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Ending Female Pain: A Woman's Manual - The Ultimate Self-Help Guide for Women Suffering from Chronic Pelvic and Sexual Pain Paperback – October 5, 2009

ISBN-13: 978-1439257777 ISBN-10: 1439257779 Edition: 1st

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: BookSurge Publishing; 1 edition (October 5, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1439257779
  • ISBN-13: 978-1439257777
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.6 x 10 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #464,043 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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More About the Author

Isa Herrera, MSPT, CSCS owns and operates Renew Physical Therapy, a leading healing center in New York City. She has dedicated her career to helping women and men find relief from conditions such as dyspareunia, incontinence, pelvic pain, prostatitis, prostatectomy, penile pain, sexual pain, interstitial cystitis, pudendal neuralgia, pudendal nerve entrapement, prolapse and pre and post-natal complications. Ms Herrera's approach to healing is holistic, utilizing techniques that tie together mindful-painful body components.

She believes that everyone holds the key to their pain relief, all they need is to be shown the way. Her goal is to always empower her patients with the tools they need to succeed on their own. Ms. Herrera's passion for women's health and pelvic rehab began after working for many years with pregnant women, who many times suffered from sexual pain and other problems after the birth of their children. Soon after opening her healing center, she saw that men also suffered from the same pelvic pain issues, and she has worked since that time to help all pelvic pain sufferers find the key to their own healing.

Herrera's experience with her patients lead to the development of her treatment protocols and therapeutic methods, which fuse together many types of exercises, self-care practice and relaxation techniques. Her women's health program is called "The Renew Program For WomenTM", and her men's pelvic program is called "The XY Health Program For MenTM" Ms. Herrera's philosophy is, "With the proper amount of training and encouragement, women can be helped to control their pain or condition, get their bodies back and return to the lifestyles they desire."

She has appeared on national television on both The Regis and Kelly Show and NBC's Today Show, where she promoted her work and her first book, "The Pregnant Couples Guide to Working Together." She has also been featured on PBS Biography Series, and conducts free community workshops throughout the year to help build awareness about pelvic health. Her second and third books, "Ending Female Pain, a Woman's Manual" and "Ending Male Pelvic Pain, a Man's Manual" are hands down the most comprehensive resources on this topic available on the market today, filled with advanced techniques to relieve pain presented in a way that people can understand and use to conquer their pain.

Ms. Herrera holds a Masters in Physical Therapy from Hunter College and a BA in Psychology and Biology from Fordham University. She is a member of the American Physical Therapy Association, National Vulvodynia Association, and International Pelvic Pain Society. She is also an adjunct professor at Hunter College School of Physical Therapy, where she teaches third year Doctorate students about pelvic floor issues.

For more information about Isa and her work, go to http://www.RenewPT.com, http://www.EndingFemalePain.com, or http://www.EndingMalePelvicPain.com . Her healing center, Renew Physical Therapy, is located at 171 Madison Avenue, STE 1600, New York, NY 10016 and can be reached toll free at 877-RENEWPT (877-736-3978).



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If you suffer from any kind of pelvic pain you must get this book!
L. Laster
At the end the book, you will feel that she has personally shared success stories with you that are helpful on your own path to healing.
Jennifer Waters
Very clear and concise on instructions (for example on self massage).
Leslie Howard

