Women's Health

1st Edition

A Textbook for Physiotherapists


  • Ruth Sapsford
  • Joanne Bullock-Saxton
  • Sue Markwell
    • Print ISBN 9780702022098

    Table of Contents

    Women's Health and the Physiotherapist. Adolescence. Puberty and Menarche. Adolescence and the Musculo-Skeletal System. Diet and Exercise for the Adolescent. Eating Disorders. Menstrual and Perimenstrual Problems: Impact on the Adolescent. The Pelvic Floor and Its Related Organs. Urinary Dysfunction in Adolescence. Sexual Function and Common Sexual Issues. The Child Bearing Year. Overview of Pregnancy and the Puerperium. Pregnancy and the Puerperium: Physiological Changes. The Psychological and Emotional Aspects of Childbearing. Perinatal Sexuality. Musculo-Skeletal Changes Associated with the Perinatal Period. Ante-Natal Education. Fitness in Childbearing Year. Physiology of Labour. Coping with Labour: What Are the Options? Post-Natal Management. Baby and Parents. Women in the Workplace: Ergonomic Control of Musculo-Skeletal Injuries. Women with Special Needs. Pelvic Floor Dysfunction in the Perinatal Period. Electrotherapy Options for the Perinatal Period and Beyond. 40-60 Year Olds: The Mature Woman. Physiological and Endocrine Changes of Menopause. Physical and Psychological Changes Related to Menopause. Health Promotion and Gynaecological Management in the Middle Years. Urogenital Dysfunction. Functional Disorders of the Anorectum and Pain Syndromes. Physiotherapy Management of Pelvic Floor Dysfunction. Sexual Issues from 40 Years Onwards. Osteoporosis. Rehabilitation After Breast Cancer. Physiotherapy and Gynaecological Surgery. Physiotherapy Management of Lymphoedema. The Aged.


    No. of pages:
    © 1998
    Bailièrre Tindall
    Print ISBN:

    About the authors

    Ruth Sapsford

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Department of Physiotherapy, Mater Misericordiae Hospital, Brisbane, Australia

    Joanne Bullock-Saxton

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Department of Physiotherapy, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

    Sue Markwell

    Affiliations and Expertise

    Deparments of Gastroenterology and Physiotherapy, Royal Brisbane Hospital, Brisbane, Australia