Fitness for the Pelvic Floor

Fitness for the Pelvic Floor

by Beate Carriere
     
 

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Incontinence affects four out of 10 women, about one out of 10 men, and about 17% of children below age 15. The most common reason for admitting a family member to a nursing home is the family's inability to cope with incontinence. It is estimated that in the US incontinence costs 26 billion dollars a year.While it is common to exercise many parts of the body to stay

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Incontinence affects four out of 10 women, about one out of 10 men, and about 17% of children below age 15. The most common reason for admitting a family member to a nursing home is the family's inability to cope with incontinence. It is estimated that in the US incontinence costs 26 billion dollars a year.While it is common to exercise many parts of the body to stay fit, very little attention is paid to exercising the pelvic floor. Many exercises exist for the general fitness of the body, strengthening of the arms and legs and the abdominal and back muscles. Finding fun exercises for the pelvic floor involves searching through a great deal of literature; finding exercises suitable for men, women, and children that are fun and effective appears to be impossible. This book should provide therapists with treatment ideas and encourage patients to ask for help. It focuses on exercises and discusses other treatment options.

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'A worthwhile book for the consumer as well as the physical therapist. . .included exercises are comprehensive, well-described, and are easy to perform. . .complete with not only female dysfunctions, but male and children as well. . .shows that exercising the pelvic floor has taken a step beyond Kegel exercises. . .an asset to any therapist treating pelvic floor dysfunction or to a client who would like to independently manage his or her impairments.' --Journal of the Section on Women's Health

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9786161626815
Publisher:
Thieme
Publication date:
01/01/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
112
File size:
9 MB

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Physical Therapist in Private Practice, Pasadena, CA, USA

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