Do you suffer from persistent pelvic pain and have been told that it is “all in your head”? If so, you are not alone.
Ashlie Crewe, a Physical Therapist with a Psychology degree, embarks on a journey to help patients manage their chronic pain using neuroscience, only to find her own trial by fire as she discovers a unique way to challenge a patient's overprotective nervous system.
“The beautiful thing, good and bad, is that physical therapists, we're not allowed to prescribe medicine in the United States. So I think one of the cool things about my job then is we're really taught to work with the human body, and we're not allowed to order imaging, we're not allowed to prescribe medications.”
Who is Ashlie Crewe?
Ashlie Crewe is a Pelvic Health physical therapist and teacher/mentor to Pelvic Health physical therapists across the United States. She has a passion for neuroscience, psychology, and Pelvic Health, making her an expert in persistent pelvic pain.
Ashlie Crewe found her true calling when she attended her first pelvic health class after physical therapy school. The class blew her mind and she knew the neuroscience of pain was the way to help patients with persistent pelvic pain. She quickly developed her skills and started to understand how to apply the neuroscience of pain to her practice.
Ashlie creates a space with her patients to make them feel safe and trusts them to choose their own treatment path. She assesses their tissues, looking for any signs of adherence, and then checks their nervous system to see how it responds. Through this practice, she helps to rewrite the painful stories her patients have been told and shows them that physical therapy can provide them with lasting relief.
In this episode, you will learn the following:
1. How does physical therapy help treat chronic pain and persistent pain conditions?
2. How does the relationship with a therapist impact a patient's improvement?
3. How can physical therapists use neuroscience to assess and treat pelvic pain?
Watch the interview on persistent pelvic pain here:
International Pelvic Pain Society – https://www.pelvicpain.org/
Drayer Physical Therapy for northeast USA – https://drayer.urpt.com/
Upstream Rehabilitation for accross USA – https://urpt.com/
Other episodes you'll enjoy:
Lichen Sclerosus and Overactive Pelvic Floor – https://youtu.be/mxQjC3jEoYg
Dr. Rachel Rubin: Unlocking Clitoral Fusing Through Non-surgical Lysis – https://youtu.be/F5KO5LGXRx0
Vulva Checks for Lichen Sclerosus: Everything You Need To Know – https://youtu.be/E9fnXDh5up4
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