Pelvic Pain: Understanding
the Full Scope of Differentials 

Discussion with Tracy Sher, Elise De, Beth Shelly, Kenneth Barron, and Charles Argoff


  • 2 hours
  • NY CEUs available
  • For other states, check for reciprocation or individual application


  • Immediate Access
  • This webinar is FREE to all!


  • Community Members and Medical and Fitness Professionals
  • No pre-requisites


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What can I expect?

In honor of Pelvic Pain Awareness Month, we teamed up with an incredibly brilliant panel of experts who want to spread education to patients/community members AND professionals. See the outline below for the range of topics covered in this webinar.

1) Tools and Resources in Managing Complex Pelvic Pain - Elise De MD
2) Muskoloskeletal Causes of Pelvic Pain – focusing on Pelvic Muscle Assessment – Beth Shelly, PT, DPT, WCS, BCB-PMD - Internationally known speaker in pelvic physical therapy and women’s / men’s health. She is board certified in women’s health and biofeedback for pelvic floor dysfunction.
3) Gynecologic Causes of Pelvic Pain - Kenny Barron, MD - Medical director and founder of the Center for Advanced Gynecology in Charlottesville, VA. His practice specializes in pelvic pain with a major focus on endometriosis surgery and management.
4) GU GI Causes of Pelvic Pain – Elise De, MD - Urology- Associate Professor of Surgery, FPMRS - Prolapse, Diverticulum, Fistula, Neurourology, Pain, Incontinence, and Voiding Dysfunction
Massachusetts General Hospital
5) Neurological Causes of Pelvic Pain – Charles Argoff, MD - Professor of Neurology and Director of the Comprehensive Pain Center at Albany Medical Center.
6) Tracy Sher will facilitate live discussions and questions


What people are saying:

Appreciate the time from you 5. Incredibly informative and I guess in some sense I felt for the first time that this is more common than I thought. Thank you for your time. Enjoyed this, very informative
Thank you this has been amazing! Thank you so much for the wonderful presentation! Great information!
mind-blowing! This is so helpful, daunting, and reassuring all at the same time. Thank you! Given the complexity of pelvic pain it makes me appreciate and celebrate all the more when patients who come in for PT report improved QOL and function.

What You Will Learn:

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Know where to access tools for complex pelvic pain management
  • List 3 possible causes musculoskeletal of pelvic pain 
  • Understand the litany of contributors to pelvic pain 
  • Understand where patients can find resources for self help 
  • Describe the signs of PFM tension myalgia 
  • List possible gynecologic causes of pelvic pain
  • List possible GU GI causes of pelvic pain
  • List possible neurological causes of pelvic pain
Learn ways to problem solve a variety of sexual health issues.
Feel comfortable navigating psychosocial nuances while learning practical skills to do so. 

Do you want to watch THIS webinar and ALL of our other webinars for one yearly price? 

The Global Pelvic Health Alliance Membership offering features designed to help you grow your clinical skills and build your business. 
  • Webinars: an amazing set of webinars (like this one) that are all included in the membership with the ability to be present at the live recording and ask questions to the presenters.
  • Illustrations: We have an illustration that creates anatomy illustrations for us. We are constantly looking for ways of presenting the anatomy in ways that are more accurate and descriptive.
  • Handouts: Using the illustrations and an amazing team of colleagues to help review, we create a collection of handouts for you to use with your patients/clients!
  • Premiere Directory Listing: While anyone can have a free directory listing, GPHAM members get to have a profile picture, live links, and photo galleries to stand out. 
  • Global Pelvic Health Support Community: In addition to resources, you can also ask to join the private FB page with hundreds of multidisciplinary professionals from around the world to help you out!

Tracy Sher, PT, DPT, CSCS - Your Host

Tracy Sher is a pelvic physical therapist and is the founder of Pelvic Guru, Pelvic Guru Academy, and the Global Pelvic Health Alliance Membership. She is also an instructor for Pelvic Guru Academy, teaching Pudendal Neuralgia and Complex Pelvic Pain Solutions. 

Elise J.B. De, MD

Associate Professor of Surgery 
Staff Urologist, Massachusetts General Hospital, Department of Urology and the Center for Pelvic Floor Disorders 
Director of Neurourology Services at Spaulding Rehabilitation Network 
Chair, Education Committee, International Continence Society 
Dr. Elise De specializes in Female Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery within the Department of Urology at Massachusetts General Hospital - Harvard Medical School in Boston MA. She is the Chair of the Education Committee and past member of the Ethics Committee for the International Continence Society, served on the Publications Committee of IUGA, and has served within the AUA and SUFU over the years. Her residency was in Urology and fellowship in Pelvic Medicine and Reconstructive Surgery under Lenaine Westney, John Hairston, and Gazala Siddiqui. Along with Dr. Philippe Zimmern, she co-edited the book Native Tissue Repair in Incontinence and Prolapse, a surgical atlas with over 20 chapters and videos comprising the full repertoire of native tissue vaginal reconstruction. Her clinical practice is composed of incontinence, prolapse, neurogenic bladder, pelvic pain and voiding dysfunction in men and women. She has spoken at meetings throughout the societies nationally and internationally. Her current research includes systems of care in pelvic floor disorders. Most recently she co-edited the book Facing Pelvic Pain, a book with 45 authors in 18 multidisciplinary specialties including Charles Argoff MD and Beth Shelly PT, DPT, WCS, BCB-PMD, giving people with pelvic pain (and their providers) the tools to diagnose and treat pelvic pain of all causes. Available at

