Welcome to iCareBetter. We help patients with endometriosis find vetted qualified care.

Approval Criteria: you need to pass our endometriosis focused multiple choice test and meet two of the three following criteria:
1- More than 50 hours per year of exposure to endometriosis patients in the last three years.
2- A great patient feedback from endometriosis patient(s).
3- Certificate of training in pelvic physical therapy.

Application steps:

  1. Submit your application (below)
  2. Pass the knowledge test (below)

Explanation: Physical Therapists and Occupational Therapists who are interested in joining iCareBetter to serve endometriosis patients need to submit an application for review. The application process facilitates examination of your experience and knowledge, and your approach to treatment and philosophy/principles of care. You are also required to take a knowledge test to ensure that patients will receive consistent, evidence-based, unbiased, optimal care and education from all providers on their team. Once your application has been approved and you have passed the knowledge test, you will be added to the directory so patients can find you for their care.

Please submit your application and take the knowledge test using the sections below.

For more information, please contact info@icarebetter.com 

Please go to this link and take the knowledge test. You can take the test more than once. The references used for the test are in the next section.

Q1.

Johnson NP, Hummelshoj L; World Endometriosis Society Montpellier Consortium. Consensus on current management of endometriosis. Hum Reprod. 2013 Jun;28(6):1552-68. doi: 10.1093/humrep/det050. Epub 2013 Mar 25. PMID: 23528916.

Q2.

Di Spiezio Sardo, A., Calagna, G., Santangelo, F., Zizolfi, B., Tanos, V., Perino, A., & De Wilde, R. L. (2017). The Role of Hysteroscopy in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Adenomyosis. BioMed Research International, 2017, [2518396].

Johnson NP, Hummelshoj L; World Endometriosis Society Montpellier Consortium. Consensus on current management of endometriosis. Hum Reprod. 2013 Jun;28(6):1552-68. doi: 10.1093/humrep/det050. Epub 2013 Mar 25. PMID: 23528916.

Roman H, Ballester M, Loriau J, et al. [Strategies and surgical management of endometriosis: CNGOF-HAS Endometriosis Guidelines]. Gynecol Obstet Fertil Senol. 2018 Mar;46(3):326-330.

Vannuccini S, Petraglia F. Recent advances in understanding and managing adenomyosis. F1000Res. 2019 Mar 13;8:F1000 Faculty Rev-283.

Q3.

Johnson NP, Hummelshoj L; World Endometriosis Society Montpellier Consortium. Consensus on current management of endometriosis. Hum Reprod. 2013 Jun;28(6):1552-68.

Nezhat C, Lindheim SR, Backhus L, Vu M, Vang N, Nezhat A, Nezhat C. Thoracic Endometriosis Syndrome: A Review of Diagnosis and Management. JSLS. 2019 Jul-Sep;23(3):e2019.00029.

Q4.

Rizk, B., Turki, R., Lotfy, H., Ranganathan, S., Zahed, H., Freeman, A. R., … Malik, R. (2015). Surgery for endometriosis-associated infertility: do we exaggerate the magnitude of effect? Facts, Views & Vision in ObGyn, 7(2), 109–118.

Q5.

Leeners B1, Damaso F1, Ochsenbein-Kölble N2, Farquhar C3. The effect of pregnancy on endometriosis-facts or fiction? Hum Reprod Update. 2018 Feb 15. doi: 10.1093/humupd/dmy004

Q6.

Janssen EB, Rijkers AC, Hoppenbrouwers K, Meuleman C, D’Hooghe TM. Prevalence of endometriosis diagnosed by laparoscopy in adolescents with dysmenorrhea or chronic pelvic pain: a systematic review. Hum Reprod Update. 2013 Sep-Oct;19(5):570-82.

Q7.

Achufusi TGO, Sharma A, Zamora EA, Manocha D. Small Intestinal Bacterial Overgrowth: Comprehensive Review of Diagnosis, Prevention, and Treatment Methods. Cureus. 2020 Jun 27;12(6):e8860.

Hao M, Zhao WH, Wang YH. [Correlation between pelvic adhesions and pain symptoms of endometriosis]. Zhonghua Fu Chan Ke Za Zhi. 2009 May;44(5):333-6.

Marziali M, Venza M, Lazzaro S, Lazzaro A, Micossi C, Stolfi VM. Gluten-free diet: a new strategy for management of painful endometriosis related symptoms? Minerva Chir. 2012 Dec;67(6):499-504.

