The long-awaited Video Guide Healing the Pain 'Down There': A Guide for Females with Persistent Genital & Sexual Pain is now available for purchase.
A woman with chronic pelvic pain brought together a team of multidisciplinary professionals to create this instructional and educational DVD guide for those suffering with “pain down there”. The team represents over 50 years of experience in women’s health related fields including OB/GYN, physical therapy, mindfulness techniques, and human sexuality with their focus being on the treatment of pelvic pain. This educational video is intended for women of all ages who are experiencing pain during intercourse who want to learn why they have their symptoms and learn strategies to improve them. This video is also for teens and young women who may be at risk for developing these symptoms, and for clinicians who are practicing in the field of women’s health.
“Groundbreaking … “
Jill Osborne, MA
ICN Founder & CEO
“A well designed comprehensive view of pelvic pain from a multidisciplinary perspective and clear options for returning to health and well being.”
Sandra Hilton, PT, DPT, MS
“A very important resource for many women...”
Frank Tu, M.D., MPH
" Respected pelvic practitioners create a road map to navigate the challenging path of healing pelvic pain."
Dustienne Miller PT, MS, WCS
Hypertonic pelvic floor muscles (or hypertonicity) are too tight and tense which can lead to pain and can also create weakness which can actually lead to incontinence (loss of control) of the bladder. Hypotonic pelvic floor muscles (or hypotonicity) are too loose and can also lead to incontinence of both the bladder and the bowels. So both hypertonicity and hypotonicity can lead to loss of bladder control. However, loss of bowel control is more often associated with hypotonic related weakness. Pain would only be associated with hypertonicity. So to recap:
Hypertonic pelvic floor muscles (hypertonicity):
Hypotonic pelvic floor muscles (hypotonicity):
Is your posture and the way that you breathe negatively affecting your pelvic floor, meaning contributing to pain and dysfunction, or positively affecting your pelvic floor, meaning contributing to function and health in the pelvic region?
Stephanie Yeager: Passionate about spreading the word of hope and healing for those like her, influencing a paradigm shift in the medical community toward greater understanding of chronic pelvic pain disorders, and prevention initiatives that may protect young women before onset can occur.