Pelvic Floor Re-education

Principles and Practice

  • Bernard Schüssler
  • Jo Laycock
  • Peggy A. Norton
  • Stuart L. Stanton

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Bernard Schüssler, Jo Laycock, Peggy A. Norton, Stuart L. Stanton
    Pages 1-5
  3. J. DeLancey, K. Jünemann, J. Thüroff, J. Dixon, J. Gosling, P. Norton
    Pages 7-36
  4. B. Schüssler, J. Laycock, U. Hesse, P. Hilton, H. Kölbl, G. Debus-Thiede et al.
    Pages 37-101
  5. B. Schüssler, C. Anthuber, D. Warrell, J. van Geelen
    Pages 103-118
  6. P. Norton, A. Pigné, G. Oudin, M. Henry, S. Stanton, K. Bø et al.
    Pages 119-181
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 183-190

About this book


Pelvic Floor Re-education encompasses a variety of techniques for increasing the strength of, and control over, the pelvic floor muscles. These techniques are now emerging as an effective and viable alternative to surgery in the treatment of urinary incontinence and related conditions. This volume presents a reasoned, scientific approach to the use of pelvic floor re-education. Starting with the latest theories on anatomy, pathophysiology and possible causes of pelvic floor damage, the text then describes the importance of pelvic floor evaluation in determining the type of treatment required. A number of re-education techniques are assessed including isolated muscle exercise, vaginal cones, biofeedback control and electrical stimulation. Recent research work is also reviewed which allows the reader to evaluate the different modalities advocated in the management of pelvic floor dysfunction.


anatomy incontinence pathophysiology pelvic floor surgery urinary incontinence

Authors and affiliations

  • Bernard Schüssler
    • 1
  • Jo Laycock
    • 2
  • Peggy A. Norton
    • 3
  • Stuart L. Stanton
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyKantonsspitalLuzern 16Switzerland
  2. 2.Department of UrotherapyBradford Royal InfirmaryBradford, West YorkshireUK
  3. 3.Department of Obstetrics and GynaecologyUniversity of Utah School of MedicineSalt Lake CityUSA
  4. 4.Urogynaecology Unit, Department of Obstetrics and GynaecologySt. George’s Hospital Medical SchoolLondonUK

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