The Birth of Conservative Management, Prescription Drug Applications, and Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy

  • Rebecca RinkoEmail author
  • Nima Shah
  • Melissa Dawson
  • Kristene Whitmore


Although there is still much to learn about interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome (IC/BPS), the options for treating the symptoms of the disease have expanded significantly over the last 30 years. Many of the newly accepted choices for managing IC/BPS symptoms are conservative measures that have become the mainstay of treatment for many patients. Much of the focus for treatment has been on the bladder. Another key component in the management of IC/BPS is to treat the pelvic floor along with the bladder.


Interstitial Cystitis/bladder Pain Syndrome (IC/BPS) Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome (CPPS) Contextual Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CCBT) Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy (OMT) Prelievi 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rebecca Rinko
    • 1
    Email author
  • Nima Shah
    • 1
  • Melissa Dawson
    • 1
  • Kristene Whitmore
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyDrexel University College of MedicinePhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.Division of Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyDrexel University College of Medicine, Chair of Urology and Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive surgeryPhiladelphiaUSA

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