Beth Shelly, PT, DPT, WCS, BCB-PMD

Board certified in women's health physical therapy 
Board certified in pelvic muscle dysfunction biofeedback 
Dr. Beth Shelly, PT, DPT, WCS, BCB-PMD, received her first physical therapy degree at Northeastern University, Boston, MA in 1985. She completed her Doctor of Physical Therapy at St Ambrose University, Davenport, IA in 2007. Dr. Shelly has been working in the field of women’s health for over 30 years and has authored 15 professional chapters and multiple articles. Her research on the education of physical therapists in pelvic floor dysfunction has been presented at national and international conferences. Dr Shelly is one of the primary creators and past speaker for the APTA Section on Women’s Health Certificate of Achievement in Pelvic Physical Therapy courses. Beth is an internationally known speaker in pelvic physical therapy and women’s / men’s health. She is board certified in women’s health and biofeedback for pelvic floor dysfunction. Beth owns a private PT practice in Moline, IL where she treats outpatients with various pelvic floor, obstetric, and lymphatic dysfunctions. 

Kenneth I Barron, MD

International Pelvic Pain Society Board of Directors
Medical director and founder of the Center for Advanced Gynecology
Kenneth I. Barron, M.D. is the medical director and founder of the Center for Advanced Gynecology. He grew up in Concord, Massachusetts before coming to Charlottesville in 1996 to attend the University of Virginia where he met his wife and fell in love with Charlottesville.
Dr. Barron and his wife returned to Massachusetts where they both attended medical school. After completing a four-year residency in obstetrics and gynecology Dr. Barron entered private practice in Fall River, Massachusetts. He later spent two years in Orlando, Florida completing an accredited American Association of Gynecologic Laparoscopists fellowship with a specific focus in chronic pelvic pain under the nationally recognized pelvic pain expert Georgine Lamvu, MD, MPH; current chairwoman of the International Pelvic Pain Society.
Additionally, Dr. Barron pursued a second fellowship in endometriosis surgery at the Center for Endometriosis Care in Atlanta, Georgia under Dr. Ken Sinervo, MD, MS. Returning to Charlottesville to practice medicine and raise a family has been a dream come true for Dr. Barron! Opening his own practice has allowed him to tailor his practice to individual patient needs in a more comfortable environment and to offer patients the most current and effective treatments learned from advanced fellowship training.

Charles Argoff MD

Professor of Neurology 
Albany Medical Center, Albany NY 
Charles E. Argoff, MD, is Professor of Neurology and Director of the Comprehensive Pain Center at Albany Medical Center. He conducted fellowship in developmental and metabolic neurology at the National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NIH/NINDS). Dr. Argoff is co-editor of the Neuropathic Pain Section of Pain Medicine. 
Dr. Argoff has written on many types of pain, including myofascial pain, spinal and radicular pain, and neuropathic pain. He has written on such treatments as topical analgesics, interventional pain management, botulinum toxins, and oral analgesics, and has contributed many book chapters. Dr. Argoff had an active role in the development of the diabetic peripheral neuropathic pain guidelines published in Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and he has contributed to other published neuropathic pain treatment guidelines. He is one of the editors of the textbook Raj's Practical Management of Pain. He published the third edition of Pain Management Secrets, and Co-Authored Small Nerves, Big Problems: A Comprehensive Patient Guide to Small Fiber Neuropathy.


What is the Cancelation & Refund Policy?
Individual GPHAM webinars are non-refundable. 
For other courses, the option for a full refund is available within 48 hours of purchase, however it is non-refundable upon either of these conditions:
  • You have viewed more than 50% of the course material
  • You have already claimed your CE certificate
If you need additional assistance with a refund or course concern, please email [email protected].
Will there be any part of this live course where I could be recorded?
Live participation parts of courses may be recorded live and screenshots maybe be taken by the instructor or the host. If your camera is on, your microphone is on, or you type comments in the comment section, your participation will be part of that recording. If you do not wish to be part of this recording, you will be responsible for keeping your video and audio recording OFF during any live recorded sessions. 
How can I use the handouts, videos, and course supplemental material?
You will be provided with online content and recordings of the course as well as slides and material related to the course. This material is for your personal use only.  Please do not use clips of video, screen captures, screenshots, or copying in any way, that you might be presenting it as your own (whether or not it is for financial gain). Sharing a screenshot to social media that is credited to the instructor and/or Pelvic Guru, LLC is acceptable. If you would like to use any of this content for an independent project, you need to discuss this directly with Pelvic Guru and the instructor of the course. 
Will I have to exercise or have a space to move for this course? 
Some of the Pelvic Guru Academy courses have sections in them in which you will have the option of doing movement at various levels. Understand that all physical therapy, rehabilitative, and strength training instruction and use of all facilities and equipment shall be done at you own risk, and please be physically and medically able to undertake any and all physical therapy, rehabilitative, and strength training instruction provided in the course.