Key Features

  • 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.

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



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About the authors

Jill Mantle

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Lecturer, Physiotherapy Division, Institue of Health and Rehabilitation, University of East London, UK

Jeanette Haslam

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Visiting Fellow, University of East London, London, England, UK

Sue Barton

Affiliations and Expertise

Health Senior Lecturer, School of Health Studies, University of Bradford, England, UK