Article About the Book

Amy Stein was on ABC's 20/20 on August 7, 2009, to discuss pelvic pain and its effects on sexual dysfunction.

Amy Stein is excited and proud to announce the release by McGraw-Hill, Heal Pelvic Pain: The Proven Stretching, Strengthening and Nutrition Program for Relieving Pain, Incontinence, I.B.S. and other Symptoms without Surgery.

In the book, she explains what pelvic floor dysfunction is, why it is difficult to diagnose and most importantly, how to cure musculoskeletal pelvic floor disorders. "Scientific research confirms that a strong and healthy pelvic floor at the core is essential to overall health and fitness. All the muscles of the pelvic floor work together to support the pelvic organs and to assist in bladder, bowel and sexual function and with trunk stability and mobility." "Therefore, any kind of disorder anywhere in the pelvic floor can have an impact on any or all of the pelvic floor's functions", and can significantly affect a person's quality of life.

Pelvic floor dysfunction is a disorder in the muscles, nerves and tissues of the pelvic floor or in surrounding skeletal structure. It is extremely common to have this type of dysfunction whether it be urinary, bowel or sexual in men, women and children.

A recent study revealed that every woman has at least a five percent chance of suffering from chronic pelvic problems and 9.2 million women today suffer pain that has not been properly diagnosed. In addition, five to 16 percent of male office visits are for chronic prostatitis. Ninety five percent of those patients suffer from pelvic floor dysfunction. 20% of pediatrician visits are for incontinence and 15% are for bowel disorders. 42 percent of pregnant women complain of "leaking," and 38 percent still complain of it eight weeks after delivery. 43 percent of women report some form of sexual dysfunction, including pain during intercourse, a condition that afflicts at least two million women.

WHAT THE BOOK HAS TO OFFER

HEAL PELVIC PAIN offers readers relief and recovery for this illness through a program of strengthening, stretching and relaxation exercises, massage techniques, nutritional basics and self-care therapies. The book addresses the various pelvic floor disorders, including pain, irritable bowel syndrome, endometriosis, incontinence, non-bacterial prostatitis, or discomfort during sex—without drugs or surgery.
The book also provides valuable information that addresses:

  • The pelvic floor and its importance in urinary, bowel and sexual function
  • How pelvic floor dysfunction can be mistaken for many other things
  • A program that can ease pain, bladder, bowel and/or sexual dysfunction without surgery
  • How to relieve pain in an intimate area
  • Enhancing ones sex life well into the elderly years
  • The effect this malady has on men, women and children and during and after pregnancy
  • A muscle-strengthening regimen that boosts sexual pleasure, eliminates incontinence, increases the bodies' core strength and pelvic stability.
  • Guidelines on foods and beverages that ease your discomfort, and assist in bladder and bowel disorders
  • Suggestions for stress- and pain-reducing home spa treatments
  • Patient testimonials
  • Resource guide

The reader will participate in a "symptoms monitor" to track his or her symptoms and how it affects their daily life. As the reader goes through the exercise and treatment recommendations, he or she can track their improvement and progress according to their symptoms monitor.

The book provides 2 different programs consisting of various exercises. Chapter 3 focuses on all the various pain syndromes related to urinary, bowel or sexual dysfunction, including IC, IBS, urinary and/or bowel frequency, urgency or retention, pudendal neuralgia, prostatitis, endometriosis, PID and more. Chapter 4 addresses pelvic floor muscle weakness and incoordination resulting in incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse and/or decreased sexual response. The book is comprehensive but easy to read. It is a great resource for healthcare providers and for those that suffer.


