In this week’s blog we’re offering a list of our all-time favorite resources for our pelvic pain patients:
Brand New IPPS Blog and Website
At the beginning of the year the International Pelvic Pain Society (IPPS) launched a completely revamped website. The goal of the site is to be a one-stop-shop for both patients and providers looking for information about pelvic pain.
Check out the site’s blog each month for a new blog post, which will be written by an expert on a pelvic pain-related topic. Now come along with me on a tour of the new features that have been added to the site:
First stop is the Membership Marketplace page. This is a section where IPPS members can share their books and products.
Next stop: the Event Calendar, a place listing pelvic pain-related conferences and events.
The Ask the Board page where viewers can post questions that the IPPS’s multidisciplinary Board of Directors will answer.
Lastly, the IPPS listserv, a feature that is not new, but deserves mention, is where members themselves can post questions and comments, which will then be distributed to the entire membership for feedback.
The Anatomy Zone’s 3-D Tour of the Pelvic Floor
Thanks to the folks at The Anatomy Zone, the pelvic floor anatomy no longer has to be a mystery. In fact, you can now take two brilliant 3-D tours of the pelvic floor, complete with British-accented tour guide. Just click on the videos below to begin your tours! Enjoy!
Pelvic Floor Part 1 – The Pelvic Diaphragm
Pelvic Floor Part 2 – Perineal Membrane and Deep Perineal Pouch
Special thanks to The Anatomy Zone!
Cool Water Cones
The Cool Water Cones are self-dilating and are great for self-treatment.
The Pelvic Guru’s Ultimate Pelvic Anatomy Resource
Check out another spectacular resource for pelvic floor anatomy, which was compiled by The Pelvic Guru: “The Ultimate Pelvic Anatomy Resource: Articles, Links, and Videos, Oh My!”
Understanding Pain: What to do about it in Five Minutes
This is a wonderful Youtube video that offers a straight-forward explanation of pain in five minutes. Check it out here!
The book Explain Pain by David Butler and Dr. Lorimer Moseley accompanied by quirky illustrations, Explain Pain discusses how pain responses are produced in the brain, how responses to injury from the autonomic motor and immune systems in your body contribute to pain, and why pain can persist after tissues have had plenty of time to heal. The book aims to give clinicians and people in pain the power to challenge pain and to consider new models for viewing what happens during pain.
The book Painful Yarns by Dr. Lorimer Moseley is a collection of stories that provides an entertaining and informative way to understand modern pain biology. Some of Moseley’s “yarns” draw from his travels in outback Australia and experiences growing up. At the end of each story, there is a section “so what has this got to do with pain?” in which Lorimer uses the story as a metaphor for some aspect of pain biology.
The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook
The Trigger Point Therapy Workbook: Your Self-Treatment Guide for Pain Relief by Clair Davies this book simplifies Travell and Simon’s research on referred pain in an effort to make it accessible to the layman. The book guides readers through self-treatment principles for myofascial pain and trigger points.
Bicycle Seats Explained
#Pelvic Mafia on Twitter
If you’re on Twitter, you can connect with an amazing group of pelvic pain providers at #pelvicmafia.
Also, please check out our blog roll on the blog’s homepage for our favorite pelvic pain-related blogs. (Scroll down to the bottom of the homepage.)
And a list of our favorite pelvic pain-related products here.
If you have any pelvic pain resources that you’d like to share with us, please leave the info in the comment section below!
All our best,
The PHRC Team