OPTP announces the publication of Self-Care for Pelvic Pain: A Sensory Integration Toolkit written by Sandra Hilton, PT, DPT, MS.

This 64-page guide explains the different types of pelvic pain, as well as common pelvic conditions. It then introduces sensory integration, which is a way to gently retrain the painful areas, the nervous system, and the brain. The book can be purchased with the Sensory Integration Toolkit (SIT KIT), which includes seven balls of various sizes and densities that can be used in conjunction with the techniques in the book to help readers use pleasurable sensation and fun movement to improve their ability to tolerate normal pressures.

Written for people experiencing groin pain, genital pain, or pain while sitting, riding a bike, or having sex, this book provides techniques, along with a few simple tools, to help readers find pleasure and joy in movement. It is also a great resource for practitioners who treat people experiencing pelvic pain.

About the Author 

Sandra Hilton is a pelvic health specialist, co-owner and practitioner at Entropy Physiotherapy & Wellness. She is on the board of the Abdominal and Pelvic Pain special interest group, a part of the International Association for the Study of Pain. She speaks internationally at seminars on treating pelvic pain, educating other healthcare professionals and the general public. Sandra co-authored her first book, Why Pelvic Pain Hurts, is a regular contributor on health-related podcasts and is co-host of the Pain Science and Sensibility Podcast.

[Source: OPTP]

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