Resources

Symphysis Pubis Support Group

 

USEFUL LINK

The Symphysis Pubis Dysfunction, New Zealand Resource Group (SPDNZRG) was established by women who have experienced SPD, for women with SPD.

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The Interstitial Cystitis Association (ICA)   www.ichelp.com 

 

USEFUL LINK

The Interstitial Cystitis Association (ICA) advocates for interstitial cystitis (IC) research dedicated to discovery of a cure and better treatments, raises awareness, and serves as a central hub for the healthcare providers, researchers and millions of patients who suffer with constant urinary urgency and frequency and extreme bladder pain called IC. (IC is also referred to as painful bladder syndrome, bladder pain syndrome, and chronic pelvic pain.)

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When Sex Hurts by Dr Goldstein 

 

BOOK

For the 20 million women who suffer from painful intercourse: the first book to address the multiple causes and the available treatments. Painful sex is a condition that causes embarrassment and silence—often going undiscussed or misdiagnosed; as many as 40 percent of women who suffer from it won’t seek medical care. And most medical professionals are still in the dark when it comes to women’s sexual pain. Now, three leading experts tackle the stereotypes, myths, and reality...

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Homeward Bound for Post operative advice

 

VIDEO

View this online Video by visiting HERE. Look for the Homeward Bound video for post operative advice following gynaecological surgery...

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Back Care During Pregnancy

 

VIDEO

View this online Video by visiting HERE. 

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www.aug.co.nz (Auckland Uro Gynaecology)

 

LINK

AUG is a dedicated specialist gynaecology practice that provides caring, thorough assessment and treatment of women with urinary problems or vaginal prolapse symptoms.

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www.restorephysio.co.nz 

 

LINK

To purchase graduated glass vaginal trainers and contiform device

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Inside Out by Michelle Kenway 

 

BOOK

Inside Out is a professional guide for how to exercise with pelvic floor dysfunction such as pelvic prolapse prolapse, incontinence after hysterectomy. Australian pelvic floor experts Michelle Kenway (Women's Health Physical Therapist) has teamed with Dr Judith Goh (Urogynaecologist) to produce this innovative self-help exercise guide for women who are at risk of pelvic floor problems with inappropriate exercise workouts. Some medical practitioners are now becoming aware that the wrong kind of e...

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Constipation - Lets Get Things Moving by Sue Markwell 

 

BOOK

Introduction to the causes and treatment of constipation covering such topics such as fibre, laxatives, the role of the pelvic floor muscles, faecal incontinence, special tests and when to seek professional help. Includes a glossary. The authors are experienced physiotherapists who specialise in the treatment of pelvic floor dysfunction. You can purchase this book here: 

http://www.amazon.com/Lets-Get-Things-Moving-Constipation/dp/1875531238

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Heal Pelvic Pain by Amy Stein 

 

BOOK

If you suffer from an agonizing and emotionally stressful pelvic floor disorder, including pelvic pain, irritable bowel syndrome, endometriosis, prostatitis, incontinence, or discomfort during sex, urination, or bowel movements, it's time to alleviate your symptoms and start healing--without drugs or surgery. Natural cures, in the form of exercise, nutrition, massage, and self-care therapy, focus on the underlying cause of your pain, heal your condition, and stop your pain forever. The life-cha...

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Ending Pelvic Pain by Isa Herrera 

 

BOOK

Isa Herrera, MSPT, CSCS, women’s health physiotherapist, has written the quintessential self-help book for women suffering from chronic pelvic and sexual pain. In this unique book, Ms. Herrera delivers the goods, sharing her trade secrets with you and putting you on the right track to a pain-free lifestyle and enjoyable sex life. The large selection of techniques in this book are based on Herrera’s real life experience in treating women at her NYC based healing center, Renew Physical...

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Pelvic Floor Recovery by Sue Croft

 

BOOK

Many women suffer with pelvic floor dysfunction such as stress urinary incontinence and prolapse following vaginal deliveries. Others have bladder issues such as an overactive bladder or recurrent urinary tract infections without having had children at all. Following the success of my first book ‘Pelvic Floor Recovery: A Physiotherapy Guide for Gynaecological Surgery’, I have written this second book to assist women in learning how to correct any bladder and pelvic floor problems us...

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Pelvic Floor Recovery Essentials by Sue Croft

 

BOOK

Many women suffer with pelvic floor dysfunction such as stress urinary incontinence and prolapse following vaginal deliveries. Others have bladder issues such as an overactive bladder or recurrent urinary tract infections without having had children at all. Following the success of my first book ‘Pelvic Floor Recovery: A Physiotherapy Guide for Gynaecological Surgery’, I have written this second book to assist women in learning how to correct any bladder and pelvic floor problems usi...

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Hold It Sister by Mary O'Dwyer 

 

BOOK

Mary O'Dwyer can show women of all ages how to take control of perhaps their most important muscle system - their Pelvic Floor.  Mary is a 'Down Under Physical Therapist' from Down Under. Specialising in Women's Health Mary has helped thousands of women reconnect with their pelvic floor function and manage their continence, control prolapse and regain their orgasm.  This book covers all ages, from athletic younger women, through pregnancy and post-birth recovery and into menopause a...

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www.continence.org.nz

 

LINK

The NZCA was established to provide a service to people with continence problems, caregivers, health professionals and the general public by providing information and education on continence topics.

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Mindfulness Meditation

 

APP

There are plenty of meditation, relaxation and hypnosis scripts available on the internet for downloading many for free. This is one from Mental Workout that I use myself and have found really handy to have on my phone. It has a 10 minute relaxation and also timed 5-30 minute meditation sessions - Vicki 

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www.ic-network.com

 

LINK

An estimated 12 million men and women in the USA have symptoms with millions more diagnosed around the world.

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weedot@xtra.co.nz

 

SUPPORT GROUP

Dot Milne NZ Painful Banner support group, please email weedot@xtra.co.nz for more information.

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www.painful-bladder.org

 

LINK

The IPBF is a non-profit, voluntary, umbrella organization, active worldwide, that promotes knowledge and awareness of interstitial cystitis, bladder pain syndrome/painful bladder syndrome, hypersensitive bladder, chronic pelvic pain and associated disorders among patients, patient support groups, health professionals and the general public. The IPBF promotes the interests of IC patients around the globe.

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