Pelvic Pain With Stephanie Prendergast

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Stephanie A. Prendergast, MPT is cofounder of the Pelvic Health and Rehabilitation Center, which opened in San Francisco in 2006. Since then, she and Liz Akinicilar have grown PHRC to 10  total locations: SF, Berkeley, Walnut Creek, Los Gatos, West Los Angeles, and Westlake Village, Encinitas, Pasadena, CA; Lexington, MA, and Merrimack, NH.  She currently treats patients in the West Los Angeles location. Stephanie and Liz developed the first continuing education course on the topic of Pudendal Neuralgia and taught the 2-day course 37 times between 2006 - 2013. Stephanie was elected to the International Pelvic Pain Society’s Board of Directors in 2002 and in 2013 she was the first physical therapist to be President of the Society. In 2013 and 2015 she served on the Program Committee of World Congress of Abdominal and Pelvic Pain and 2017 served as the Scientific Program Chair, bringing the World Congress to the United States. She has authored numerous publications in peer-reviewed journals and textbooks and regularly lectures at medical conferences and in the community on pelvic health-related topics. She and Liz co-authored the popular book, Pelvic Pain Explained, in 2016. In 2019 Stephanie and Liz developed a second continuing education course, Advanced Management of Pelvic Pain Syndromes, which they are excited to begin to offer again, in person and virtually. In 2020, Stephanie and Liz developed a virtual health/telehealth platform and are now available to anyone anywhere in the world interested in a pelvic health consultation and mentoring for other pelvic health professionals. Stephanie is currently an Associate Editor for the Journal of Sexual Medicine and on the Scientific Program Committee for the International Association for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health.  Stephanie is an advocate for people with pelvic floor dysfunction, pelvic floor physical therapists, and the field of pelvic health.  PHRC publishes an award-winning blog, As The Pelvis Turns, every Thursday. You can find Stephanie on Twitter and LinkedIn the Pelvic Health and Rehabilitation Center on Instagram, YouTube, TikTok, Facebook, and Pinterest.


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