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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 Paperback – August 27, 2008
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About the Author
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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Top Customer Reviews
The first couple of chapters are excellent. Amy Stein does a good job of explaining what pelvic pain is, which conditions make up pelvic pain syndromes, and how the conditions feed off of each other to create even more problems such as shortened muscle structures, spasms, and pain. It all makes sense, and I've never found such a concise yet comprehensive explanation of this type of pain.
I think it's ambitious, though, to say that following the plan in the book will heal pelvic pain. It might diminish the pain and bring some relief, but healing is something else all together. The exercise plan is made up of exercises I have done for many years, and yet, my pain has never improved. The book claims to include nutritional advice, but it is scant information, at best.
Stein's book relies heavily on exercise as the course to healing, but I know many people who have not found relief this way, myself among them. Reading further and doing some calculating, Stein's plan requires the patient to exercise at least 90 minutes a day in order to get in all of the stretching and strengthening exercises, plus an hour of cardio. Frankly, I don't believe that is realistic. Do people with normal lives really have 90 minutes or more for daily exercise, plus an additional 30 minutes or more for meditation? Don't they work or have families?Read more ›
The good news for many men and women suffering from pelvic pain is that this book can help. The bad news is that this is not a quick fix. If you follow the author's routine for stretching, exercise, and massage you will spend about 2-3 hours a day on it. I'm about a month into the routine, and while I do feel it takes too much of my day, I AM beginning to see results. I expect to be in this for the long haul (6 months to a year) before the pain is gone completely.
The regimen works. The question is, how badly do you want to get better? I just decided that Amy's regimen was going to be my new "hobby". Since I usually spend about 2 hours a day on various other hobbies, it was easy for me to find the time. If you have a lot of other hobbies you are not willing to give up, Amy's regimen may be too time demanding for you.
Amy's stretching routine takes most of the time, but I feel the stretching is the key to recovery.......at least for me. Amy's regimen is designed to stretch and strengthen all of the muscles groups in the pelvic floor, and her illustrations are easy to follow. Something I felt my physical therapist did not cover very well.
This is a great read, and (for many of you) will be the key to eliminating your pelvic pain symptoms. Highly recommended!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I'm giving this 4 stars because it helps bring awareness to pelvic pain. I wish I lived where there were doctors or physical therapists that specialized in this condition. Read morePublished 21 days ago by birdwatcher
I'd be so much more inclined to give this book a favorable review if the author would simply acknowledge that there is no known cure for chronic, non-bacterial prostatitis. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jonathan C. Takiff
This book has some very good helpful hints on mastering difficulties with chronic pelvic and other types of pain. I have IBS-C and it just causes me all kind of issues. Read morePublished 2 months ago by wrush
For someone who suffers from chronic pelvic pain, it was good to find a book that has so much information on the subject. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Taylor
Amy Stein is a very well respected pelvic floor physical therapist. She considers all muscles that could be affected by various conditions and assists patients in understanding... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Jill
Anyone with a pelvis ought to give this a look. As a PT myself, I found the book accessible for the average reader and yet full of enough information for me to put right to use in... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer