Evidence-Based Physical Therapy for the Pelvic Floor

1st Edition

Bridging Science and Clinical Practice

Authors: Kari Bo Bary Berghmans Siv Morkved Marijke Van Kampen
Print ISBN: 9780443101465
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
Published Date: 27th July 2007
Page Count: 456


This unique book bridges the gap between evidence-based research and clinical practice. Edited by Kari Bo who has done pioneering research in this area, each chapter focuses on the evidence, from basic studies (theories or rationales for the treatment) and RCTs (appraisal of effectiveness), to the implications of these for clinical practice, and finally in recommendations on how to start, continue and progress treatment.

Key Features

  • Detailed treatment strategies - pelvic floor muscle training, biofeedback, electrical stimulation.
  • Information on pelvic floor dysfunction in specific groups - men, children, elite athletes, the elderly, pregnancy, neurological diseases.
  • Detailed illustrations of pelvic floor anatomy and related neuroanatomy/neurophysiology.
  • MRIs and ultrasounds showing normal and dysfunctional pelvic floor.
  • Clinical practice guidelines.
  • Critical appraisal of RCTs.
  • Strategies to reduce drop-out in conservative treatment.


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About the Author

Kari Bo

Affiliations and Expertise

Exercise scientist, Norwegian School of Sports Sciences, Oslo, Norway

Bary Berghmans

Affiliations and Expertise

Epidemiologist and Researcher, Maastricht University Pelvic Care Centre, Maastricht, The Netherlands

Siv Morkved

Affiliations and Expertise

Associate Professor and Senior Researcher, Department of Community Medicine & General Practice, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway

Marijke Van Kampen

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor in Rehabilitation Science, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Faculty of Kinesiology and Rehabilitation Science, University Hospital GHB, Leuven, Belgium