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Chronic Pelvic Pain Clinic at the Women’s

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The following information comes from the Women’s Chronic Pelvic Pain Clinic webpage. This page also provides a fact sheet available for download as a printable PDF.

The clinic offers an alternative approach for women who have tried other treatment options but still have a high level of pain. The staff in the clinic come from a range of health professions. Together we will work with you to explore the range of possible causes for your pain and to offer ways to treat or to help you manage your pain.

There is good evidence to suggest that this approach to chronic pain is beneficial.

Our aim is to work with you to increase your quality of life.

What is chronic pelvic pain?

Chronic pelvic pain is pain that you have had in your pelvis for more than six months. The pain may be there all the time or it might come and go. There are many possible causes for chronic pelvic pain, but sometimes the cause may never be found.

When a cause cannot be found for your pain, treatment is aimed at helping you to manage it so as to improve your quality of life.

What do we do?

Pain can be influenced by physical, social and psychological factors. Our team is trained to look at the things in your life that may be adding to your experience of pain.

Because every woman’s history or experience of pain is different, we begin by doing a very thorough assessment of your pain. After a full assessment by all the health practitioners, we will meet to decide a treatment plan for you.

Some women may also benefit from a group program which runs for two hours, each week, for 12 weeks. The program aims to reduce pain and more importantly improve function.

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My list of practitioners

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The most supported I’ve felt is when I’ve come across a practitioner who listens and wants to work with me specifically. I mean really take note of what’s going on and want to learn themselves too. Chronic pain is still so difficult to understand, and of course I can’t recommend or even suggest that my experience might be a solution for someone else but I can provide the contact details for ‘team Soula’.

Stage 1: The Search
Dr Harry Crock, retired
Mr Roy Carey, East Melbourne
Professor Michael Quinn The Women’s, The Royal Women’s Hosptial, Parkville
Pond Massage Water Wellness P/L, Collingwood
Pam Frost, Massage therapist, Inspiral Bodywork, Fitzroy

Stage 2: Implant
Dr Kathy Yu, Melbourne Sports Medicine Centre, Melbourne
Pam Frost, Massage therapist, Yoga Healing Centre, Fitzroy
Professor Teddy, Neurosurgeon, Precision Neurosurgery, Melbourne
Marilyn Lock, Knowbody Studios (Holistic physiotherapy), East Melbourne
Pam Frost, Massage therapist, Inspiral Bodywork, Fitzroy

Stage 3: Diagnosis
(All stage 2 practitioners)
Robert Postlethwaite, Psychiatrist, Freemasons Medical Centre, East Melbourne
The Women’s – Anne Florence Plante, Physiotherapist, RWH Physiotherapy department, chronic pelvic pain clinic
Dr Peter Courtney, Melbourne Pain Group, Glen Waverley
Pam Frost, Massage therapist, Inspiral Bodywork, Fitzroy

Stage 4: Treatment
Dr Peter Courtney, Melbourne Pain Group, Glen Waverley
The Women’s – Anne Florence Plante, Physiotherapist, RWH Physiotherapy department, chronic pelvic pain clinic
Raffaele Vavala, Traditional Chinese Medicine, 4a Mitchell Street Northcote
Pam Frost, Massage therapist, Inspiral Bodywork, Fitzroy

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