Małgorzata Starzec-Proserpio

Women’s Health Physiotherapy

I have graduated from University of Physical Education in Cracow and Warsaw. Additionally I have completed 1 year Physiotherapy program at Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic. Currently, I am finishing my PhD studies at the Medical University of Warsaw.
I was gaining my experience both in Poland and abroad: in Czech Republic, Tenerife and in the centers for treating pelvic disorders in Oslo, Norway. I went twice to Canada, where I got the possibility to learn in leading research and clinical centers specializing in the study and treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction, with particular emphasis on persistent pain disorders (including dyspareunia and vulvodynia). I have received numerous post-graduate trainings in women’s health physiotherapy: pelvic floor rehabilitation, soft-tissue and manual therapy, electromyography and ultrasound assessment.
Since 2016 I work as a women’s health physiotherapist in leading health care settings in Poland: St. Sophia Specialist Hospital in Warsaw and sexology clinic Lew-Starowicz Therapy Center, delivering high quality care through every stage of a women’s life and multidisciplinary therapy for pelvic pain conditions like endometriosis and vulvodynia. I enjoy merging my clinical work with science, engaging in research activities surrounding women’s health. I speak Polish, English and Italian.

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Małgorzata Starzec-Proserpio CV

Methods

Physiotherapy functional diagnostics
Pelvic floor palpation examination
Perineometry
Surface electromyography
Education and modification of daily living activities
Manual and soft tissue therapy
Elements of visceral therapy
Sono-feedback, sEMG-biofeedback
Movement patterns re-education
Electrical stimulation
Kinesiotaping
Alternative methods

Publications

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Starzec M, Fradette J, Bardin M, Tu LM, Bérubé-Lauzière Y, Paré J, Carroll MS, Morin M. A systematic review evaluating the efficacy of high intensity laser therapy (HILT) for vulvodynia and musculoskeletal pain In: Lamvu G. Abstracts from the International Pelvic Pain Society (IPPS) Annual Scientific Meeting on Pelvic Pain 2019. PAIN Reports. 2020;5(2):e815.

Starzec M, Truszczyńska-Baszak A, Tarnowski A, Rongies W. Pregnancy related pelvic girdle pain in Polish and Norwegian women. J Manipulative Physiol Ther 2019;42(2):117-124.

Truszczyńska-Baszak A, Wysocka E, Starzec M, Drzał-Grabiec J, Tarnowski A. Urinary incontinence due to lumbar spinal stenosis causing disability and lowering quality of life. J Back Musculoskelet Rehabil. 2018;31(4):735-741.

Starzec M, Truszczyńska-Baszak A, Stuge B, Tarnowski A, Rongies W. Cross-cultural Adaptation of the Pelvic Girdle Questionnaire for the Polish Population. J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2018;41(8):698-703.

Starzec M. 2018. Fizjoterapia jako element kompleksowego postępowania w zaburzeniach seksualnych u kobiet. W: Rawińska M. (red.) Zaburzenia seksualne a psychoterapia poznawczo-behawioralna. PZWL Wydawnictwo Lekarskie

Starzec M, Truszczyńska A, Tarnowski A. Pregnancy-related lumbar and pelvic girdle pain in Polish women. Clin Exp Obstet Gynecol. 2018;45(2):194-197.

Starzec M, Jakóbik A. Waginalne stożki, kulki gejszy i trenażery dopochwowe jako element treningu mięśni dna miednicy – przegląd informacji i aktualne zalecenia. Przegl Seks. 2018;1(53):35–41

Starzec M, Truszczyńska-Baszak A. Pregnancy-related lumbopelvic pain: classification and diagnosis according to European Guidelines and literature review. Med. Rehabil.2017;21(3):58-63.

Starzec M, Truszczyńska A. Pregnancy-related lumbopelvic pain - treatment modalities. Postępy Rehabilitacji. 2017;2:69-78.

Łataś-Zagrajek K, Starzec M, Sierdziński J, Szymański J. Ability to activate pelvic floor muscles among women during the early postpartum period – initial findings. Med. Rehabil 2019;23(1):23-28.

For patients

Are you considering telerehabilitation? Read the information below.
Telerehab: Q&A | How to log in to the telerehab app

Do you experience issues with your bladder and/or pelvic floor? Fill in the bladder diary.
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Do you suffer from persistent pain in the pelvic region (of more than 3-6 months duration)? Fill in the following questionnaires:
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Are you a victim of violence and/or abuse? During the meetings we stick to the following rules:
Sensitive Practice | Trauma-Informed Practice

Would you like to better control your pelvic floor? Try the coordination exercises:
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Contact

I meet my patients at:

St Sophia’s Specialist Clinic
(Centrum Medyczne “Żelazna“ - Przychodnia Specjalistyczna św. Zofii)

ul. Żelazna 90, 01-004, Warszawa
22 255 99 00

Lew-Starowicz Therapy Center
(Centrum Terapii Lew-Starowicz)

ul. Nowogrodzka 62 c / lok 42, 02-002, Warszawa
22 255 70 56

kontakt@malgorzatastarzec.pl
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