Mathias JR, Franklin R, Quast DC, Fraga N, Loftin CA, Yates L, Harrison V. Relation of endometriosis and neuromuscular disease of the gastrointestinal tract: new insights. Fertil Steril. 1998 Jul;70(1):81-8.

Parker JD, Sinaii N, Segars JH, Godoy H, Winkel C, Stratton P. Adhesion formation after laparoscopic excision of endometriosis and lysis of adhesions. Fertil Steril. 2005 Nov;84(5):1457-61.

Soares RLS. IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME, FOOD INTOLERANCE AND NON- CELIAC GLUTEN SENSITIVITY. A NEW CLINICAL CHALLENGE. Arq Gastroenterol. 2018 Oct-Dec;55(4):417-422.

Q8.

Giudice LC. Clinical practice. Endometriosis. N Engl J Med. 2010 Jun 24;362(25):2389-98.

Q9.

Fauconnier A, Chapron C. Endometriosis and pelvic pain: epidemiological evidence of the relationship and implications. Hum Reprod Update. 2005 Nov-Dec;11(6):595-606.

Q10.

Bernardi M, Lazzeri L, Perelli F, Reis FM, Petraglia F. Dysmenorrhea and related disorders. F1000Res. 2017 Sep 5;6:1645.

Donnez J, Dolmans MM. Endometriosis and Medical Therapy: From Progestogens to Progesterone Resistance to GnRH Antagonists: A Review. J Clin Med. 2021 Mar 5;10(5):1085.

Q11.

Al-Obaidy KI, Idrees MT. Endometriosis With Cystic Degeneration: A Rare Disease of Males. International Journal of Surgical Pathology. 2019;27(3):311-314.

Jones CE. Queering gendered disabilities. J Lesbian Stud. 2020 Jun 22:1-17.

Rei C, Williams T, Feloney M. Endometriosis in a Man as a Rare Source of Abdominal Pain: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. Case Rep Obstet Gynecol. 2018 Jan 31;2018:2083121.

Q12.

Stratton P, Khachikyan I, Sinaii N, Ortiz R, Shah J. Association of chronic pelvic pain and endometriosis with signs of sensitization and myofascial pain. Obstet Gynecol. 2015 Mar;125(3):719-728.

Q13.

Karlamangla AS, Burnett-Bowie SM, Crandall CJ. Bone Health During the Menopause Transition and Beyond. Obstet Gynecol Clin North Am. 2018 Dec;45(4):695-708.

Laughlin-Tommaso SK, et al. Cardiovascular and metabolic morbidity after hysterectomy with ovarian conservation: a cohort study. Menopause 2018

Mu F, Rich-Edwards J, Rimm EB, Spiegelman D, Missmer SA. Endometriosis and Risk of Coronary Heart Disease. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2016 May;9(3):257-64.

Rocca WA, et al. Hysterectomy, oophorectomy, estrogen, and the risk of dementia. Neurodegener Dis 2012;10:175-78

Q14.

Moore JS, Gibson PR, Perry RE, Burgell RE. Endometriosis in patients with irritable bowel syndrome: Specific symptomatic and demographic profile, and response to the low FODMAP diet. Aust N Z J Obstet Gynaecol. 2017 Apr;57(2):201-205.

Mori T, Ito F, Koshiba A, Kataoka H, Tanaka Y, Okimura H, Khan KN, Kitawaki J. Aromatase as a target for treating endometriosis. J Obstet Gynaecol Res. 2018 Sep;44(9):1673-1681.

Sorensen J, Bautista KE, Lamvu G, Feranec J. Evaluation and Treatment of Female Sexual Pain: A Clinical Review. Cureus. 2018 Mar 27;10(3):e2379.

Q15.

Mori T, Ito F, Koshiba A, Kataoka H, Tanaka Y, Okimura H, Khan KN, Kitawaki J. Aromatase as a target for treating endometriosis. J Obstet Gynaecol Res. 2018 Sep;44(9):1673-1681.

Tan DA, Almaria MJG. Postmenopausal endometriosis: drawing a clearer clinical picture. Climacteric. 2018 Jun;21(3):249-255.

Q16.

Divasta AD, Laufer MR, Gordon CM. Bone density in adolescents treated with a GnRH agonist and add-back therapy for endometriosis. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2007 Oct;20(5):293-7.

