Chronic Pelvic Pain and Dysfunction, Practical Physical Medicine

Chronic Pelvic Pain and Dysfunction

Practical Physical Medicine

By Leon Chaitow, ND, DO, Registered Osteopath and Naturopath; Honorary Fellow and Former Senior Lecturer, School of Life Sciences, University of Westminster, London, UK; Fellow, British Naturopathic Association; Fellow, College of Osteopaths, UK and Ruth Lovegrove Jones, PhD MCSP, Physiotherapist and Lecturer: External Lecturer at Southampton University, UK; Former Research Specialist at Stanford University California, USA


  1. An Introduction to Chronic Pelvic Pain & Associated Symptoms
  2. The Anatomy of Pelvic Pain
  3. Chronic Pain Mechanisms
  4. Psychophysiology and Pelvic Pain
  5. Gender and Chronic Pelvic Pain
  6. Musculoskeletal Causes and the Contribution of Sport to the Evolution of Chronic Lumbo-Pelvic Pain
  7. The Role of Clinical Reasoning in the Differential Diagnosis and Management of Chronic Pelvic Pain
  8. Multispeciality and Multidisciplinary Practice - a UK Pain Medicine Perspective
  9. Multispeciality and Multidisciplinary Practice - a US Physical Medicine Perspective
  10. Chronic Pelvic Pain and Nutrition
  11. Breathing and Chronic Pelvic Pain: Connections and Rehabilitation Features
  12. Biofeedback in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Chronic Essential Pelvic Pain Disorders
  13. Soft Tissue Manipulation Approaches to Chronic Pelvic Pain (External)
  14. Connective Tissue and the Pudendal Nerve in Chronic Pelvic Pain
  15. Evaluation and Pelvic Floor Management of Urologic Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndromes
  16. Practical Anatomy, Examination, Palpation and Manual Therapy Release Techniques for the Pelvic Floor
  17. Patients with Pelvic Girdle Pain - An Osteopathic Perspective
  18. Intramuscular Manual Therapy: Dry Needling
  19. Electrotherapy and Hydrotherapy in Chronic Pelvic Pain