Chronic pelvic pain or discomfort can affect women and men of all ages, every socioeconomic class, and can occur from a wide variety of physical and psychological conditions. Some of these conditions may have origins in but are not limited to medical, mechanical, or from traumatic psychological, physical or sexual events. Pelvic pain sufferers can become frustrated trying to figure out whether the pain is from gynecologic, gastrointestinal or myofascial (tight, tender or painful muscles and trigger points). Often a pelvic pain sufferer will have seen medical practitioners who may not have been trained in the assessment and treatment of chronic pelvic pain or myofascial trigger points. Physical therapists who have been specifically trained in treating pelvic floor muscle dysfunction or chronic pelvic pain may be part of an interdisciplinary team. Pelvic floor physical therapists can often successfully identify and provide effective treatments for pelvic pain sufferers that can include but are not limited to; skillful manual therapy and massage, biofeedback and self-care strategies.