage.

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