Recommended books

This is the start of a list of books that I have personally read and found to be very useful and informative for these problems. I have also included some that I have not read yet but have come with enough recommendations that I plan to read them soon. I do have most of these in my library at my office so you can also browse through them, before you buy them if you are coming to see me.

Ending Female Pain by Isa Herrera

This for me is the be all and end all of books that I have read about how physical therapy can help pelvic pain. It is a comprehensive use friendly guide to physical therapy and also has great sections on self- help exercises and massage. I can't say enough good things about this book. The writer is a PT and she has a very good writing style so it is actually a good read. It is more expensive than other books at close to $30, but worth it. Finally her book is the only book I have seen that has a comprehensive list of all the things that may have caused or contributed to your pain- except as one of my patient's very smartly pointed out, stress!
Heal Pelvic Pain by Amy Stein. 

This a more concise read than Ending Female Pain and also less expesive at $11. It is a great nuts and bolts book on physical therapy and people find the first chapter or two on descriptions about the pelvic floor very helpful. The only criticism I have heard about this book is that if you were to do all the exercises and relaxation techniques recommended, it would take several hours out of your day.