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Persistent Pelvic Pain Syndrome (PPPS) is a debilitating condition that has a huge negative impact on men’s physical, emotional and social health and wellbeing. It is more common than you think, with a study reporting 8% of Australian men identify as having pelvic pain. It is particularly distressing as many of the things men take for granted – sitting, walking, exercising, urinating, defaecating, sexual arousal and ejaculation - can cause crippling, agonising pain.
Endometriosis, a disease affecting 1 in 10 Australian women, can have devastating effects on many aspects of a woman’s life. Women with endometriosis typically deal with a huge variety of symptoms with the most significant usually being pain. This case study follows one of our patients, Sarah, on her road to recovery from endometriosis.

Stacey came to see one of our Physio’s at WMHP for help with her bladder control. She was feeling very embarrassed, and was avoiding catching up with friends or going to Mothers Group because she was scared of having an accident. She was feeling very overwhelmed ...