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39 of 41 people found the following review helpful By Leslie Howard on May 13, 2010
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As a pelvic floor educator, yoga instructor and reforming pelvic pain sufferer, i have to say this is the best book out there on the subject. I travel the country educating women about their pelvic floors and until now have only been able to refer the women who have tightness or pain to books that were lacking in some way. This book gives you the "how to" on every level. Very easy to read and understand for the lay person. Very clear and concise on instructions (for example on self massage). With this book, Isa can help others that cannot get to her office. Isa's voice is loud and clear that her intent is to alleviate suffering. In the world of yoga, alleviating the suffering of others is one of the highest callings. She has my utmost respect as a pioneer in the field. Buy this book if you have pelvic pain. It is invaluable.
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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful By S. Tenney on January 11, 2010
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I am an IC patient and chronic pelvic pain sufferer. After having gone through physical therapy to the end of my financial resources I thought that the only hope left for me was medication and what few home exercises I had learned. Now I am thrilled to have found this book. Isa gives you very easy to follow, detailed instructions for finding relief from daily pain. I am now able to use less medication and hope to be able to one day not use any for relief of my pelvic floor issues. The road to healing your pelvic pain issues is not easy but with this tool I have confidence that I can help myself recover. I am looking forward to living a more pain free and productive lifestyle.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Ryan on December 7, 2013
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After giving birth with a 3rd degree tear, intercourse was excruciating and impossible for the next year and a half. (It felt like sand paper, tearing, and like something was blocked). It was so painful that I wouldn't even let the Dr. near me to do an exam. I was desperate to try any alternative to the surgery recommended by my OBGYN and this book did the trick.

I followed the PT recommendations, massages, and used dilators in conjunction with the book. I could not believe the turn around. It took about 3 months to feel "normal" again after a year and a half of lost hope. 2 years later I am able to have intercourse with only about 5% of the pain I had after giving birth.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on February 28, 2014
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Very uplifting and positive when suffering from pelvic pain. Lots of diagrams showing musculature and anatomy. Has stretching, breathing,and relaxation techniques. Also has internal and external physical therapy techniques to do on your self.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Sandra on January 8, 2012
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I had suffered from pelvic/female pain for two years and tried everything by the time I came to this book--medications, urologists, urogynecologists, gynecologists, physical therapy, and so on. Nothing seemed to help much. Then, by reading this one AMAZING book, I find a simple solution of Herrera yoga, foam roller, etc. This book literally gave me back my life. I had feared never being able to have normal, functioning activities without pain, and now I have 100% of my life back. I don't normally write reviews on here, but this book truly deserves one. Thank you Isa Herrera--you are an angel.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By julia Sheaffer on January 6, 2013
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This book highlights tools and really good information for people with urinary issues and it very good and you can actually avoid spenidng a lot of money on doctors and physical therapists by reading this book.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By lehona on December 27, 2011
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This is a fabulous book! As a vulvodynia sufferer, I have been helped by this book. I did not expect to gain as much knowledge as I did because I went through a lot of medical treatment and spent many weeks doing physical therapy. Plus, I have read a couple of other books: The Vulvodynia Survival Guide: How to Overcome Painful Vaginal Symptoms and Enjoy an Active Lifestyle and The V Book: A Doctor's Guide to Complete Vulvovaginal Health. Ending Female Pain is well written and has nice black and while photos and illustrations. What helped me the most were the reverse kegels, the yoga stretches and the daily dilator exercises. If you have pelvic pain this book will not only educate you, but will give you concrete steps you can take to improve. I would highly recommend this book.
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9 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Juliette Aiyana on November 2, 2009
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Isa Herrera's book is bold, fearless, empowering and a must have for any woman suffering from chronic pelvic pain. The book details self-help physical exercises, many of which use the foam roller, (an inexpensive therapy tool) which changed my life. Being a New Yorker, I had the luck of being a patient of Isa so I got to know her skill as a clinician so in reading this book I can tell you that she has not held any of her knowledge back- she lays it all out in the book with excellent photos along with clearly written descriptions of the exercises. As a clinician and author,Chinese Medicine & Healthy Weight Management I know how hard it is as a to write for the layperson, but Isa overcame the potential pitfalls of dry writing and created a very accessible book.

As a mother of a toddler it is challenging to find time to do my all my PT exercises and yoga etc. But what I learned from Isa is that even by spending 10-15 minutes per day on the foam roller can transform the way my body felt. If you suffer from any of the health issues mention in the publishers description, or if you are like me who suffered from pelvic pain due to a prolonged labor which ended in an emergency C-section and left me with chronic pain and bladder problems (and more) for over a year, this book is for you. After almost a year and half of suffering, I am pain free thanks to the exercises I learned from Isa!! Don't let this opportunity for self-care and healing pass you by. Be Well!
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