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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:
The editors, Jill Mantle, Jeanette Haslam and Sue Barton are internationally known as physiotherapists, academics, authors and researchers in this field.
- Amazingly thorough coverage of the physiotherapist's role in obstetrics and gynecology make this resource the definitive one of its kind.
- Information includes detailed anatomical descriptions of the female reproductive, urinary and lower intestinal tracts together with associated structures.
- Material on the physiology of reproduction, pregnancy, parturition, the puerperium, menopause, and more makes this text the definitive resource of its kind.
- Practical content features a reasoned account of the physiotherapist's role preconceptually, through the reproductive cycle, to the middle years and beyond.
- Comprehensive coverage includes a wide range of gynecological pathologies and relevant surgeries.
- Detailed coverage of treatment of incontinence provides helpful knowledge to any practitioner.
- Information has been updated to reflect modern practice and recent changes in the electrotherapy machines used in labor.
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
In Touch, Spring 2005, G Gallaway BSc, MCSP