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In this episode with physical therapist Dr. Saliie Sarrel we talk about endometriosis. Dr. Sarrel received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). Additionally, she has a Master’s of Arts and Teaching from the University of Vermont with a dual focus in Sports and Nutrition Education. She is a former lecturer on Gynopathology at UMDNJ. She is certified in New Jersey by the National Athletic Trainer’s Association as a Certified Athletic Trainer and has worked with many professional sports teams and Division I universities. Prior to opening her own practice, Dr. Sarrel worked with a variety of populations ranging from athletes to children with neurodevelopmental disorders. Her work in the treatment of endometriosis and dyspareunia is unparalled, with support from the Endometriosis Foundation of America (EFA) and the Endometriosis Research Center (ERC). Recent data linking pelvic and jaw pain makes her world-renowned experience in treating temporal-mandibular joint dysfunction syndrome (TMJ) an important part of her practice as well.
World Renowned for her program to treat endometriosis pain, Sallie was among the first physical therapist to be invited to teach in China. She also has spoke at numerous surgical conferences and stresses the message that women can live better lives with endometriosis. She is a strong believer in empowerment over your pain.
In this episode you will learn:
* What is endometriosis
* How is it diagnosed
* What are the common signs and symptoms and when should you seek out an endometriosis specialist for diagnosis and treatment
* What are the available treatments
* How can physical therapy be utilized for endo patients
This is such an important episode as so many women are diagnosed late in the progression of endometriosis and the results can be devastating. The more you know the quicker you can get to the right medical professionals and receive the care you need!
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