Chronic Pelvic Pain and Dysfunction: Practical Physical Medicine

Chronic Pelvic Pain and Dysfunction: Practical Physical Medicine

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By (author) Leon Chaitow, By (author) Dr. Ruth Lovegrove Jones

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  • Format: Mixed media product | 544 pages
  • Dimensions: 190mm x 244mm x 22mm | 921g
  • Publication date: 4 January 2012
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0702035327
  • ISBN 13: 9780702035326
  • Edition: 2
  • Edition statement: 2nd Revised ed.
  • Illustrations note: Approx. 420 illustrations
  • Sales rank: 204,935

Product description

Clearly written and fully illustrated throughout, "Chronic Pelvic Pain and Dysfunction: Practical Physical Medicine" offers practical, comprehensive coverage of the subject area accompanied by a range of video clips on a bonus DVD. Prepared by editors of international renown, the book provides clear anatomical descriptions of the structures relevant to the genesis of pelvic pain followed by the current perspectives on the neurological basis of pain, including the influence of psychophysiology. Chapters then address physiological mechanisms for pain generation; including musculoskeletal causes and the role of sport in the evolution of chronic pelvic pain and the influence of gender on pelvic pain syndromes including hormonal imbalance, pregnancy and labour. Having guided the practitioner through a clinical reasoning process to help establish the differential diagnosis of chronic pelvic pain, the volume addresses the range of therapeutic options available. This includes medical management, the role of nutrition in the control of inflammatory processes, the use of breathing techniques in the relief of pain and anxiety as well as the involvement of biofeedback mechanisms in diagnosis and treatment. The use of soft-tissue manipulation approaches, pelvic floor manual therapy release techniques and osteopathic approaches are also considered along with the use of dry needling, electrotherapy and hydrotherapy. "Chronic Pelvic Pain and Dysfunction: Practical Physical Medicine" offers practical, validated and clinically relevant information to all practitioners and therapists working in the field of chronic pelvic pain and will be ideal for physiotherapists, osteopathic physicians and osteopaths, medical pain specialists, urologists, urogynaecologists, chiropractors, manual therapists, acupuncturists, massage therapists and naturopaths worldwide.

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Author information

Leon Chaitow ND DO is an internationally known and respected osteopathic and naturopathic practitioner and teacher of soft tissue manipulation methods of treatment. He is author of over 60 books, including a series on Advanced Soft Tissue Manipulation (Muscle Energy Techniques, Positional Release Techniques, Modern Neuromuscular Techniques) and also Palpation Skills; Cranial Manipulation: Theory and Practice; Fibromyalgia Syndrome: A Practitioner's Guide to Treatment, and many more. He is editor of the peer reviewed Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies, that offers a multidisciplinary perspective on physical methods of patient care. Leon Chaitow was for many years senior lecturer on the Therapeutic Bodywork degree courses which he helped to design at the School of Integrated Health, University of Westminster, London, where is he now an Honorary Fellow. He continues to teach and practice part-time in London, when not in Corfu, Greece where he focuses on his writing. Dr Ruth Lovegrove Jones combines the disciplines of international research, writing and education alongside her role as a clinician. She is the author of over 20 peer reviewed articles and is a reviewer for a number of medical journals. She has given over 30 keynote or invited presentations at interdisciplinary meetings in 15 countries and provides professional education in pain, pelvic floor and movement sciences to medical and health practitioners. She has worked in private practice for the last 20 years, establishing a multidisciplinary clinic for pain management, sports medicine and pelvic floor rehabilitation working with elite athletes as well as the more sedentary type. She has a particular interest in chronic pain & the management of complicated pain patients who've "been there...done that". She was awarded a PhD from University of Southampton, UK working collaboratively with a team of urologists, physicists and engineers at Stanford University, California, USA to evaluate the dynamic function of the pelvic floor muscles in women using 2D ultrasound and novel image processing methods.

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The book is a carefully crafted work that belongs in the hands of all hands-on clinicians who specialize in the subject matter or who want to specialize, and for others who simply desire to be more aware of it. Also as a relevant resource to practitioners who utilize the team approach. The book has solid, vast, theoretical underpinning within the first eight chapters, and the following eight chapters are specific to intervention with an abundance of hands-on techniques such that "Physical Medicine" practitioners can learn and integrate in their practice, or, at the very least, fine-tune current skills. This text is placed prominently on the reviewer's accessible bookshelf in the clinic, and it is endorsed with a 4.5/5 star recommendation. Jerry Hesch, MHS, PT

Table of contents

* 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