Featured in the News:

Amy Stein on 20/20
Amy Stein was on ABC's 20/20 on August 7, 2009, to discuss pelvic pain and its effects on sexual dysfunction.
20/20 feature discusses 3 causes of female sexual pain
Text version of 20/20 feature
Stretches and tips to relieve pelvic pain with Amy Stein

Symptoms of Vulvodynia, Treatments
Kristina Kozak is lucky to have her son Alexander. After she experienced some painful symptoms related to a bladder condition, she wasn't sure if she'd ever be able to have a child....Kozak's symptoms were due to something called Vulvodynia....And after several months, the [physical] therapy made a huge difference.
Full news article at NBC >>

Pelvic Floor Dysfunction Can Cause Vulvar, Vaginal,   Pelvic Pain
Millions of women are suffering from pelvic floor disorders, yet for most, the disease goes unidentified and untreated.
Full news article at ourgyn.com >>


Newspaper:

THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE
Featured in Julie Deardorff's Oct. 12 column.
Full news article at The Chicago Tribune

ALL YOU MAGAZINE
Editor has assigned piece on pelvic floor disorders, which will feature HEAL PELVIC PAIN – run date to come.

GRAND FORKS HERALD
Full news article


Magazines

Prevention.com
4 Essential Moves to Strengthen Your Pelvic Floor
by Paige Fowler
April 16, 2015
Full news article at Prevention.com

Radio Interviews

  1. WGBB-AM "THE TURN ON YOUR INNER LIGHT RADIO SHOW" (LONG ISLAND, NY)
    Sept. 18. The show airs Tuesday 7-7:30 p.m. EST on WGBB 1240AM Long Island.
  2. WOCA-AM "HEALTH MATTERS" (FLORIDA)
    Sept. 26 at 11:05 a.m. ET: 25-minute live interview. WOCA-AM is a commercial station owned by Westshore Broadcasting, Inc: broadcasts to the Ocala/Madison County, FL area at 1370 AM.
  3. WLNK-AM "THE SATISFIED LIFE" (CHARLOTTE, NC)
    (10-minute) interview at 7 p.m. (EST) on Oct. 8.
  4. WFMU-FM "UNSPORTED" (LONG ISLAND, NY)
    Oct. 11. Host: Donna Colonna
  5. KKNW-AM (CNN RADIO) "CONSCIOUS TALK" (SEATTLE, WA)
    Nov. 7 : (10-minute) 10:33 a.m. 7-8 a.m. (PT) on KKNW-AM and also from 9-11 a.m. (PT) on Saturdays and 4-6 p.m. (PT) on Sundays on Radio Station KSBN in Spokane, WA.
  6. KTIP-AM (1450 AM): "Bodytalk" podcast
    Nov. 8, 2pm PST
    "Body Talk" 1660 N Newcomb St; Porterville, CA 93257-9295
    Host: Mimi Stoneburner
  7. PARENTS EVERYWHERE: National
    1968 S. ALAFAYA TRAIL, #185, ORLANDO, FL 32828
    15-20 minute Nov. 14 at 1 pm (ET)
  8. WCBS-AM: "Health and Well Being Report"
    8:30am (ET) on Nov. 18-(10-minute taped);PODCAST
    524 West 57th Street,New York, NY 10019
  9. WBZ-AM: "Women's Watch With Laurie Kirby"
    Monday, Nov. 24 at 10:30am.; 15-minute taped
    1170 Soldier's Field Road, Boston, MA 02134
  10. WBAI-FM: NY: "Woman: Body and Soul"
    Thursday, December 11-12-1pm live
    Host: Natalie Thandiwe
    Broadcasts to the New York area at 99.5 FM; station: Wattage: 50000
  11. WICC-AM "DAVID SMITH EXCHANGE" (CONNECTICUT)
    Amy Stein did a live half-hour interview at 2:30 pm (ET) on Oct. 21.
  12. KBBA-AM "TALK 980 KUSA (KBBO) MORNING SHOW" (YAKIMA, WA)
    Amy Stein did a 10-minute taped interview on Oct. 27 at 11:10am (ET).
  13. KLKC-AM 1540AM; "DOCTOR ON CALL" (KANSAS CITY)
    10-25 minute taped interview on Oct. 15 at 7:35 a.m. (CST).
  14. WQUB-FM (NPR) "HEALTHWISE" (ILLINOIS)
    Amy Stein did a 25-minute taped interview on Oct. 17 at 11:15 am (EST).