Wise-Anderson Protocol in Treating the Self-Feeding Cycle of Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

The developers of the Wise-Anderson Protocol for pelvic pain have observed that pelvic floor dysfunction has been resistant to medical treatment because of what the authors of the 6th edition of A Headache in the Pelvis called the tension-anxiety-pain-protective guarding cycle. This is a cycle in which chronic tension in the pelvic muscles–typically the result…

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Wise-Anderson Protocol and the Role of Chronic Nervous System Arousal in Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

One of the major insights of the Wise-Anderson Protocol for the treatment of pelvic pain in pelvic floor dysfunction is that chronic autonomic nervous system arousal triggers a ongoing painful contraction of the muscles in and around the pelvis. This insight is reflected in the Wise-Anderson Protocol’s strong focus on training patients with pelvic pain…

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Wise-Anderson Protocol – Study Shows Reduced Need for Medication in Pelvic Pain Patients

Patients who take medication for chronic pain rarely voluntarily stop taking their medications. However, a new study was published in the February 2015 issue of Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback that shows a third of patients using the Wise-Anderson Protocol voluntarily were able to stop taking their medications for their pelvic pain symptoms after six months.…

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Wise-Anderson Protocol – The Necessity of Reducing Anxiety In Successful Treatment of Pelvic Pain

The developers of the Wise-Anderson Protocol for the treatment of a certain set of specific chronic pelvic pain syndromes have discovered that lowering anxiety and nervous system arousal is an indispensable component of effectively reducing chronic pelvic pain. David Wise, PhD, one of the Wise-Anderson Protocol developers, calls the need to lower autonomic nervous system…

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Wise-Anderson Protocol – The Trigger Point Wand Proven To Help Pelvic Pain

In the last several decades, it has been discovered that myofascial trigger points, taut bands of painful muscle, are central sites of pain in many men and women suffering with a variety of pelvic floor pain syndromes. Over this period of time a growing number of physical therapists have treated these trigger points internally with…

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