Evidence-Based Physical Therapy for the Pelvic Floor: Bridging Science and Clinical Practice


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Elsevier Science Health Science Bridging the gap between evidence-based research and clinical practice, Physical Therapy for the Pelvic Floor has become an invaluable resource to practitioners treating patients with disorders of the pelvic floor. The second edition is now presented in a full colour, hardback format, encompassing the wealth of new research in this area which has emerged in recent years.

Kari B� and her team focus on the evidence, from basic studies (theories or rationales for treatment) and RCTs (appraisal of effectiveness) to the implications of these for clinical practice, while also covering pelvic floor dysfunction in specific groups, including men, children, elite athletes, the elderly, pregnant women and those with neurological diseases. Crucially, recommendations on how to start, continue and progress treatment are also given with detailed treatment strategies around pelvic floor muscle training, biofeedback and electrical stimulation.

..a comprehensive review of every aspect of this area including female, male and childhood issues, incontinence, prolapse, pain and sexual dysfunction. Reviewed by Beatrice McGinley on behalf of Physiotherapy Practice and Research, October 2015


aligns scientific research with clinical practice
detailed treatment strategies
innovative practice guidelines supported by a sound evidence base
colour illustrations of pelvic floor anatomy and related neuroanatomy/ neurophysiology
MRIs and ultrasounds showing normal and dysfunctional pelvic floor

incorporates vital new research and material
uses key summary boxes throughout new edition to highlight quick reference points
now in full colour throughout and a hardback format...



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