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Pelvic and Sexual Pain with Shan Morrison

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This week on the podcast we interview ADHDer and physiotherapist Shan Morrison. Shan is a Specialist Women’s, Men’s & Pelvic Health Physiotherapist and fellow of the Australian College of Physiotherapists. She has practiced exclusively in pelvic health for 30 years, and is the director of Women’s & Men’s Health Physiotherapy: a private practice based in Melbourne that exists to restore pelvic health and empower every person to live their best life. Shan’s clinical passion is being part of a like-minded multi-disciplinary team that takes a whole person approach to supporting those experiencing persistent pelvic and sexual pain.


In this episode we cover:


  1. Shan’s experience of neurodivergence, particularly as an ND physiotherapist, and her path to discovering her own neurodivergence.
  2. The role of a Pelvic Health Physiotherapist in general, and we learn all about Shan’s specialty of pelvic pain, including the causes of persistent pelvic pain, some common pelvic pain conditions, and factors that contribute to persistent pelvic pain.
  3. Shan’s approach to treating persistent pelvic pain wholistically – what does this involve and how does she do this in her practice.
  4. The overlap of neurodivergence and persistent pain conditions.
  5. Why is it so important to screen for multiple aspects of an individual’s mental and physical health as a health professional, regardless of your specific speciality.
  6. What to do if you are experiencing persistent pelvic pain.



You can connect with Shan via her practice website – –  or by email:  


Shan recommends the following resources:




Things we mentioned:


  • Michelle’s on-demand webinar that Shan mentioned, for allied health professionals on Identifying Neurodivergence, can be accessed directly here or through our website
  • You can access the study Shan mentioned on psychoeducational needs around persistent pelvic pain in women here.
  • The qualitative study on heterosexual sexual satisfaction that Michelle mentioned is in ‘Girls & Sex’ by Peggy Orenstein



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