Finding the Driver in Pelvic Pain

CorePhysio CEO and Clinician, Elizabeth Hampton, will be presenting her course, Finding the Driver in Pelvic Pain, at Marquette University in April in her capacity as a faculty member of the Herman & Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute. In a recent interview, she explained what motivates and inspires her to share her knowledge and expertise in pelvic rehab through teaching, as well as the ONE thing she would like ALL clinicians to know about this fascinating specialty. For the full scoop, check out the Herman & Wallace website.

What does Elizabeth find most rewarding about treating clients with pelvic pain and disfunction?

"My goal is to make my clients feel safe, comfortable, heard and empowered. I want them to know exactly what to expect, the mechanical and physiologic reasons behind their symptoms, and that they are not defined by their condition. If I help someone with knee pain return to running, I can help them return to 5K’s. If I help someone with their bowel, bladder or sexual health, I can change every minute of every day of the rest of their lives.

Pelvic health is an important component of our clinical practice at CorePhysio. Of our eight clinicians, four have specific training and certification in pelvic health, providing us with a depth of skill and experience unparalleled in the region. This enables our clinicians to consider hip, back, and lower extremity pain or impingement through a different lens. As Elizabeth points out,

"If you have a client with sacral pain, don’t you want to understand all factors that could be contributing to that? So many times the pelvic floor is like the ‘canary in the coalmine’ that is a symptom of something else going on within the system. You may the first and only clinician who truly understands the big picture and has the toolbox to help your clients. You could change so many lives by getting over any fears and embracing the ability to provide comprehensive care.

She has a simpler way of putting it too. Anyone who knows her well has probably heard her slightly cheeky mantra...

"Rumor has it that everything in the body is connected."