Dana’s Favorite Resources

There is a lot of information out there on taking care of our bodies and not all information is created equal. I want to share some of my most-referenced internet resources and books for home consumption.

Nutritious Movement There are a couple of Katy Bowman’s books that I often loan out (most often Dynamic Aging and Diastasis Recti), but her blog posts are rich in information and she has some other digital resources as well. Nutritious Movement programs and recommendations offer well-explained and accessible movements to promote general mobility and function.

Julie Wiebe, PT A leader in the pelvic health field, with a focus on female athletes and runners. Julie offers some online courses and other free resources which may support your home program and compliment your personalized physical therapy treatment.

Spinning Babies A fantastic resource for pregnant people. Spinning babies is a well-reputed program with strategies that empower pregnant people to be proactive in optimizing their pregnancy and birth experience, using interventions that are based on movement and body positions. Definitely check out their Daily Activities recommendations.

Books

The Prostate Recovery MAP Written by Craig Allingham, an Australian men’s health physiotherapist, this is a tremendous resource for men undergoing prostatectomy. It is also an easy and entertaining read.

The IC Solution Interstitial Cystitis is a complicated and frustrating condition. This book by Dr. Nicole Cozean is a comprehensive and evidence-based resource to help address the many factors playing into IC.

The Fourth Trimester By Kimberly Ann Johnson is a guide to respecting the ongoing changes of the  immediate postpartum period.

Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth A classic read by an experienced midwife, which tells stories that give pregnant people a vision of what natural birth can look like.

The Vagina Bible By Dr. Jen Gunter, an evidence-based user’s guide for vagina-owners. There are a lot of old wives tales and hearsay when it comes to managing vaginas and vulvas, and this easy read cuts through a lot of that.

The Menopause Manifesto In a follow-up to the Vagina Bible, Dr. Jen Gunter continues to use evidence-based information to educate the general public on a time in the female life which is generally really poorly understood.