The Pelvic Health Handout Project!

The Pelvic Health Handout Project is for pelvic health professionals – pelvic PTs, yogis, fitness, doulas, sex therapists & educators, massage therapists, MDs, and more.

We like to give solid info to our patients and clients, and instead of reinventing the wheel, why not have a collective “bucket” of handouts you can choose from!? This is now officially up and running with documents added regularly as of 9/12/15. * Please keep in mind that these are handouts from health facilities around the world. You may need to adjust verbiage and information based on your demographics and updated research. * Not all handouts reflect the opinion or treatment approaches that fully endorses. Please use with discretion and follow the latest on evidence-based therapeutic approaches.

Anatomy Education:

Female Anatomy: Exploring Your Genitals PDF Handout by Lori Forner

(Don’t forget about the Ultimate Pelvic Anatomy resource online too).

Pelvic Health Screening Questionnaires and Intake Forms:

Pelvic Pain and Continence Screening Questionnaire © by Amy Stein at Beyond Basics


Breath Cues by Dustienne Miller at Flourish Physical Therapy, LLC

Featured Handout - Breath Cues by Dustienne Miller

Breath Cues – sample

Pelvic Floor Exercises:

Sensory Awareness of the Pelvic Floor by Pat Salin Huston at Passages Physical Therapy

How to Drop the Pelvic Floor by Niva Herzig at Core Dynamics PT

Releasing the PF for women by Kathe Wallace at Kathe Wallace Physical TherapyScreen Shot 2016-03-05 at 1.10.05 PM

Pelvic Floor Education and Classification: 

Overactive or High Tone Pelvic Floor Disorders Classified by Amy Stein at Beyond Basics PT

Pelvic Floor Massage and Manual Techniques:

Internal Pelvic Floor Self-Massage Guide  by Amy Stein at Beyond Basics PT

Vulvar Hygiene:

What your Momma Never Told You: Tips for Vulvar Hygiene by Shereen Sairafi at Marathon Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine (Thanks for the PG Vulvar Hygiene article reference)

Pelvic Organ Prolapse:

Prolapse Patient Handout  by Jenna Leader at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Vaginal Dilators:

Vaginal Dilator Guide PDF Handout  by Tracy Sher at (Full blog article found at this link)

Types of Vaginal Dilators by Kathe Wallace at Kathe Wallace Physical Therapy

Vulvodynia Handouts (link with PDFs) by Multidisciplinary Vulvodynia Program


Postpartum Health Handout – SOWH by Section on Women’s Health of American Physical Therapy Association

Things to Remember – postnatal by Charla Cox at Washington Regional Pelvic Therapy


Pre-Prostatectomy Guide by Charla Cox at Washington Regional Pelvic Therapy

Post-Prostatectomy Guide by Charla Cox at Washington Regional Pelvic Therapy


Talking With Patients About Sexuality and Sexual Health by Association of Reproductive Health Professionals.

Bonding Behaviors – Daily guide to taking the focus away from sexual focus and back to touch and general bonding intimacy first.

Overcoming Rapid Ejaculation (Premature)– PDF Guide

A Woman’s Touch Resource Guide – All sorts of educational handouts in PDF! Great one!

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Mindfulness and Intuition

The Secret to Healing Pelvic Pain by Gail Kenny

Website Resources with Handouts:

Women’s Health PDF Handouts – University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, McKinley Health Center.

 Pelvic Health PDF Patient Brochures – by International Urogynecological Association. Wow! This is a great find. You can download or print for patients. Click on “Patient Leaflets”

Here’s how it works: 

1. Submit any or all of your favorite patient education handouts in PDF form with your business logo and website. * If you are okay with sharing an “open access” form so others can modify the original, please send it in Word format vs. PDF. We still recommend stating “courtesy of” and keeping the original person or company’s info as the source.  This can go to with the title “handouts”

2. My team will choose the best handouts or give suggestions on how to modify them. If your handout is chosen, it will be showcased with your logo and business info. We would suggest those handing the information out keep the original form of the document.

3. The topics of the handouts can be diverse – not just pelvic floor!

Any interest in participating in this project? It will be an ongoing project as we add handouts. This would be a free offering. Are you in? Any suggestions?


Please help us! We look forward to sharing some excellent resources! ~ Tracy


  1. Elizabeth on August 30, 2015 at 10:08 am

    love this idea!!! I will definitely send in my handouts!

  2. Heather Strauch on August 30, 2015 at 1:08 pm

    This is a great idea! I will send over some docs!

  3. Anne Nemec on August 30, 2015 at 1:12 pm

    This is a GREAT idea, thanks so much. Will definitely use as resource.

  4. Lauren H. Collins on August 30, 2015 at 3:34 pm

    This is an awesome idea! Thank you!

  5. Anonymous on August 30, 2015 at 8:27 pm

    Awesome idea Tracy! I love handouts and will get some of mine over for review. Janet Drake

  6. camille wilson on August 30, 2015 at 10:53 pm

    What a great idea! I have been a women’s health PT for 8 years and have decided to officially go on my own. I live in Indianapolis and would like to do a cash based concierge service for women. Yes I heard  you on Jarod’s webinar. 🙂  I have some handouts from my previous place of employment, but was wanting to make some handouts that would be my own. To have a library to choose from would be wonderful! With everything else starting a business entails, to have the handout part already done to go to would be great! Will this only be available to those that help contribute or would it be there for anyone  who would like to use it? Any idea on what you would charge? If I submit anything to you what kind of copyright issues should we be concerned with? Also if OK with you-one quick question on becoming an out of network provider-Is there anything officially you have to do to be recognized as an out of network provider, or just having the PT business/LLC enough to be recognized by the insurances? Thanks! Camille Fenwick

  7. Maureen Mason MS PT WCS CCI PYT-C on August 30, 2015 at 11:36 pm

    yes, will send in a mind body skills for down training and chronic pain management!

  8. Karen Snowden on August 31, 2015 at 6:18 am

    Excellent idea! Thank you Tracy!

  9. Carolyn Hahn Campbell on September 2, 2015 at 8:43 am

    Great idea, thank you so much! As a new practioner, I can’t tell you how helpful it is to have the sharing of ideas! This will be so helpful to my patients! Thanks!!

  10. Cheryl Leia on September 21, 2015 at 10:08 am

    Great idea, I’m working on them!

  11. Anonymous on March 5, 2016 at 5:15 pm

    This is a great idea!!! Thank you !!

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  13. Lisa Julson on November 13, 2017 at 12:25 pm

    The handouts on Vulvodynia are not available online. Do you know how we can get them?

    Vulvodynia Handouts (link with PDFs) by Multidisciplinary Vulvodynia Program

    • Tracy Sher on January 3, 2018 at 1:42 pm

      I’ll have to look into that. Sorry about that!

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