Evidence-Based Physical Therapy for the Pelvic Floor

Evidence-Based Physical Therapy for the Pelvic Floor Bridging Science and Clinical PracticeEdition 2

Editors: By Kari Bo, Professor, PT, PhD, Bary Berghmans, PhD, MSc, RPt, Siv Morkved, PT, MSc, PhD and Marijke Van Kampen, PhD
ISBN: 9780702044434
Publication Date : Dec 10, 2014
Page Count: 432
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  • Description
  • About the Editor
  • Table of Contents
  • Book Reviews
Description

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 Bø 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

Key Features

  • 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

New Features

  • 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
About the Editor
By Kari Bo, Professor, PT, PhD, Exercise scientist, Norwegian School of Sports Sciences, Oslo, Norway; Bary Berghmans, PhD, MSc, RPt, Epidemiologist and Researcher, Maastricht University Pelvic Care Centre, Maastricht, The Netherlands; Siv Morkved, PT, MSc, PhD, Associate Professor and Senior Researcher, Department of Community Medicine & General Practice, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway and Marijke Van Kampen, PhD, Professor in Rehabilitation Science, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Faculty of Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Science, University Hospital GHB, Leuven, Belgium
Table of Contents

1. OVERVIEW OF PHYSICAL THERAPY FOR PELVIC FLOOR DYSFUNCTION
Kari Bø

2. CRITICAL APPRAISAL OF RANDOMIZED TRIALS AND SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS OF THE EFFECTS OF PHYSICAL THERAPY INTERVENTIONS FOR THE PELVIC FLOOR
Rob Herbert

3. FUNCTIONAL ANATOMY OF THE FEMALE PELVIC FLOOR
James A Ashton-Miller, John OL DeLancey

4. NEUROANATOMY AND NEUROPHYSIOLOGY OF PELVIC FLOOR MUSCLES
David B Vodušek

5. MEASUREMENT OF PELVIC FLOOR MUSCLE FUNCTION AND STRENGTH, AND PELVIC ORGAN PROLAPSE

5.1 Introduction
Kari Bø

5.2 Visual observation and palpation
Kari Bø

5.3 Electromyography
David B Vodušek

5.4 Vaginal squeeze pressure measurement
Kari Bø

5.5 Pelvic floor dynamometry
Chantale Dumoulin, Mélanie Morin

5.6 Urethral pressure measurements
Mohammed Belal, Paul Abrams

5.7 Ultrasound in the assessment of PFM and pelvic organ descent
Hans Peter Dietz

5.8 MRI of intact and injured female pelvic floor muscles
John OL DeLancey, James A Ashton-Miller

6. PELVIC FLOOR AND EXERCISE SCIENCE

6.1 Motor learning
Kari Bø, Siv Mørkved

6.2 Strength training
Kari Bø, Arve Aschehoug

7. FEMALE PELVIC FLOOR DYSFUNCTIONS AND EVIDENCE-BASED PHYSICAL THERAPY

7.1 Female stress urinary incontinence
Prevalence, causes and pathophysiology
Jacques Corcos
Lifestyle interventions
Pauline Chiarelli
Bladder training
Jean F Wyman
Pelvic floor muscle training for SUI
Kari Bø
Electrical stimulation for SUI
Bary Berghmans

7.2 Female overactive bladder
Pelvic floor muscle training for overactive bladder
Kari Bø
Electrical stimulation for overactive bladder
Bary Berghmans

7.3 Urinary incontinence related to the peripartum period
Siv Mørkved, Kari Bø

7.4 Pelvic organ prolapse
Clinical assessment of pelvic organ prolapse
Matthew D Barber
Use of pessaries to prevent and treat pelvic organ prolapse
Patricia Neumann
Pelvic floor muscle training in prevention and treatment of pelvic organ prolapse
Kari Bø, Helena Frawley

7.5 Female sexual dysfunction
Assessment
Alessandra Graziottin
Treatment
Alessandra Graziottin, Dania Gambini

8. MALE PELVIC FLOOR DYSFUNCTIONS AND EVIDENCE-BASED PHYSICAL THERAPY

8.1 Urinary incontinence and other lower urinary tract symptoms
Marijke Van Kampen, Inge Geraerts

8.2 Male sexual dysfunction
Grace Dorey

9. EVIDENCE-BASED PHYSICAL THERAPY FOR PELVIC FLOOR DYSFUNCTIONS AFFECTING BOTH WOMEN AND MEN

9.1 Anal incontinence
Epidemiology, anatomy and pathophysiology, and risk factors
Bary Berghmans, Esther Bols, Ylva Sahlin, Espen Berner
Assessment of the nature and severity of AI
Bary Berghmans, Esther Bols
Conservative interventions for treatment of AI
Bary Berghmans, Esther Bols

9.2 Pelvic floor pain and the overactive pelvic floor
Helena Frawley

10. EVIDENCE FOR PELVIC FLOOR PHYSICAL THERAPY IN CHILDREN
Wendy F Bower

11. PELVIC FLOOR PHYSICAL THERAPY IN THE ELDERLY: WHERE’S THE EVIDENCE?
Adrian Wagg

12. EVIDENCE FOR PELVIC FLOOR PHYSICAL THERAPY FOR NEUROLOGICAL DISEASE
Marijke Van Kampen, Inge Geraerts

13. PELVIC FLOOR DYSFUNCTION, PREVENTION AND TREATMENT IN ELITE ATHLETES
Kari Bø

14. THE DEVELOPMENT OF CLINICAL PRACTICE GUIDELINES
Bary Berghmans, Erik Hendricks, Nol Bernards, Rob de Bie

Book Reviews

"This book has assembled leading names in a multidisciplinary group in the field of research and clinical work to contribute to this book detailing and summarising all the research available to date in the field of pelvic floor function and dysfunction. It is a comprehensive review of every aspect of this area including female, male and childhood issues, incontinence, prolapse, pain and sexual dysfunction, including specific groups such as the elderly, the high level sports participants and pregnant and post- partum women." Reviewed by Beatrice McGinley on behalf of Physiotherapy Practice and Research, October 2015