Following in the footsteps of its very successful predecessor, Mantle and Polden's Physiotherapy in Obstetrics & Gynaecology 2E it is extensively referenced and copiously illustrated, and it documents in the most practical and relevant way the scientific and philosophical basis on which all good physiotherapeutic clinical intervention rests. Brimming with evidence based advice and practical tips, the book contains:- A detailed anatomical description of the female reproductive, urinary and lower intestinal tracts together with associated structures.- The physiology of reproduction, pregnancy, parturition, the puerperium as well as the menopause and beyond.- A thorough reasoned account of the physiotherapist's role preconceptually, through the reproductive cycle, to the middle years and beyond- Information on a wide range of gynaecological pathologies and relevant surgery- Treatment of incontinence in much detail with separate chapters on both urinary and bowel dysfunctions.- This comprehensive text will be essential reading for all those participating in the post registration university physiotherapy courses in women's health and continence.
The editors, Jill Mantle, Jeanette Haslam and Sue Barton are internationally known as physiotherapists, academics, authors and researchers in this field.
Preface to first edition
Foreword to second edition
Foreword to first edition
2. Physiology of pregnancy
3. Physical and physiological changes of labor and the puerperium
4. The antenatal period
5. Relieving pregnancy discomforts
6. Preparation for labor
7. The postnatal period
8. The Climacteric
9. Common gynecological surgery
10. Gynecological surgery
11. Urinary function and dysfunction
12. Bowel function and dysfunction
Appendix 1: ICS The Standardization of Terminology of Lower Urinary Tract Function 2002
Appendix 2: ICS The Standardization of Terminology of Lower Urinary Tract Function 1989
Haslam, Jeanette Senior Visiting Fellow, University of East London, London, England, UK.
Barton, Sue Health Senior Lecturer, School of Health Studies, University of Bradford, England, UK.