Fitness for the Pelvic Floor
  • Fitness for the Pelvic Floor
  • Fitness for the Pelvic Floor

Fitness for the Pelvic Floor

by Beate Carriere
     
 

ISBN-10: 1588900908

ISBN-13: 9781588900906

Pub. Date: 04/15/2002

Publisher: Thieme

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

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781588900906
Publisher:
Thieme
Publication date:
04/15/2002
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
6.60(w) x 9.40(h) x 0.30(d)

Table of Contents

Fitness for the Pelvic Floor Treatment Options and Exercises for Improvement of Physical and Sexual Health1
Introduction2
Pt. IAnatomy and Physiology of the Pelvic Floor5
1Introduction6
2Layers of the Pelvic Floor8
3Evaluation of Breathing14
4Bladder and Bowel Voiding Diary16
5Bladder and Bowel Incontinence17
Pt. IITreatment Options and Exercises21
6The Pelvic Floor - The Forgotten Muscle22
7Sensory Awareness - Feeling the Pelvic Floor24
8Exercises to Increase Sensory Awareness of the Pelvic Floor31
9Breathing Evaluation and Treatment of Breathing Dysfunction34
10Treatment with Functional Exercises38
11Functional Exercises for the Pelvic Floor52
12Stretching Exercises for the Muscles Surrounding the Pelvic Floor69
Appendix83
Physical Therapy Evaluation of Female Incontinence84
Physical Therapy Evaluation of Male Incontinence87
Physical Therapy Evaluation of Male Patients Scheduled for or Post Prostate Surgery90
Re-evaluation Post Prostate Surgery84
References95
Glossary97

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