9780071546560

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

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    9780071546560

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    0071546561

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-08-27
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
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Summary

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 start healing--without drugs or surgery. Natural cures, in the form of exercise, nutrition, massage, and self-care therapy, focus on the underlying cause of your pain, heal your condition, and stop your pain forever.The life-changing plan in this book gets to the root of your disorder with: A stretching, muscle-strengthening, and massage program you can do at home Guidelines on foods that will ease your discomfort Suggestions for stress- and pain-reducing home spa treatments Exercises for building core strength and enhancing sexual pleasure

Author Biography

Amy Stein is the founder and premier practitioner of Beyond Basics Physical Therapy in New York City, specializing in pelvic floor dysfunction, pelvic pain, and manual therapy for men, women, and children. A well-recognized expert in her field, she lectures nationwide and has been interviewed for NBC, the New York Daily News, and www.ourgyn.com. Amy is a contributor to the medical textbook Female Sexual Pain Disorders: Evaluation and Management, and she serves on the board of the International Pelvic Pain Society. She lives in New York City.

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Table of Contents

Forewordp. vii
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
At the Body's Corep. 1
When the Pelvic Floor is Not Healthyp. 13
End the Painp. 28
Strengthen the Musclesp. 68
Give Yourself a Massagep. 88
Eat Right for a Healthy Pelvic Floorp. 100
Relax and Take Care of Yourselfp. 113
Better Sex for More Yearsp. 126
Pregnancy, Labor, and Postdeliveryp. 134
Pelvic Floor Disorder in Childrenp. 145
For Men Onlyp. 153
The Natural Way to Heal Pelvic Painp. 157
Disorders of the Pelvic Floor: Signs and Symptoms, Consequences, and Causesp. 163
Resourcesp. 179
What Patients Sayp. 182
Referencesp. 193
Indexp. 197
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