Chronic Pelvic Pain and Dysfunction

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Chronic Pelvic Pain and Dysfunction


Edited by Leon Chaitow and Ruth Lovegrove, this clearly written and fully illustrated multi-contributor volume offers practical, comprehensive coverage of the subject area accompanied by a range of video clips. Covering all aspects of current diagnosis and management, this new book is suitable for physiotherapists, osteopathic physicians and osteopaths, medical pain specialists, urologists, urogynaecologists, chiropractors, manual therapists, acupuncturists, massage therapists and naturopaths worldwide.

"..a welcome addition to the library of any physiotherapist who encounters patients with pelvic pain." Reviewed by Anne Graham on behalf of Physiotherapy Practice and Research, October 2015

  • Offers practical, validated, and clinically relevant information to all practitioners and therapists working in the field

  • Edited by two acknowledged experts in the field of pelvic pain to complement each other’s approach and understanding of the disorders involved

  • Carefully prepared by a global team of clinically active and research oriented contributors to provide helpful and clinically relevant information

  • Abundant use of pull-out boxes, line artwork, photographs and tables facilitates ease of understanding

  • Contains an abundance of clinical cases to ensure full understanding of the topics explored

  • Focuses on the need for an integrated approach to patient care

  • Includes an appendix based on recent European Guidelines regarding the nature of the condition(s) and of the multiple aetiological and therapeutic models associated with them

  • Contains a bonus DVD presenting film clips of the manual therapy, biofeedback and rehabilitation techniques involved
  1. An Introduction to Chronic Pelvic Pain & Associated Symptoms

  • The Anatomy of Pelvic Pain

  • Chronic Pain Mechanisms

  • Psychophysiology and Pelvic Pain

  • Gender and Chronic Pelvic Pain

  • Musculoskeletal Causes and the Contribution of Sport to the Evolution of Chronic Lumbo-Pelvic Pain

  • The Role of Clinical Reasoning in the Differential Diagnosis and Management of Chronic Pelvic Pain

  • Multispeciality and Multidisciplinary Practice - a UK Pain Medicine Perspective

  • Multispeciality and Multidisciplinary Practice - a US Physical Medicine Perspective

  • Chronic Pelvic Pain and Nutrition

  • Breathing and Chronic Pelvic Pain: Connections and Rehabilitation Features

  • Biofeedback in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Essential Pelvic Pain Disorders

  • Soft Tissue Manipulation Approaches to Chronic Pelvic Pain (External)

  • Connective Tissue and the Pudendal Nerve in Chronic Pelvic Pain

  • Evaluation and Pelvic Floor Management of Urologic Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndromes

  • Practical Anatomy, Examination, Palpation and Manual Therapy Release Techniques for the Pelvic Floor

  • Patients with Pelvic Girdle Pain – An Osteopathic Perspective

  • Intramuscular Manual Therapy: Dry Needling

  • Electrotherapy and Hydrotherapy in Chronic Pelvic Pain
Leon Chaitow, ND, DO (UK), Registered Osteopath and Naturopath; Honorary Fellow and Former Senior Lecturer, School of Life Sciences, University of Westminster, London, UK; Fellow, British Naturopathic Association.; Fellow, College of Osteopaths, UK and Ruth Jones, PhD MCSP, Physiotherapist and Lecturer: External Lecturer at Southampton University, UK; Former Research Specialist at Stanford University California, USA


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