There have been a number of fantastic books published int he past few years on pelvic health and women's health. These books are written by qualified medical doctors and pelvic health professionals who care deeply about their patients. My book If you are looking to grow your knowledge about about a particular diagnosis, or simply improve your general health, these books are for you:
1. The Vagina Bible by Jen Gunter, MD. From yeast infections to Kegels, Dr. Gunter covers a very wide spectrum of topics pertaining to the often poorly understood female organ. With a dash of humor she gives an evidence based run down of each topic and recommendations for particularly sensitive issues.
2. Healing Pelvic Pain by Amy Stein. Pelvic physical therapist Amy Stein provides a thorough guide on the treatment and management of common pelvic pain conditions. Drawing upon her extensive training and providing practical tips for self care, Amy also makes a strong case for seeing a pelvic physical therapist as part of recovery from pelvic pain.
3. Beating Endo by Iris Orbuch & Amy Stein. Endometriosis affects 1 in 10 women, and can have devastating effects to the reproductive system and overall health. Gynecologist Iris Orbuch and pelvic physical therapist Amy Stein provide a comprehensive approach to managing this often poorly understood disease. Topics include the best evidence based managements, how to decrease overall inflammation, pain management and how to cure endo once and for all.
4. The Interstitial Cystitis Solution by Nicole Cozean & Jesse Cozean. Bladder pain, pelvic floor dysfunction, and urinary frequency plague people with IC. Pelvic health physical therapist Nicole Cozean provides an overview of management techniques, why one size does not fit all when it comes to a diet or nutrition plan to manage IC, and practical solutions for those looking to feel better.
5. A Headache in the Pelvis by David Wise Ph.D. and Rodney Anderson M.D. Written by two men with different backgrounds who both have a profound personal experience with pelvic pain in addition to their professional experience providing treatment to many patients suffering. They outline the importance and how-to of managing trigger points in the pelvic floor, as well as the use of meditation and relaxation to reduce the overall stress experienced by the body.
6. Restoring the Pelvic Floor for Women by Amanda Olson. I don't mean to sound conceded- I really don't! My book covers gentle dose of anatomy, and a variety of common pelvic health issues experienced by women, with practical solutions on how to manage them. From frequent trips to the bathroom to constipation, and leaking when you sneeze, I shine light on common women's health issues. I use gentle (and clean!) humor and stories from my clinical experience to make the read enjoyable.
I had a wonderful time talking about pelvic health, my company Intimate Rose, and pelvic health pertaining to the running population with the two fantastic pelvic health PT's at PT Below the Waist.
I am passionate about my work at IntimateRose.com creating safe and effective tools for pelvic health over at www.intimaterose.com/ . In this interview I explain how the tools are used to treat incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, and pelvic pain.
Additionally, I expound on how to effectively treat runners with pelvic floor dysfunction. My course, Pelvic Floor Implications for the Running Athlete is taught to clinicians all over North America. For more information on the curriculum, dates, and locations of this two day course, visit my courses page:
Running and The Pelvic Floor CEU course
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