Could the Wise-Anderson Protocol Be the Treatment You Need to Relieve Your Pelvic Pain?

You have consistent pelvic pain. You’ve tried everything you can think of, but you’re not getting the results you need. If this is your situation, it’s time to look into the Wise-Anderson Protocol to help relieve your pelvic pain.

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When you have pelvic pain, you’re desperate to try to get rid of it. You’ll try this, that, and the other—anything to help you find relief.

At least, that’s how it was for me when I was having intense pelvic pain. I researched, I tried, it failed, I cried.

That was an agonizing period of my life that is happily behind me.

And, although the Wise-Anderson Protocol wasn’t what ended up giving me relief (my umbilical hernia was the cause of my pelvic pain), it was a pain-relief method that I discovered on my quest to fix whatever was hurting me.

Related: The Complete List of Umbilical Hernia Symptoms in Adults (Surprise! There’s Only One Symptom.)

But, maybe you weren’t aware you could use try exercises to relieve your pelvic pain before investing in costly treatment? Maybe you didn’t know that tight and weak muscles are often the cause of hip and pelvic pain?

If that’s true for you, click here to download your free copy of The Secret to IMMEDIATE + LASTING Pain Relief. This digital guide has taught hundreds of people the secret to relieving pain, and it can work for you.

The Wise-Anderson Protocol Might Be Right for You If…

When you’re on a quest for pelvic pain relief, it’s hard to know what will work and what won’t. Trial and error is a time-consuming experiment, so it’s helpful to know who exactly could benefit from this form of treatment.

The people who might benefit from this form of treatment include those who are suffering from any of the following conditions:

  • chronic pelvic pain,
  • prostatitis,
  • levator ani syndrome,
  • pelvic floor dysfunction,
  • pelvic floor myalgia, or
  • interstitial cystitis.

This therapy is appropriate for both men and women.

But, That Doesn’t Really Sound Like Me…

If you don’t think you have any of the issues listed above, this therapy probably isn’t going to be the solution for your pelvic pain. And, if you haven’t tried doing any exercises to help relieve your pain yourself, I highly recommend you do so.

Many people who suffer from pelvic pain can use simple exercises to find relief and get back to living their previous, pain-free lives. My online course, Spinal Rejuvenation, teaches you how to use the very best, most effective exercises to help you relieve your pelvic pain—permanently!

But, if you want a free taste of what you’ll learn in Spinal Rejuvenation, click here to get your free copy of The Secret to IMMEDIATE +LASTING Pain Relief.

So, What Is the Wise-Anderson Protocol?

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The Wise-Anderson Protocol is a treatment plan for pelvic pain. It was originally developed by David Wise, Ph.D., a psychologist suffering from pelvic pain. After years of living with pelvic pain and trying unsuccessful treatments, Dr. Wise began treating himself. For the first time, treatment was successful.

Dr. Wise contacted Dr. Rodney Anderson, who headed the chronic pelvic pain clinic in the Department of Urology at Stanford University Medical Center and also was a professor of Urology at Stanford University School of Medicine. Then, the two doctors used Dr. Wise’s method to start treating both male and female patients at Stanford.

It’s because of this association with Stanford that the program is sometimes also called the Stanford Protocol. However, when Dr. Wise moved the program outside of the hospital setting, he changed the name to the Wise-Anderson Protocol.

What Happens in Treatment?

In 2003, Dr. Wise began running an immersion treatment program in Sonoma County, California. At some point, he began working with physical therapist Tim Sawyer, a leader in pelvic floor therapy.

According to Wikipedia, here is what happens when you attend an immersion treatment program:

  • Physicians evaluate participants prior to the intensive program. They then determine if the treatment protocol will be truly appropriate.
  • Participants learn paradoxical relaxation, a psychological therapy developed specifically for pelvic pain. They receive a yearlong 52-lesson audio course.
  • Participants learn trigger point release therapy on the pelvic floor and abdominal muscles. They also do yoga-type exercises to relax the pelvic floor and abdominals.
  • Participants are trained to use an Internal Trigger Point Wand and receive a map of their trigger points and areas of restriction.

The whole point of the immersion program is that you attend and learn how to reprogram your body. Stretch what is tight, learn to relax, and practice trigger point therapy to relieve your pain.

Where Can I Find Treatment?

Pelvic Pain Help offers treatment at their facility in California.

Want to Learn More?

For more information about the Wise-Anderson Protocol, check out [easyazon_link identifier=”0972775552″ locale=”US” tag=”custpilandyog-20″]A Headache in the Pelvis[/easyazon_link] by Dr. Wise and Dr. Anderson.

Do you have any questions about pelvic pain? Ask away, and I’ll do my best to answer or point you in the right direction for help.

About Sarah Stockett

Hi, I'm Sarah! I'm a certified Pilates and yoga instructor with a passion for pain relief. I believe you can use simple exercises to relieve your aches + pains. AND, I believe I can teach you how.


  1. Tom Kirkle on March 13, 2018 at 6:42 am

    I have had this treatment, but not in California. There is a physical therapist in K.C. who uses a variation of this. It helped me.

    • Sarah Stockett on March 13, 2018 at 10:03 am

      Wonderful news, Tom! Feel free to let us know what doctor provided such good care.