PHRC cofounders, Elizabeth Akinicilar and Stephanie Prendergast, opened PHRC's first location in San Francisco in 2006. Since that time, they have opened four additional clinics and co-authored the book Pelvic Pain Explained in 2016. They also publish weekly information posts on their award-winning blog, “As The Pelvis Turns". The PHRC team has dedicated their careers to raising awareness about pelvic floor disorders and providing the highest quality of care to people recovering from pelvic pain, bladder, bowel, and sexual dysfunction. In 2013, Stephanie Prendergast was the first physical therapist to become President of the International Pelvic Pain Society.
Pelvic floor physical therapist, Melinda Fontaine DPT, has been with PHRC for seven years and is spearheading this new venture in conjunction with Rachael Cabreira NP, of Innovative Wellness.
Over the past 13 years, this caring team of pelvic floor physical therapists has helped thousands of patients recover from bothersome symptoms. They lecture regularly, have authored numerous publications, and have a reputation for being the best in the field due to their tireless passion in helping patients with these deeply intimate issues.
This clinic offers nonsurgical medical and physical therapy treatments for pelvic floor disorders in women, men and children. Our rehabilitation programs have effective treatments for many different issues. These include:
- Pelvic pain syndromes: These syndromes include vulvodynia, interstitial cystitis, pudendal neuralgia, chronic pelvic pain syndrome, nonbacterial chronic prostatitis, coccydynia, and pelvic girdle pain.
- Low-tone pelvic floor disorders: These disorders include pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence and post-surgical rehabilitation after pelvic floor reconstruction and prostatectomy.
- Sexual dysfunction: This includes painful sex, anorgasmia, erectile dysfunction, post-ejaculatory pain, and hormonal issues associated with perimenopause and menopause.
- Pregnancy and postpartum pelvic health services: These services cover pregnancy-related pain, urine leakage during and after pregnancy, painful sex, and much more.