Brand: Sue Croft Code: PFEB
Pelvic Floor Essentials (3rd edition) is an excellent resource for anyone with pelvic floor dysfunction or wanting to avoid developing any pelvic floor problems.
Many women suffer with pelvic floor dysfunction such as stress urinary incontinence and prolapse following childbirth. Others have bladder issues such as an overactive bladder or recurrent urinary tract infections without ever having had children. Many lifestyle and genetic factors affect the whether you develop pelvic floor dysfunction.
Author Sue Croft is a physiotherapist with many years experience treating women with pelvic floor dysfunction. She says:
"Following the success of my first book Pelvic Floor Recovery: A Physiotherapy Guide for Gynaecological Surgery, I have written this second book to assist women in learning how to correct any bladder and pelvic floor problems using conservative measures whether having had children or not. This book includes information such as:
- Children's continence (New)
- Pregnancy and childbirth (New)
- Correct activation of the pelvic floor and abdominal muscles
- Pelvic floor muscle training programme.
- Good bladder and bowel habits and effective toilet positioning.
- Conservative prolapse management strategies.
- Pelvic Floor safe’ abdominal exercises.
- Relaxation, breath awareness and chronic pain education.
- Sport, sexual function and travel advice.
- Extensive bladder and bowel advice
- Preventative strategies following childbirth
Pelvic Floor Essentials is easy to read and has simple, clear diagrams and illustrations to demonstrate the anatomy and exercises. It is small enough to sit on your bedside table for regular review and to help your pelvic floor stay in good shape forever.
“This book brings together all the essential factors of bladder control, fluid management and bowel function, including prolapse prevention and sexual function in a way that is clear with a focused approach to the problems women experience. Like her first book, Sue has included practical advice and tips in highlighted sections making this a very easy read for all women as well as a useful resource for clinicians.”
Dr Irmina Nahon, PhD. Assistant Professor in Physiotherapy, University of Canberra.
Chapter 1: The pelvic floor muscles
Chapter 2: The ole of posture and the pelvic floor
Chapter 3 : Causes of pelvic floor issues
Chapter 4: Normal and Abnormal Bladder Function
Chapter 5: What is Prolapse
Chapter 6: Management of bowel function
Chapter 7: Early years: bladder and bowl issues
Chapter 8: Pregnancy, childbirth and the post-partum period
Chapter 9: A consultation with a pelvic health physiotherapist
Chapter 10: Managing Persistent pelvic pain
Chapter 11: Exercise is medicine:a prescripion for healthy life
Chapter 12: Travelling
Chapter 13: Sexual Functiona
Chapter 14: The affects of ageing on the pelvicfloor dysfunction
Chapter 15: Conclusion about change
Appendices : Useful links, bladder diary and how to fill in