(Image left: from Leon’s FB page showing his support for my website)
Welcome to my revamped website (fully redesigned and built by my daughter Sasha).
Whether this is your first, or a return, visit – please take your time to explore the various sections and to click on individual book titles to visit pages devoted to more detail of each of these, or for links from where they can be purchased – either in dollars or in sterling.
As you navigate the site you will see that books have been grouped into the following categories, viewable through the dedicated “Bookshop” pages:
- New/current editions of text books
- Earlier editions of textbooks that are still available
- General health titles – suitable for the lay-person
- Classical books (in print for over 30 years, but still in print)
- Out of Print titles that are still available – used and sometimes unused
- Books by my wife Alkmini Chaitow
There is also a section featuring downloadable e-books where some chapters are freely available (in pdf format) as well as the entire book being available for purchase at a reduced price compared with the print version available on Amazon. In addition the site includes the following features:
- Video galleries featuring video clips from my books are available here. Most of these are free, a few of them are available for purchase and download.
- The Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies page offers free downloadable pdfs of all my editorials written over the past 17 years.
- The Articles section features a large number of downloadable (free) articles on a multitude of topics.
- You can access my blog – and a page of selected photographs of friends and family.
- You will also find details of how to make contact with me should you have queries or suggestions.
Please use the ‘contact’ page to send any ideas you may have for improving the content of the site, but please note that I cannot provide individual advice, or answer questions regarding health care.
The purpose of the site is to promote health information and education, but not to provide specific advice, which can, in my opinion, only be responsibly offered in a traditional setting, where a health care provider is able to fully evaluate an individual’s history and current condition. I look forward to hearing from you.
Chronic Pelvic Pain and Dysfunction: Practical Physical Medicine
by Leon Chaitow with Ruth Lovegrove
(Churchill Livingstone – 2011)
ISBN – 978-0702035326
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
Dr Ruth Lovegrove, PhD, MCSP, Physiotherapist and Lecturer: External Lecturer at Southampton University, UK; Former Research Specialist at Stanford University California, USA
Clearly written and fully illustrated throughout, Chronic Pelvic Pain and Dysfunction: Practical Physical Medicine offers practical, comprehensive coverage of the subject area accompanied by a range of video clips on a bonus DVD.
Prepared by editors of international renown, the book provides clear anatomical descriptions of the structures relevant to the genesis of pelvic pain followed by the current perspectives on the neurological basis of pain, including the influence of psychophysiology. Chapters then address physiological mechanisms for pain generation; including musculoskeletal causes and the role of sport in the evolution of chronic pelvic pain and the influence of gender on pelvic pain syndromes including hormonal imbalance, pregnancy and labour.
Having guided the practitioner through a clinical reasoning process to help establish the differential diagnosis of chronic pelvic pain, the volume addresses the range of therapeutic options available. This includes medical management, the role of nutrition in the control of inflammatory processes, the use of breathing techniques in the relief of pain and anxiety as well as the involvement of biofeedback mechanisms in diagnosis and treatment. The use of soft-tissue manipulation approaches, pelvic floor manual therapy release techniques and osteopathic approaches are also considered along with the use of dry needling, electrotherapy and hydrotherapy.
Chronic Pelvic Pain and Dysfunction: Practical Physical Medicine offers practical, validated and clinically relevant information to all practitioners and therapists working in the field of chronic pelvic pain and will be ideal for physiotherapists, osteopathic physicians, chiropractors, manual therapists, acupuncturists, massage therapists and naturopaths worldwide.
Read more… www.leonchaitow.com/bookshop-europe/