The Ultimate Guide to Pelvic Pain Recovery

A highly educational home self-help course for anyone with persistent pelvic pain

This course, led by Bevis Nathan and Maria Elliott, specialists in pain and post-traumatic disorders is a series of videos, talks and physical exercises, audio-exercises, and PDF's aimed at those who suffer from persistent pain in the pelvic region of the body.  The aim of the course is to help you - - Feel better! Gain mastery over your own nervous system; - Understand the role of feelings, body-processes (including muscle tension and breathing styles), emotions and trauma in the generation of pain.- Improve the way your own nervous systems manage muscle tightness.- Improve the way the breathing pattern influences pain and other feelings.- Improve the ability to feel and tolerate difficult emotions.- Improve relaxation and flexibility in your body.
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Course curriculum

Instructor(s)

Osteopath, Chronic Pain Specialist and Trauma Therapist

Bevis Nathan

Bevis Nathan, an Osteopath, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner (SEP) and Integral Somatic Psychology Practitioner (ISPP), has 40 years of experience in health-care with a special interest in ill-health caused by fatigue, stress and trauma. Bevis’s work and interests have enabled him to travel around England and the World, with his well-known textbook Touch and Emotion in Manual Therapy featuring as required reading in schools of osteopathic and chiropractic bodywork. In 2004 he and his family experienced a life-changing experience, the Sri Lankan tsunami. Bevis and his family were some of the lucky few that survived, dramatically influencing his career. Bevis went on to train in Somatic Experiencing – a technique for releasing ‘frozen’ or ‘held’ energy in the body that persists as a result of shock, trauma, stress or extreme fatigue – and now holds a deep understanding of how the human nervous system deals with stress and threat, and how it can be made resilient again. He continues to study these fields with educators he feels are most progressive. Bevis consults in London and Bath along with his partner Christine Jensen, specialising in helping those with persistent pain, psycho-somatic disorders, post-traumatic stress and fatigue syndromes. He also addresses stubborn pelvic pain problems with a combination of Osteopathic bodywork, Somatic Experiencing and ‘affect-tolerance’ coaching, breathing re-training and mindfulness tuition where necessary. Bevis also dabbles in music with ‘Emmeline Has Not Been Seen’, on Spotify, being written about his tsunami experience.

Abdominal and Pelvic Specialist Physiotherapist

Maria Elliot

Maria is one of the UK’s leading specialist Abdominal and Pelvic Women’s and Men’s Health physiotherapists, a trained Pilates teacher and Pelvic Pain Coach. She practises out of three London Clinics: The London Medical Centre, The New Medicine group, Cione on Harley Street as well as her own practise in Chiswick. Maria is the director and founder of ‘Simply Women’s Health’, a 14-year-old physiotherapy practise specialising in restoring physical and mental well being and ‘The Mummy MOT’ a three-year-old physiotherapy practise specialising in post-natal recovery. Maria has developed unique and multi-disciplinary treatment programmes that are at the forefront of postnatal and pelvic recovery. She is always dedicated and energetic in her approach to her patients’ recovery. Experience Maria is highly trained in manual therapy for the abdominal and pelvic area. The basis of treatment involves myofascial trigger point release, connective tissue manipulation, lengthening of tight short structures in the pelvic area, abdominal massage to release the diaphragm, improve blood flow to the pelvis and release the pelvic floor. Maria has close links with leading world specialists in the USA and works closely with Medical Consultants and New Medicine Group practitioners to treat CPPS. Maria offers Pelvic Pain Coaching and combines advice on nutrition, exercise, mindfulness and breathwork to aid full recovery. She believes in a multidisciplinary, collaborative approach to diagnosis, treatment and works closely with leading specialists in urology, gynaecology and pain management, to offer comprehensive psychological, health and pain support. Training Maria graduated with First Class Honours in Physiotherapy from Trinity College, Dublin in 1986 and since then has practised Physiotherapy in Chicago, France and now in the UK. Maria’s qualifications include membership of the POGP and an APPI Pilates instructor. Trained in France in Post Natal Rehabilitation she provides a unique and highly effective postnatal recovery programme in the UK.