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Welcome to "iCareBetter: Endo Unplugged," the podcast where we dive deep into the world of endometriosis, sharing personal stories, expert insights, and practical advice for better care.

Endometriosis is an estrogen mediated, inflammatory disease where endometrial-LIKE tissue is found outside of the uterus and impacts 1 in 10 people assigned female at birth.

iCareBetter: Endometriosis Unplugged Jandra Mueller DPT, MS

    • Health & Fitness

Welcome to "iCareBetter: Endo Unplugged," the podcast where we dive deep into the world of endometriosis, sharing personal stories, expert insights, and practical advice for better care.

Endometriosis is an estrogen mediated, inflammatory disease where endometrial-LIKE tissue is found outside of the uterus and impacts 1 in 10 people assigned female at birth.

    Season 2 Launch with Dr. Steve Vasilev

    Season 2 Launch with Dr. Steve Vasilev

    Dr. Steve Vasilev, a triple board-certified physician specializing in gynecology oncology, provides insights into the field of endometriosis surgery, particularly emphasizing the importance of surgical training and the utilization of robotics for enhanced precision. He discusses his own journey into this specialty, highlighting the improved optics and lesion recognition afforded by robotic technology.

    Furthermore, Dr. Vasilev delves into the challenges and inconsistencies within current endometriosis guidelines, stressing the crucial need for an accurate diagnosis before commencing treatment. Drawing from his experience in oncology, he suggests adopting evidence-based guidelines as a model for managing endometriosis more effectively.

    In addition to emphasizing the importance of comprehensive symptom evaluation and a functional medicine approach, Dr. Vasilev introduces the iCare Better clinics, which aim to provide integrated care for endometriosis patients. He underscores the significance of these clinics in coordinating various aspects of care under one roof, including recurrence monitoring and marker-guided treatment decisions.

    Overall, Dr. Vasilev's discussion encompasses the nuances of endometriosis diagnosis and treatment, highlighting the importance of precision, coordination, and advancements in research and technology to improve patient outcomes in this complex condition.



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    Thank you again for joining us, please share, rate, and review. We will be taking a break and will be announcing some exciting news in the near future. We will be back with more episodes and conversations for you soon!

    If you or someone you know is impacted by endometriosis, we invite you to join the iCareBetter community and take action today:


    Subscribe: Subscribe to "iCareBetter: Endo Unplugged" on your favorite podcast platform to stay updated on the latest episodes, stories, and expert insights.


    Share Your Story: Your story matters! Share your personal journey with endometriosis and help inspire others. Connect with us on our website or social media platforms to share your experiences.
    Spread Awareness: Be an advocate for endometriosis awareness. Share episodes of "iCareBetter: Endo Unplugged" with your friends, family, and healthcare providers to increase understanding and promote empathy.
    Seek Support: Connect with others who understand your experiences. Join online support groups, participate in local endometriosis events, and find resources that can provide the support you need.

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    iCareBetter

    Website: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠www.iCareBetter.com⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Instagram: ⁠@iCareBetter⁠
    Youtube: ⁠@iCareBetter⁠
    Facebook: ⁠@iCareBetter⁠
    Twitter: ⁠@iCareBetter⁠

    Jandra Mueller, DPT, MS

    Website: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠www.pelvicpainrehab.com⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Instagram: ⁠@pelvichealth⁠//⁠@pelvichealthsd⁠
    Youtube: ⁠@PelvicHealth⁠
    Tik Tok: ⁠@pelvicpainrehab⁠
    Facebook: ⁠@pelvicpainphysicaltherapy

    *Please note that the information shared in this podcast is for educational purposes only and should not be considered medical advice. Consult with your healthcare provider for personalized guidance and treatment options specific to your situation.*


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    Exciting News!

    Exciting News!

    We are back with a bonus episode to share some exciting news. Season 2 of Endometriosis Unplugged will be back in March 2024 with more episodes and stories.



    iCareBetter is also announcing the opening of long-term care centers for those suffering from endometriosis to provide ancillary services with a focus on those with endometriosis and pelvic pain.



    Long-term care centers for endometriosis can be crucial because endometriosis is a chronic condition that requires ongoing management and support. Here's why such centers are necessary:


    Specialized Care: Endometriosis requires specialized care from healthcare providers who understand the complexity of the condition. Long-term care centers can offer a multidisciplinary approach involving gynecologists, pain specialists, psychologists, and other healthcare professionals who specialize in managing endometriosis.


