Pelvic Pain: A Musculoskeletal Approach for Treatment

Peter Dornan AM DIP PHTY, FASMF




Pelvic pain is one of the most widespread yet least known and understood afflictions facing people today.

Over the last ten years, and after treating nearly 6,000 patients, physiotherapist Peter Dornan has found that many conditions that may have ­resisted ­traditional medical intervention such as:
  • pain in the scrotum, labia, perineum or anorectal region, penis;
  • dysuria (painful urination);
  • urinary and faecal urge incontinence;
  • pain during or after ejaculation;
  • sexual and erectile dysfunction;
are often associated with pelvic girdle dysfunction ­involving the ­sacroiliac joint.

In this book he outlines methods and ­evidence-based treatment for the dysfunction and management of symptoms, using helpful ­illustrations and photos to highlight the concepts and techniques that are covered.

Pelvic Pain: a Musculosketal Approach for Treatment will prove useful to patients as well as health professionals who have an ­interest in pelvic pain, particularly musculoskeletal therapists.


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About the Author

For 48 years, Peter Dornan has been a physiotherapist in the fields of sports medicine and manipulative therapy, working with many international sporting teams, including the ­Australian national rugby union team, the Australian national rugby league team, the Queensland rugby union team, and the Australian cricket team. For his achievements, he was awarded the Commemorative 2000 Australian Sports Medal. 

He is also a passionate Men’s Health activist. In 1997 Peter created a forum for men and their partners to gain support and be better informed in matters relating to prostate cancer.
Peter has also been freelance writing for many years and has written two books on sporting injuries, one on prostate cancer, (Conquering Incontinence) and four military books. In 2002, Peter was appointed as a Member of the General Division of the Order of Australia (AM).