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Heal Pelvic Pain: The Proven Stretching, Strengthening, and Nutrition Program for Relieving Pain, Incontinence,& I.B.S, and Other Symptoms Without Surgery

4.10  ·  Rating details ·  156 ratings  ·  12 reviews
Bronze Medal Winner of a 2009 National Health Information Award

Stop your pelvic pain . . . naturally!

If you suffer from an agonizing and emotionally stressful pelvic floor disorder, including pelvic pain, irritable bowel syndrome, endometriosis, prostatitis, incontinence, or discomfort during sex, urination, or bowel movements, it's time to alleviate your symptoms and
Paperback, 202 pages
Published August 1st 2008 by McGraw-Hill Education
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Feb 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
A good book to help you think about new ways to help pelvic pain. The detail is just right although I would see a pelvic pain specialist before tackling any of the exercises.
Kerri Martin
Jan 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book was awesome. I had a baby and things just were not the I could not find too many people who understood my specific issue of constant stabbing pain and tightness after having a baby (sorry tmi), and even after two physical therapists, I was not better. I really felt pretty hopeless until I found this book. The author goes into a lot of detail about all kinds of issues for both men and women and she tells you to go slowly with the exercises/stretches (a lot of therapists ...more
Emily Hartl
Apr 11, 2018 rated it liked it
Pretty disappointing nutrition section. This book needs a new update. The author is still preaching the food pyramid.... I thought it would be more research-based and modernized than that. As for the rest of the book, many of the exercises were ones I’d already been doing per my pelvic floor therapist, so if you’re getting treatment peruse this book before buying to see if it will be relevant for you. Glad I read it, and will keep it as a resource and consider following the ...more
Feb 24, 2012 rated it it was amazing
To all my IC friends, this is a must-read. This book changed my life!
Provides really clear and concise method for dealing with pelvic floor disorders using physical therapy and massage methods. I've seen a pelvic floor rehab specialist in the past for pain postpartum, and she recommended this book as a continuing help at home. The exercises are good for anyone, man or woman, and can help alleviate pain, but there's also a big section on strengthening the pelvic floor. This can be helpful with incontinence issues, and other pelvic floor problems, which can include ...more
Sep 13, 2018 rated it it was amazing
So many could benefit from the knowledge in this book. I've been to a pelvic floor PT and agree 100% with the teaching in this book. Knowledge is power.
Mar 16, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: nonfiction, health
Finally I found another book that addresses my specific chronic pain! I wish I could report whether their advice is helpful or not; but I just barely finished the book. However, most of the information "rings true" and doesn't sound like a hokey load of crap like some other health books.

I can only compare this to the book "A Headache in the Pelvis," because I haven't found any others that compare when it comes to my specific issue (there are about a MILLION about pelvic floor weakness, but
Janice Allen
Jan 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A brilliant book written in an easily understood way. I recommend it to all of my chronic pelvic pain patients as well as those who have recent onset pelvic pain (e.g. painful scar after recent childbirth) to try to prevent chronic problems developing. I'd recommend the book rather than the kindle version as it's much easier to access the various exercise sections with the physical book. (I bought the kindle version first but before long ordered the book). If you have pain 'down below' & are ...more
Jan 07, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am four weeks post op from surgery excising endometriosis as well as a complete hysterectomy because of suspected adenomyosis. I still have some muscle pain that I suspect isn't going to go away without physical therapy.

I can't practice any of the exercises, stretches or massages mentioned in this book until I get the ok from the surgeon, so o have no idea if they will be helpful.

I did feel like I got a better idea of what to expect from physical therapy appointments, which is helpful in
Mar 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: non-fiction
To support pelvic PT since it is now down to once monthly. Recommended by all the PTs in the office. Holding off on rating until I work through the books for several months. Going to see if PT can notice difference.
Jenny T.
Feb 05, 2011 rated it liked it
Recommended to Jenny T. by: Dr. F.
Shelves: non-fiction
This is a physical therapist's guide for natural healing for pelvic pain and abdominal complaints. The chapters have various steps outlining breathing, stretching, and massage techniques that have been successful when medications and surgery have not worked. A very thorough book!
Jul 25, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: work
kind of basic but can be good for patients with uncomplicated pelvic floor issues. i still recommend to patients bc it is fairly clear and easy to read
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