In this episode, we discuss pelvic health from the lens of physiatry with Dr. Allyson Shrikhande, MD. She is the medical director and founder of Pelvic Rehabilitation Medicine (PMR), offering true multidisciplinary care for people with pelvic floor dysfunction.

Allyson shares what a pelvic health physiatrist does, saying “we’re trained really to look at the interplay between the organ systems with each other, as well as the organ systems with the fascia, the muscles, and the nervous system.” Physiatrists can serve as the quarterback for people with pelvic floor dysfunction, referring them to the various specialties. She also shares how all of us pelvic providers can work together and how the mind-body connection affects pelvic pain

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