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Book Review: Restoring the Pelvic Floor for Women

Title: Restoring the Pelvic Floor for Women

Authors: Dr. Amanda Olson, DPT, PRPC

Year Published: 2018

Main Topics Covered: Anatomy, pelvic floor disorders, diet, exercise, breathing

Written for: Women, Partners, Practitioners

Recommended for: Clients

Perspectives taken: Management/healing of pelvic dysfunction

Type of Resource: Self Help Book

APA Citation: Olson, A. (2018). Restoring the pelvic floor for women. Place of publication not identified: publisher not identified.

Book Overview:

In this book, Amanda Olson, DPT, PRPC, showcases her diverse clinical experience as a certified advanced pelvic floor practitioner. Using case studies to illustrate the complex nature of pelvic floor dysfunction, Amanda outlines practical exercises that can be tried at home and uses humour to provide valuable insight and resources for both clients and practitioners alike. Balancing basic anatomy with common misconceptions about pelvic health and function, Amanda successfully normalizes many of the embarrassing and uncomfortable experiences women may have when confronted with pelvic floor dysfunction and the consequences for their physical, sexual, and emotional health. Providing an understanding of functional anatomy, incorporating factors such as diet and exercise, and noting the effects of issues from constipation to proper breathing, this book provides a well-rounded understanding of a variety of pelvic floor diagnoses.

The book is brief, to the point, and filled with photos and practical exercises, functioning more like a how-to guide as opposed to an informational and research-oriented resource. Practitioners can feel good about recommending this book to clients who are suffering, as it is likely to provide them with answers to their questions, practical tips and exercises to try firsthand, and will further orient them to additional resources if they experience more complicated issues.

About the Author:

Amanda Olson, DPT, PRPC, is a Doctor of Physical Therapy who specializes in the treatment of pelvic floor disorders. Further, she is behind the women’s health brand Intimate Rose that creates devices and educational resources to address a variety of women’s health issues for both clients and health care providers.

Written by Westland Researcher Hazel Hughes


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