Endometriosis, Pelvic Pain & Pelvic Floor Therapy Workshop

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Attention San Diego-based EndoSisters and sufferers of pelvic pain!  At the suggestion of one of our EndoSisters from our support group, we reached out to Comprehensive Therapy Services, Inc. for their help.  They’ve agreed to host a presentation on Endometriosis, pelvic pain, and pelvic floor therapy on Wednesday, April 20, 2016, at 7:00pm.  It’s free!  Interested? What the heck am I talking about? Read on…

Do you have pain in your pelvic region?  Does sex hurt?  Does it hurt to walk or sit?

The pelvic floor is made up of multiple layers of muscles attaching from the pubic bone to the sides of the pelvis and all the way to the coccyx.  Pelvic floor muscles may become impaired or irritated and inflamed for a variety of reasons causing muscle spasm or weakness.  These changes may cause pain in the pelvic region. Pain is not normal.

Many women suffering with Endometriosis complain of pelvic pain, although the pain may have many different causes. Your doctor may recommend pelvic floor therapy. But what is it?  Kira Shurtz of Comprehensive Therapy Services, Inc. will explain to us what physical therapy treatment options you may expect. She will provide education on how physical therapists address myofascial restrictions, trigger point within the muscles, and the benefits of visceral manipulation.  She will also discuss dietary changes, stress management, stretching, home exercise, lifestyle changes. These changes and therapies will help to relieve your pelvic pain and Endometriosis symptoms.  There will be a Q&A session at the end of the presentation, as well as a tour of the clinic.

If you wish to join us, please RSVP by sending an email or RSVPing on our Facebook.  The event will take place on Wednesday, April 20, 2016, at 7:00 p.m. at Comprehensive Therapy Services, Inc., located at 5677 Oberlin Drive, Suite 106; San Diego, CA  92121.

Parking and attendance are free. It is expected that it will run about an hour long.

Kira Shurtz joined CTS in 2013. She graduated from Brigham Young University in 2009 with a B.S. in Biology and then attended The University of Pittsburgh to obtain her Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree in 2013. Since joining CTS she has focused her practice on pelvic floor physical therapy, pre and post natal care, general orthopedics and dance rehabilitation. She has most recently continued her education with classes focusing on finding the pelvic pain driver, sexual medicine and dysfunction, and visceral manipulation. Her passion lays in helping her patients return to the activities they love most. She believes in giving her patients the tools they need to heal, grow, and increase their fitness levels. She is deeply enthusiastic about fitness and can be found teaching group fitness classes when she is not at CTS. Since moving to California she has also found a new love of hiking and rock climbing.

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