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Sue Croft has written ‘Pelvic Floor Recovery – Physiotherapy for Gynaecological & Colorectal Repair Surgery’ (English and new German editions) and ‘Pelvic Floor Essentials’ and created a video presentation on Biopsychosocial Approach to Managing Persistent Pelvic Pain’.


‘Pelvic Floor Recovery – Physiotherapy for Gynaecological & Colorectal Repair Surgery’ (Edition 5)

(Also available in German language – see below)


Brand new edition 5. Buy four or more ‘Pelvic Floor Recovery’ or ‘Pelvic Floor Essentials’ (can be combined) to receive a 20% discount.

Pelvic Floor Recovery is a patient-directed book which I published at the request of numerous patients who wanted more detailed information to help them navigate the challenging path of urogenital or pelvic floor surgery. I included more information specific to colorectal surgery in the 4th edition. This 5th Edition has the most recent research regarding pelvic floor dysfunction included to ensure the book remains relevant.

Throughout this book I refer to research which shows that the conservative management of pelvic floor dysfunction by a physiotherapist with a special interest in pelvic health, should be the first line of treatment. For this reason this book has considerable information on normal and abnormal bladder and bowel function, pelvic floor activation and strengthening, pelvic organ prolapse and the preventative treatment strategies. Even if you identify that your problem is only stress incontinence or prolapse, you should read the whole book to help prevent other longer term bladder and bowel dysfunction which can happen by continuing incorrect habits.

Many women undertake gynaecological and colorectal repair surgery including hysterectomy with some anxiety and trepidation. This guide has been written with the aim of reducing these fears by educating women about:

  • Anatomy of the bladder and bowel.
  • Correct activation of the pelvic floor muscles.
  • Treatment of urinary incontinence.
  • Fixing any bowel problems.
  • Prolapse prevention and management.
  • Bladder and bowel emptying positions.
  • Persistent pain education.
  • Pre-operative and post-operative physiotherapy strategies.
  • Information to give confidence for the hospital stay.
  • Post-op ‘pelvic floor friendly’ abdominal exercises.
  • Post-op lifting advice.
  • Advice to return to work, sport and travel with confidence.
  • Help with sexual pain.
  • Pessary advice

Understanding the process of surgery and having some basic understanding of terminology and procedure will give confidence to the patient during their hospital stay and therefore improve the quality of the experience. I believe this book will provide strategies to give you the best chance of a successful long-term outcome following your gynaecological or colorectal repair surgery.

This is a 140 page life-changing book with over 60 illustrations, packed full of information.

“This is a comprehensive guide for women of all ages regarding pelvic floor function and advice. The publication of this 5th Edition is testament to the popularity of the book. I do advise women of all ages to read Sue’s book ‘Pelvic Floor Recovery’ to improve their pelvic floor function and quality of life. The women I see with pelvic floor dysfunction who have read this book, have commented on its useful and practical information and guidance, including post-operative instructions. Many women have commented ‘I have to ask my daughter to read this book’. Thank you Sue, for your dedication and for sharing your extensive knowledge with us all.” PROF JUDITH GOH  AO UROGYNAECOLOGIST

“This edition has been updated with the latest evidence related to pelvic floor function. Sue’s earlier editions have been read and studied by countless women, including many of my own patients, since first published in 2011. ‘Pelvic Floor Recovery’ is an informative and a very practical handbook which guides women in understanding their diagnosis of pelvic floor dysfunction and gives advice on pelvic floor rehabilitation. Pre and post-operative physiotherapy management and an emphasis on how to protect the pelvic floor during daily activities and exercise are important concepts to help minimise the progression and recurrence of pelvic floor problems.”  PROF HANNAH KRAUSE  AO UROGYNAECOLOGIST.


‘Pelvic Floor Essentials’ (Edition 4)


This is a 132 page book with over 60 illustrations, packed full of information.

Many women suffer in silence with pelvic floor dysfunction such as stress urinary incontinence and prolapse following vaginal birth. Others have bladder issues such as an overactive bladder or recurrent urinary tract infections without having had children at all. Some of these problems can start in childhood or present following childbirth or appear after menopause. I have written this book to assist women in learning how to correct any bladder, bowel and pelvic floor problems using simple measures that restore confidence and control.

  • Correct activation and strengthening of the pelvic floor muscles
  • Good bladder and bowel habits and effective toilet positioning
  • Children’s bladder and bowel health
  • Bladder, bowel and prolapse management strategies incl pessaries
  • ‘Pelvic Floor Friendly’ abdominal exercises
  • Return to exercise following childbirth
  • Relaxation, breath awareness and persistent pain education
  • Treating sexual pain and returning to pleasurable sex

 This updated edition includes the latest evidence about overactive bladder and prolapse management and has an expanded chapter on sexual dysfunction. The book is easy to read and has simple, clear diagrams and illustrations to demonstrate the anatomy and exercises.

The book is easy to read and has simple, clear diagrams and illustrations to demonstrate the anatomy and exercises. It is small enough to sit on your bedside table for regular review and to help your pelvic floor stay in good shape forever.

Read contents and see sample pages click here….


Beckenbodenrehabilitation edition 4‘Beckenbodenrehabilitation: Physiotherapie für Gynäkologische und Kolorektale Chirurgie’

This is a complete translation of the English language book ‘Pelvic Floor Recovery’ (edition 4).


Viele Frauen die vor einer gynäkologischen oder kolorektalen Korrekturoperation stehen sind etwas ängstlich oder besorgt. Dieser Leitfaden wurde mit dem Ziel verfasst, diese Ängste abzubauen, indem Frauen über Folgendes aufgeklärt werden:


  • Anatomie der Blase und des Darms.
  • Richtige Aktivierung der Beckenbodenmuskulatur.
  • Konservative Behandlung von Harninkontinenz.
  • Senkungsprävention und – management.
  • Blasen – und Darmentleerungspositionen.
  • Behandlung anhaltender Schmerzen.
  • Präoperative und postoperative Physiotherapiestrategien.
  • Informationen, die Ihnen Vertrauen in Ihren Krankenhausaufenthalt geben.
  • Postoperative Beckenbodenfreundliche Bauchübungen.
  • Beratung zu Sport und sexueller Funktion.

Das Buch ist leicht zu lesen und enthält einfache Diagramme und Abbildungen, um die Anatomie und die Übungen zu erklären. Es ist klein genug, um ins Krankenhaus mitgenommen zu werden, und auffällig genug, um es jedes Jahr zu finden, damit Sie Ihre Strategien überarbeiten und Ihrem Beckenboden helfen können, für immer in guter Form zu bleiben.


Biopsychosocial Approach to Managing Persistent Pelvic Pain

Biopsychosocial Approach to Managing Persistent Pelvic Pain Video

Sue Croft Physiotherapist – ‘Woman on Fire’ YouTube presentation


Sue’s presentation discusses the ‘Biopsychosocial Approach to Managing Persistent Pelvic Pain’ from the perspective of a Pelvic Health Physiotherapist. It outlines the involvement of the central nervous system including influences such as stress and anxiety, fear provoked pain and even the health system and its shortcomings in managing long term pain. This is a 66 minute audio visual presentation.