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Therapeutic Management of Incontinence and Pelvic Pain


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Urinary Incontinence in Adults and Children with Bladder and Bowel Disorders.- Prevalence of Urinary Incontinence.- Anatomy.- Epidemiology of Urinary Incontinence.- Physiotherapy for Children with Bladder and Bowel Disorders.- The Ageing Lower Urinary Tract.- Assessment and Treatment of Urinary Incontinence in Neurologically Impaired Patients.- Patient Assessment.- Quality of Life Assessment and Questionnaires.- Investigations for Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction.- Urinalysis.- Treatment and Management of Urinary Incontinence.- Historical Perspective of Pelvic Floor Muscle Training.- Pelvic Floor Muscle Exercise in the Treatment of Urinary Incontinence.- Advanced Manual Therapy for the Pelvic Floor.- Pelvic Floor Stability and Trunk Muscle Coactivation.- Biofeedback.- Ultrasound.- The Use of Exercise Balls.- Therapeutic Electrical Stimulation.- Bladder Training and Behavioural Training.- Voiding Problems.- The Importance of Fluids.- Pregnancy, Childbirth and Urinary Incontinence.- Childbirth and Anal Incontinence.- Incontinence and the Menopause.- The Athletic Woman / Women and Exercise.- The Male Patient.- The Occupational Therapist's Approach to the Management of Incontinence.- Catheter Care.- Surgery for Urinary Incontinence.- Drugs Acting on the Lower Urinary Tract.- Colorectal Disorders.- An Anatomical Overview.- Faecal Incontinence.- Constipation.- Abdominal Massage for Constipation.- Laxatives.- Pelvic Pain.- Prevalence, Definitions, and Aetiology of Pelvic Pain.- Assessment and Treatment of Pelvic Pain.- Pelvic Organ Prolapse.- Background to Pelvic Organ Prolapse.- Evaluation of Prolapse.- Treatment and Prevention of Prolapse.- Professional Issues.- Ethical Principles in Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy.- Research Trials in Incontinence.- Infection Control Issues.- UK Government Guidelines.


From the reviews of the 1st edition:

... [The book's] strength lies in its multidisciplinary input, which was achieved by combining the specialist skills and knowledge of 39 experts, including the editors. The result is a unique and very comprehensive volume, providing the reader with a truly holistic approach to the assessment and treatment of incontinence and pelvic pain. Aimed primarily at physiotherapists, it confirms their deserved place on the team of health professionals working together in caring form patients seen by this specialty. It is pleasing to find the inclusion of elderly people, patients with neurological impairment, male sufferers, alternative therapies and pelvic pain. ....

....Any health professional working in the field of incontinence and pelvic disorders, whether they are a student or an expert, will find this book of clinical use and interest as either a reference and practical guide or as a teaching tool.

(Ros Thomas, Journal of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Women's Health, Autumn 2003, 92, 89)

- Each chapter gives evidence-based guidance invaluable to students and specialists alike

- This book reaches out into new uncharted territories

- provides novel additions to previous textbooks on incontinence by including chapters on Complementary Therapies.

- Fascinating to read the assessment and treatment of incontinence with Osteopathy, Acupuncture, Reflex Therapy and Homeopathy.

- Readable, understandable and practical textbook

- Every professional working in the specialty of continence should own a copy

(Grace Dorey, Urology News, September/October 2002, vol. 6, no. 6, 26)

- This book provides a clear, concise and practical clinical introduction to the assessment and conservative treatment of pelvic disorders in both men and women, written by many English and American contributors within various disciplines.

- [It] will appeal to many healthcare professionals working in this specialist field as a useful references and practical guide for the management of pelvic organ disorders.

(G. Natale, Minerva Urologica 2004; 56(3):327)

- The section on pelvic pain covers an area which, until recently, has been poorly defined and difficult to treat. The authors embrace this topic in depth and provide a holistic approach to the multidisciplinary management of these patients.

- The editors are to be congratulated for compiling such a well-rounded, comprehensive textbook which will be a useful reference and practical guide for all undergraduate and postgraduate health professionals working with patients who suffer incontinence and pelvic pain.

(Jane Dixon, Physiotherapy Journal 2003: 566)

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