Pelvic Pain Explained: What Everyone Needs to Know by Stephanie Prendergast and Elizabeth Rummer
PELVIC PAIN EXPLAINED covers everything you could hope to know about pelvic pain: how it develops, diagnosis and treatment, the benefits and drawbacks of leading treatment options, and the impact that this chronic condition has on patients’ lives. In addition to being a beneficial guide for sufferers of pelvic pain, this guide is also a comprehensive resource for health care providers, helping them better understand the effectiveness of an interdisciplinary treatment approach.
Stephanie A. Prendergast, MPT, is the CEO and co-owner of the Pelvic Health and Rehabilitation Center (PHRC). Stephanie has been a practicing physical therapist for the last fifteen years and has become a reputable name in the field.
Elizabeth H. Rummer, MSPT, is the co-owner of the Pelvic Health and Rehabilitation Center (PHRC). Prior to founding the PHRC with Stephanie in 2006, Elizabeth administered physical therapy treatments for several years.
More information about the PHRC can be found at www.pelvicpainrehab.com.
Praise for Pelvic Pain Explained:
“Pelvic Pain Explained is exactly what it promises–-an explanation of how chronic pain develops and evolves, as well as a discussion of the rationale for various treatments. It is a valuable tool to five patients to help them understand how their pain came to be chronic how they can best navigate the treatment options.” John Thiel, interim academic head of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, university of Saskatchewan
“This book is a MUST for every person suffering from chronic pelvic pain. The authors do a fantastic job of explaining the complexities of pain from the patients’ perspective as well as the science about why people develop chronic pelvic pain. This will positively impact the lives of people who often live in isolation with their pain and help them realize they are not alone.” Danielle Staecker, MD FACOG, director of the Center for Pelvic Pain and Sexual Health, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, University of Kansas Medical Center.