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Vaginismus Medical Management, Dr. Allyson Shrikhande

November 22, 2022 Candice Langford Season 2 Episode 4
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Vaginismus Medical Management, Dr. Allyson Shrikhande
Show Notes

Vaginismus Medical  Management, Dr. Allyson Shrikhande

In todays episode, Dr. Allyson Shrikhande from @pelvicrehabilitation shares generously about a medical management approach to treating patients with GPPPD, namely vaginismus.

We highlight that vaginismus treatment is not one dimensional, and that patients typically engage with a multidisciplinary team (not limited to physiotherapy, psychology and medical doctors). Dr. Shrikhande details the medical facet of treatment utilised by the Pelvic Rehabilitation Medicine team. 

 Todays Guest: 

Dr. Allyson Shrikhande, a board certified Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation specialist, is the Chief Medical Officer of Pelvic Rehabilitation Medicine. 

She is also the Chair of the Medical Education Committee for the International Pelvic Pain Society. She works with other experts in the field of chronic pelvic pain to develop training modules for residents and physicians interested in learning about the diagnosis, treatment, and management of chronic pelvic pain. 

Dr. Shrikhande is passionate about this cause and dedicated to helping men and women with pelvic pain who often suffer without anyone willing to listen, understand or find the cause of their pain. 

With an extensive background in mainstream clinical medicine, she also makes use of many alternatives, holistic and homeopathic approaches. She has published peer-reviewed articles on the treatment of muscle pain in academic journals and works closely with renowned pelvic pain gynecologists and urologists. 

Taking a team approach, she works with specialists in pelvic floor physical therapy, kinetics and movement, as well as acupuncturists, nutritionists, cognitive behavioral therapists and functional medicine physicians. 


Website: Dr. Allyson Shrikhande

IG/FB: @pelvicrehabilitation

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