Gallagher JS, Missmer SA, Hornstein MD, Laufer MR, Gordon CM, DiVasta AD. Long-Term Effects of Gonadotropin-Releasing Hormone Agonists and Add-Back in Adolescent Endometriosis. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2018 Aug;31(4):376-381.

Jeng CJ, Chuang L, Shen J. A comparison of progestogens or oral contraceptives and gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonists for the treatment of endometriosis: a systematic review. Expert Opin Pharmacother. 2014 Apr;15(6):767-73.

Q17.

Almeida Filho DP, Oliveira LJ, Amaral VF. Accuracy of laparoscopy for assessing patients with endometriosis. Sao Paulo Med J. 2008 Nov;126(6):305-8.

Johnson NP, Hummelshoj L; World Endometriosis Society Montpellier Consortium. Consensus on current management of endometriosis. Hum Reprod. 2013 Jun;28(6):1552-68.

Q18.

Jeng CJ, Chuang L, Shen J. A comparison of progestogens or oral contraceptives and gonadotropin-releasing hormone agonists for the treatment of endometriosis: a systematic review. Expert Opin Pharmacother. 2014 Apr;15(6):767-73.

Leeners B1, Damaso F1, Ochsenbein-Kölble N2, Farquhar C3. The effect of pregnancy on endometriosis-facts or fiction? Hum Reprod Update. 2018 Feb 15. doi: 10.1093/humupd/dmy004

Sorensen J, Bautista KE, Lamvu G, Feranec J. Evaluation and Treatment of Female Sexual Pain: A Clinical Review. Cureus. 2018 Mar 27;10(3):e2379. doi: 10.7759/cureus.2379. PMID: 29805948; PMCID: PMC5969816.

Taylor HS, Dun EC, Chwalisz K. Clinical evaluation of the oral gonadotropin-releasing hormone-antagonist elagolix for the management of endometriosis-associated pain. Pain Manag. 2019 Sep;9(5):497-515.

Q19.

Burks C, Lee M, DeSarno M, Findley J, Flyckt R. Excision versus Ablation for Management of Minimal to Mild Endometriosis: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2021 Mar;28(3):587-597.

Healey M, Cheng C, Kaur H. To excise or ablate endometriosis? A prospective randomized double-blinded trial after 5-year follow-up. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2014 Nov-Dec;21(6):999-1004.

Johnson NP, Hummelshoj L; World Endometriosis Society Montpellier Consortium. Consensus on current management of endometriosis. Hum Reprod. 2013 Jun;28(6):1552-68.

Proctor ML, Latthe PM, Farquhar CM, Khan KS, Johnson NP. Surgical interruption of pelvic nerve pathways for primary and secondary dysmenorrhoea. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2005 Oct 19;(4):CD001896.

Pundir J, Omanwa K, Kovoor E, Pundir V, Lancaster G, Barton-Smith P. Laparoscopic Excision Versus Ablation for Endometriosis-associated Pain: An Updated Systematic Review and Meta-analysis. J Minim Invasive Gynecol. 2017 Jul-Aug;24(5):747-756.

Redwine DB. Conservative laparoscopic excision of endometriosis by sharp dissection: life table analysis of reoperation and persistent or recurrent disease. Fertil Steril. 1991 Oct;56(4):628-34.

Q20.

Carbone MG, Campo G, Papaleo E, Marazziti D, Maremmani I. The Importance of a Multi-Disciplinary Approach to the Endometriotic Patients: The Relationship between Endometriosis and Psychic Vulnerability. J Clin Med. 2021 Apr 10;10(8):1616.

Gambadauro P, Carli V, Hadlaczky G. Depressive symptoms among women with endometriosis: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2019;220(3):230–41.

Harris HR, Wieser F, Vitonis AF, Rich-Edwards J, Boynton-Jarrett R, Bertone-Johnson ER, Missmer SA. Early life abuse and risk of endometriosis. Hum Reprod. 2018 Sep 1;33(9):1657-1668.

Johnson NP, Hummelshoj L; World Endometriosis Society Montpellier Consortium. Consensus on current management of endometriosis. Hum Reprod. 2013 Jun;28(6):1552-68.

Liebermann C, Kohl Schwartz AS, Charpidou T, et al. Maltreatment during childhood: a risk factor for the development of endometriosis? Hum Reprod. 2018 Aug 1;33(8):1449-1458.