    Comprehensive Treatment: Endometriosis often requires a combination of treatments, including medication, hormonal therapy, pain management strategies, and sometimes surgery. Long-term care centers can provide comprehensive treatment plans tailored to individual patients' needs, ensuring that they receive the most effective care over time.


    Management of Symptoms: Endometriosis symptoms can vary widely among individuals and may change over time. A long-term care center can help patients manage their symptoms effectively through regular monitoring, adjustments to treatment plans, and support for coping with pain, fatigue, and other challenges associated with the condition.


    Supportive Environment: Living with endometriosis can be physically and emotionally challenging. Long-term care centers can provide a supportive environment where patients can connect with others who understand their experiences, access educational resources, and receive emotional support from healthcare providers and peers.


    Continuity of Care: Endometriosis is a chronic condition that often requires lifelong management. Long-term care centers can provide continuity of care, ensuring that patients have access to consistent medical support and monitoring over the long term.


    Overall, long-term care centers for endometriosis play a vital role in improving the quality of life for individuals living with this condition by providing specialized care, comprehensive treatment, and ongoing support.


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    • 47 min
    #19 Confronting the Past: A Historical Look at Sexual Pain with Molly Bachmann, DPT

    #19 Confronting the Past: A Historical Look at Sexual Pain with Molly Bachmann, DPT

    "We must acknowledge the history of mistrust in women's healthcare to break free from its chains and build a future of empowerment and equality."



    We have reached the finale of season one and are looking to the past to understand where we are today.



    *** TRIGGER WARNING EPISODE ****



    Today's guest is Molly Bachmann, DPT, a colleague of mine here at PHRC, incredible human and so passionate about the work we do. Molly shares with us an essay written by Hannah Srajer, a PhD student in history at Yale University and received the Louis Pelzer Memorial Award for 2022 for her brilliant work on the history of vaginismus. Read the article here!

    While this episode may stir up feelings of unease in many, it is so important to understand where our medical system and society began rooting its understanding about female sexual pain.

    To all people who suffer from pelvic pain, and have been dismissed, gaslight, are still struggling, or have found your answers, this episode is for you.

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    About Molly:

    Molly Bachmann is a Doctor of Physical Therapy at Pelvic Health and Rehabilitation, Birth Doula, Faculty member at University of Pittsburgh and Research Coordinator at USC in the Applied Movement and Pain Laboratory at University of Southern California.

    She attended the University of Oklahoma, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Ballet Performance and Global Health. After studying public health in India, China, and South Africa, she worked as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Sierra Leone during the Ebola crisis.

    Molly has also spent many summers teaching English, dance, and art at the American School in Switzerland. Molly graduated with her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Pittsburgh where she was President of her class.

    Molly has worked in orthopedics and pelvic health since graduating, has traveled to Kenya Medical Training College in 2022 to train new Pelvic Health Physios, and is a part of the mentor team at PHRC.

    She loves helping patients across the gender spectrum reach their goals, teaching all about pelvic health and is excited to now be offering services in Ohio.

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    Thank you again for joining us, please share, rate, and review. We will be taking a break and will be announcing some exciting news in the near future. We will be back with more episodes and conversations for you soon!

    If you or someone you know is impacted by endometriosis, we invite you to join the iCareBetter community and take action today:



    Subscribe: Subscribe to "iCareBetter: Endo Unplugged" on your favorite podcast platform to stay updated on the latest episodes, stories, and expert insights.


    Share Your Story: Your story matters! Share your personal journey with endometriosis and help inspire others. Connect with us on our website or social media platforms to share your experiences.
    Spread Awareness: Be an advocate for endometriosis awareness. Share episodes of "iCareBetter: Endo Unplugged" with your friends, family, and healthcare providers to increase understanding and promote empathy.
    Seek Support: Connect with others who understand your experiences. Join online support groups, participate in local endometriosis events, and find resources that can provide the support you need.

