Physical Therapists

“This is a book for every mother, daughter and girlfriend. Kim and Kathryn describe not only their journey, but the journey of many real women. The information is understandable, and more importantly, applicable to every woman at every stage of her live.”
—Sarah Haag, PT, DPT, MS, WCS, Chicago, IL
“I rarely find a physical therapy book that holds my attention from the very first page and that motivates me to read cover to cover in a week. This book did it for me! It is like reading an exciting novel that you can’t wait to turn the page to find out what is going to happen next. It also takes you through an emotional journey by providing insights on what truly happens to our patients, in their attempts to create a semblance of normalcy despite their dysfunctions. Tackling a subject that is considered ‘taboo’ across cultures, the collaborative writing of this book between a PT and a patient produced a product that is easy to read and that caters to patients, physicians, physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and students. The authors transcended the concept of patient education to a new level in structuring the contents of the book and in their writing style. I wish that more therapists will take a cue from the authors and collaborate with their patients in writing textbooks to make them relatable and to ‘humanize’ the contents of their texts. This book is truly a ‘gift,’ both to our profession and to our patients!”
— Nelson Marquez, PT, EdD, Physical Therapy Editor, Today in PT Magazine, Director, Physical Therapist Assistant Program, Polk State College
“The Bathroom Key is a complete review of female pelvic health. Topics span incontinence, pelvic pain, and the mind-body connections. You’ll get samples of exercise programs, practical behavioral tips, and techniques to eliminate symptoms. A great read to start you on your recovery journey.”
— Kathe Wallace, PT, BCB-PMD, International speaker, Consultant, Trainer, and Instructor in all aspects of physical therapy pelvic floor rehabilitation; Private Practice, Seattle, WA; Co-Founder of Herman and Wallace Pelvic Rehabilitation Institute
“Specific and readable—this timely pelvic health book is prime for the masses! Kathryn and Kim capture, with passion, the essence of why we do what we do as women’s health physical therapists.”
— Jennifer Klestinski, PT, MPT, OCS, WCS, CSCS, BCB-PMD, Owner of CoreActive Therapy, LLC, Madison, WI
““This book is a fantastic resource with great information and real techniques for patients and professionals alike.”
— Isa Herrera, MSPT, CSCS, Author of Ending Female Pain: A Woman’s Manual and Owner of Renew Physical Therapy Healing Center, New York City
The Bathroom Key is an essential book that all sufferers of urinary and/or fecal incontinence should own. It offers easy-to-follow exercises to reduce or eliminate pelvic floor weakness and pelvic floor dysfunction. Musculoskeletal causes of pelvic floor dysfunction are commonly misdiagnosed, and this book will give you clarification and lead you toward a proper diagnosis and treatment. I highly recommend this book and believe that it should be on the bookshelves of all OB/GYN and urological physicians!”
— Amy Stein, MPT, BCB-PMD, Board Member of the International Pelvic Pain Society, Author of Heal Pelvic Pain, Owner of Beyond Basics Physical Therapy, New York City