Resources for Pelvic Pain
I encourage you to learn more about Chronic Pelvic Pain in men and women through some of the excellent resources available.
A number of the informative sites below have been created by physical therapists specializing in pelvic pain and I list them here because they are great educational resources. We are fortunate in that there are so many amazing pelvic physical therapists on and off this list. Please contact me directly if you want to discuss an individual referral for yourself or another.
International Pelvic Pain Society (IPPS): educates health professionals and patients and promotes public awareness about pelvic pain
APTA (American Physical Therapy Association) – Section on Women’s Health: Find a physical therapist trained in pelvic health
Pelvic Guru: a compendium of articles, posts, and links on all things pelvic: anatomy, physical therapy, and more for patients and PTs
The Pelvic Pain Clinic (UK): a resource for patients, therapists and those with an interest in Male Pelvic Pain.
The Pelvic Health and Rehabilitation Center: Pelvic floor physical therapy and more for men and women.
Male Pelvic Floor: Massage and bodywork, very informative resource
National Center for Pelvic Pain Research: Wise Anderson Protocol, 6 day immersion courses, self treatment, paradoxical relaxation.
H.O.P.E. (Health Organization for Pudendal Education): Very informative about this and other pelvic conditions.
Books and More
A Headache in the Pelvis: A New Understanding and Treatment for Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndromes, New Expanded 6th Edition, David Wise Ph.D., Rodney Anderson M.D.
Pelvic Pain Explained: What Everyone Needs to Know, Stephanie A. Prendergast Elizabeth H. Rummer Rowman & Littlefield Publishers; 2016
Cushion Your Assets: custom cushions for people who have trouble sitting