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    iCareBetter

    Website: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠www.iCareBetter.com⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Instagram: ⁠@iCareBetter⁠
    Youtube: ⁠@iCareBetter⁠
    Facebook: ⁠@iCareBetter⁠
    Twitter: ⁠@iCareBetter⁠

    Jandra Mueller, DPT, MS

    Website: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠www.pelvicpainrehab.com⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Instagram: ⁠@pelvichealth⁠//⁠@pelvichealthsd⁠
    Youtube: ⁠@PelvicHealth⁠
    Tik Tok: ⁠@pelvicpainrehab⁠
    Facebook: ⁠@pelvicpainphysicaltherapy

    *Please note that the information shared in this podcast is for educational purposes only and should not be considered medical advice. Consult with you

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    #18 Britt Gosse-Jesus - Pelvic floor PT shares her story with endo and finding care in the midwest

    #18 Britt Gosse-Jesus - Pelvic floor PT shares her story with endo and finding care in the midwest

    Britt is many things, she really is a super-person actually. She is a pelvic floor PT, mom, wife, teacher, friend, colleague, mentor... just to name a few. She is the co-creator of our course which is aimed at educating other healthcare providers in the management of endometriosis.

    Today, she shares her journey with us, and it is quite the wild divine story. Finding providers in the mid-west is no joke, and we are lucky to have her helping those in need.

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    Britt received her Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) from Clarke University in 2016. Following receipt of her DPT, Britt entered into the pelvic health world and didn't turn back. Britt is a Board Certified Women's Health Clinical Specialist through the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists. Britt is also certified in Dry Needling, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, and a S.T.R.I.D.E Compression Specialist. Britt practices in the Midwest in an outpatient orthopedic setting. Her clinical practice is predominantly in pelvic health across the spectrum of age, gender, and diagnosis, with a niche in female pelvic pain. Britt's caseload also includes some oncology-related rehabilitation, such as lymphedema, and some general orthopedic diagnoses.

    Britt is involved in teaching continuing education courses, nationally, in content areas related to pelvic health for other physical therapists. She is a co-author, with Jandra Mueller, of the continuing education courses Be A Warrior for Your Warrior and Endometriosis 101, created to educated other providers on management of endometriosis.

    Britt has endometriosis herself and has navigated the all too familiar journey of many others in seeking treatment and care. Her personal journey continues to fuel her passion for patient advocacy, better education and resource availability to patients and providers, and better care options and access to patients, especially those with endometriosis.

    When she is not in the clinic Britt can be found pursuing further knowledge in pelvic health, spending time with her family and friends, in the garden or tending to plants, being outdoors, or completing a home project.

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    Thank you again for joining us, please share, rate, and review. We hope you join us every week for new episodes!

    If you or someone you know is impacted by endometriosis, we invite you to join the iCareBetter community and take action today:



    Subscribe: Subscribe to "iCareBetter: Endo Unplugged" on your favorite podcast platform to stay updated on the latest episodes, stories, and expert insights.


    Share Your Story: Your story matters! Share your personal journey with endometriosis and help inspire others. Connect with us on our website or social media platforms to share your experiences.
    Spread Awareness: Be an advocate for endometriosis awareness. Share episodes of "iCareBetter: Endo Unplugged" with your friends, family, and healthcare providers to increase understanding and promote empathy.
    Seek Support: Connect with others who understand your experiences. Join online support groups, participate in local endometriosis events, and find resources that can provide the support you need.

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    iCareBetter

    Website: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠www.iCareBetter.com⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Instagram: ⁠@iCareBetter⁠
    Youtube: ⁠@iCareBetter⁠
    Facebook: ⁠@iCareBetter⁠
    Twitter: ⁠@iCareBetter⁠

    Jandra Mueller, DPT, MS

    Website: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠www.pelvicpainrehab.com⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Instagram: ⁠@pelvichealth⁠//⁠@pelvichealthsd⁠
    Youtube: ⁠@PelvicHealth⁠
    Tik Tok: ⁠@pelvicpainrehab⁠
    Facebook: ⁠@pelvicpainphysicaltherapy

    *Please note that the information shared in this podcast is for educational purposes only and should not be considered medical advice. Consult with your healthcare provider for personalized guidance and treatment options specific to your situation.*


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    #17 Alyssa Yee, MD - Urologist & Sexual Medicine Expert

    #17 Alyssa Yee, MD - Urologist & Sexual Medicine Expert

    Dr. Alyssa Yee is a Sexual Medicine Physician and Reconstructive Urologist who completed her clinical fellowship at San Diego Sexual Medicine in 2021-2022 under the mentorship of Dr. Irwin Goldstein. In her fellowship, she was awarded the SMSNA Foundation Research grant to investigate the pathophysiology of neuroproliferative vestibulodynia–a painful sexual condition of the vulva. Drawing from her research, Dr. Yee innovated the first sub-epithelial complete vestibulectomy surgery, allowing for decreased blood loss and post-operative pain with excellent response.

