Physiotherapy in Obstetrics and Gynaecology


  • Jill Mantle, BA, GradDipPhys, MCSP, DipTP, Senior Lecturer, Physiotherapy Division, Institue of Health and Rehabilitation, University of East London, UK
  • Jeanette Haslam, MPhil, GradDipPhys, MCSP, SRP, Sen Vis Fellow UEL, Senior Visiting Fellow, University of East London, London, England, UK
  • Sue Barton, MSc, DipEd, MCSP, DipTP, DipRG & RT, DipTHRF, Health Senior Lecturer, School of Health Studies, University of Bradford, England, UK

The second edition of this classic physiotherapy text for undergraduate students, junior physiotherapists, and practitioners specializing in obstetrics and gynecology explores the scientific, philosophical, and practical basis behind all aspects of clinical intervention. This book contains a detailed anatomical description of the female reproductive and urinary tract with the associated structures along with the physiology of reproduction and pregnancy with a thorough account of the physiotherapists' role.
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Book information

  • Published: April 2004
  • ISBN: 978-0-7506-2265-3

Table of Contents

Preface to second edition
Preface to first edition
Foreword to second edition
Foreword to first edition

1. Anatomy
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