There are many self help books available for learning more about your condition or symptoms and tips to help yourself at home.  The books are not a substitute for therapeutic interventions but may be a nice addition to your therapy.  Please ask your physical therapist which book may be the most helpful for your diagnosis.

Painful Conditions

“A Headache in the Pelvis: A new understanding and treatment for chronic pain syndromes”
by David Wise, Ph.D. & Rodney Anderson, M.D.

“ Why Pelvic Pain Hurts”
by Adriaan Louw, PT, PhD, CSMT, Sandra Hilton, PT, DPT, MS, &  Carolyn Vandyken, PT Cred MDT, CCMA (acup)

“Heal Pelvic Pain”
by Amy Stein, MPT

“ Pelvic Pain Explained: What Everyone Needs to Know”
by Stephanie A. Prendergast & Elizabeth H. Rummer

“ Ending Pelvic Pain: A Woman's Manual”
by Isa Herrera, MSPT, CSCS

“ Sex Without Pain: A Self-Treatment Guide To The Sex Life You Deserve”
by Heather Jeffcoat, DPT

“ Healing Painful Sex: A Woman's Guide Comforting, Diagnosing, and Treating Sexual Pain”
by Deborah Coady, MD & Nancy Fish, MSW, MPH

"The Interstitial Cystitis Solution: A Holistic Plan for Healing Painful Symptions, Resolving Bladder and Pelvic Floor Dystunction, and Taking Back Your Life"
by Nicole Cozean PT, DPT, WCS and Jesse Cozean

Penis & Prostate Health

Pelvic Pain: The Ultimate Cock Block.
by Dr. Susie Gronski

Dr. Peter Scardino's Prostate Book, Revised Edition: The Complete Guide to Overcoming Prostate Cancer, Prostatitis, and BPH by Peter T. Scardino M.D. & Judith Kelman

Intimacy and Sexual Health

“Come As You Are: The Surprising New Science that will Transform Your Sex Life”
by Emily Nagoski, Ph.D

“ Wanting Sex Again: How to Rediscover Your Desire and Heal a Sexless Marriage”
by Laurie J. Watson, LMFT, LPC, Certified Sex Therapist

“ Private Pain: It’s About Life, not just Sex…..”
by Ditza Katz, PT, Ph.D & Ross Lynn Tabisel, CSW, Ph.D

Bladder Health

“ The Bathroom Key”
by Kathryn Kassai, PT & Kim Perelli

“ Staying Dry: A Practical Guide to Bladder Control”
by Kathryn L. Burgio, Ph.D, K. Lynette Pearce, RN, CRNP & Angelo J. Lucco, MD

“ Beyond Kegels”
by Janet A. Hulme, MA, PT

Pregnancy and Postpartum Health

“ Reviving Your Sex Life After Childbirth: Your Guide to Pain free and Pleasurable Sex After Baby.”
by Kathe Wallace, PT, BCB-PMD

“ Baby Bod: Turn Flab to Fab in 12 weeks Flat! “
by Marianne Ryan, PT, OCS

“ A Woman’s Guide to Pelvic Health”
by Elizabeth E. Houser, MD & Stephanie Riley Hahn, PT

“ Bounce Back Into Shape After Baby: The Ultimate Guide to a Fun Filled, Time and Energy Efficient Workout-With Your Baby”
by Caroline C Creager

“ Inside Out Prolapse Exercises Book”
by Michelle Kenway, PT

“ Mutu Systems: Postpartum Recovery for Moms”
by Wendy Powell