Physiotherapy in Obstetrics & Gynecology

1st Edition


  • Jill Mantle
  • Margaret Polden
    • Print ISBN 9780750600163


    Copiously illustrated and extensively referenced, it explores the scientific, philosophical and practical basis behind all aspects of good clinical intervention. Brimming with sound practical advice, the book contains:

    * A detailed anatomical description of the female reproductive and urinary tracts together with their associated structures.
    * The physiology of reproduction, pregnancy, parturition, the puerperium as well as the menopause and its aftermath.
    * A thorough, reasoned account of the physiotherapist's role preconceptually, through the reproductive cycle, to the middle years and postmenopausally.
    * Information of the pathology of a wide range of common conditions - incontinence is addressed in much detail, outlining the forms of treatment available to the physiotherapist.
    * A chapter on the neonate and the treatment of early problems.

    This invaluable text will be essential to all those studying for full membership of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.

    Table of Contents

    Introduction; Anatomy; Physiology of Pregnancy; Physical and physiological changes of labour and the puerperium; The antenatal period; Relieving pregnancy discomfort; Preparation for labour; The postnatal period; The climacteric; Common gynaecological conditions; Gynaecological surgery; Continence and incontinence; Early paediatric problems; Appendix 1,2 & 3; Index


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    © 1991
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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

    Margaret Polden

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Superintendent Obstetric Physiotherapist, Hammersmith Hospital, London, UK