6-day Treatment Clinic
About the Wise-Anderson Clinics for Pelvic Pain Syndromes
The Wise-Anderson Protocol is a pioneering treatment that was developed over an 8 year period at Stanford University in the Department of Urology. In the latest published research, it was shown to help a large majority of patients who attended the 6-day immersion clinic we offer who were suffering from muscle based pelvic pain and dysfunction.
The Wise-Anderson Protocol focuses on training patients who suffer from pelvic pain and dysfunction to learn how to rehabilitate the chronically contracted and spastic muscles of the pelvic floor and to relax the tension of the pelvic muscles and the arousal of the nervous system that feeds and perpetuates chronic pelvic pain. It is now offered privately to eligible patients in a monthly 6-day immersion clinic held in Santa Rosa, California.
The clinic is limited to 14 patients who learn the protocol in private and group sessions. The aim of these clinics is to train patients in how to reduce or resolve their pelvic pain and related symptoms without the need for ongoing professional assistance.
In the past there has been no solution
New treatment that rehabilitates the pelvic muscles
Our patients are typically people who have had pain and dysfunction for years, have seen numerous doctors, and have unsuccessfully used the conventional treatments.We have established these monthly 6 day clinics to allow us to treat in a 6 day period patients who live far away. They are the most effective and comprehensive form of the treatment available described in A Headache in the Pelvis. Perhaps the greatest suffering for patients with pelvic pain syndromes is the sense of helplessness that patients feel in the presence of their pelvic pain and dysfunction. The aim of the Wise-Anderson Protocol is to empower patients to help resolve their own symptoms.
When we are successful in helping people with this problem, we are able to give them tools to reduce or abate their symptoms. When participants comply with the home practice portion of the protocol, some clear windows of symptom reduction can often be seen within a few days. Stable reduction or resolution of symptoms can take months to a few years and in many individuals who respond to our treatment, improvement tends to continue over time with the use of the protocol.These clinics train participants to do self-treatment at home. They are done in a small group and consist of approximately 20-30 hours of treatment over the period of 6 days.
PELVIC FLOOR PHYSIOTHERAPY FOR PELVIC PAIN AND THE WISE-ANDERSON PROTOCOL: WHAT WE HAVE LEARNED IN THE PAST 18 YEARS