    Dr. Yee proudly draws on her experience as a patient advocate for the Crime Victims Treatment Center of New York as the inspiration for pursuing a medical career and for providing compassionate care. A long-time New Yorker, she is an esteemed graduate of SUNY Downstate College of Medicine and holds a bachelor’s degree in Architecture from Barnard College at Columbia University. She complete a urological surgery residency at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn.

    Her Professional and research interests include neuroproliferative vestibulodynia, genitourinary syndrome of menopause, hormonally mediate sexual pain, reconstructive urology, access to care, and penile prosthetic surgery. She is involved in several health-related non-profit organizations and sits on the medical advisory board for World Vasectomy Day as well as the Tight Lipped podcast. In her spare time, Dr. Yee loves cooking, dancing, and flying trapeze. She is thrilled to join Dr. Goldstein as a partner at San Diego Sexual Medicine for continued research and patient care. 

    Alyssa Yee, MD - https://alyssayeemd.com

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    Thank you again for joining us, please share, rate, and review. We hope you join us every week for new episodes!

    If you or someone you know is impacted by endometriosis, we invite you to join the iCareBetter community and take action today:



    Subscribe: Subscribe to "iCareBetter: Endo Unplugged" on your favorite podcast platform to stay updated on the latest episodes, stories, and expert insights.


    Share Your Story: Your story matters! Share your personal journey with endometriosis and help inspire others. Connect with us on our website or social media platforms to share your experiences.
    Spread Awareness: Be an advocate for endometriosis awareness. Share episodes of "iCareBetter: Endo Unplugged" with your friends, family, and healthcare providers to increase understanding and promote empathy.
    Seek Support: Connect with others who understand your experiences. Join online support groups, participate in local endometriosis events, and find resources that can provide the support you need.

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    iCareBetter

    Website: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠www.iCareBetter.com⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Instagram: ⁠@iCareBetter⁠
    Youtube: ⁠@iCareBetter⁠
    Facebook: ⁠@iCareBetter⁠
    Twitter: ⁠@iCareBetter⁠

    Jandra Mueller, DPT, MS

    Website: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠www.pelvicpainrehab.com⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠

    Instagram: ⁠@pelvichealth⁠//⁠@pelvichealthsd⁠
    Youtube: ⁠@PelvicHealth⁠
    Tik Tok: ⁠@pelvicpainrehab⁠
    Facebook: ⁠@pelvicpainphysicaltherapy

    *Please note that the information shared in this podcast is for educational purposes only and should not be considered medical advice. Consult with your healthcare provider for personalized guidance and treatment options specific to your situation.*


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    • 44 min
    #16 Ana's Story: Part 2

    #16 Ana's Story: Part 2

    We're back with part 2 of Ana's story - how is she feeling now? Ana shares a ton of tips she felt were helpful in prepping for surgery, recovery and insights she's reflected on.
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    Thank you again for joining us, please share, rate, and review. We hope you join us every week for new episodes!

    If you or someone you know is impacted by endometriosis, we invite you to join the iCareBetter community and take action today:



    Subscribe: Subscribe to "iCareBetter: Endo Unplugged" on your favorite podcast platform to stay updated on the latest episodes, stories, and expert insights.


    Share Your Story: Your story matters! Share your personal journey with endometriosis and help inspire others. Connect with us on our website or social media platforms to share your experiences.
    Spread Awareness: Be an advocate for endometriosis awareness. Share episodes of "iCareBetter: Endo Unplugged" with your friends, family, and healthcare providers to increase understanding and promote empathy.
    Seek Support: Connect with others who understand your experiences. Join online support groups, participate in local endometriosis events, and find resources that can provide the support you need.

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    iCareBetter
    Website: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠www.iCareBetter.com⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠
    Instagram: ⁠@iCareBetter⁠
    Youtube: ⁠@iCareBetter⁠
    Facebook: ⁠@iCareBetter⁠
    Twitter: ⁠@iCareBetter⁠

    Jandra Mueller, DPT, MS
    Website: ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠www.pelvicpainrehab.com⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠
    Instagram: ⁠@pelvichealth⁠//⁠@pelvichealthsd⁠
    Youtube: ⁠@PelvicHealth⁠
    Tik Tok: ⁠@pelvicpainrehab⁠
    Facebook: ⁠@pelvicpainphysicaltherapy

    *Please note that the information shared in this podcast is for educational purposes only and should not be considered medical advice. Consult with your healthcare provider for personalized guidance and treatment options specific to your situation.*

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    • 1 hr 49 min

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