Pelvic Floor Re-education

Principles and Practice

  • Kaven Baessler
  • Kathryn L. Burgio
  • Peggy A. Norton
  • Bernhard Schüssler
  • Kate H. Moore
  • Stuart L. Stanton

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Function and Dysfunction of the Pelvic Floor and Viscera

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Daniele Perucchini, John O. L. DeLancey
      Pages 3-21
    3. David B. Vodušek
      Pages 22-35
    4. Kaven Baessler, Bernhard Schüssler
      Pages 36-48
    5. Brenda Russell, Linda Brubaker
      Pages 49-61
    6. Annette Kuhn, Bernhard Schüssler
      Pages 62-70
    7. Peggy A. Norton
      Pages 71-74
    8. Abdul H. Sultan, A. Muti Abulaffi
      Pages 75-82
  3. Evaluation of the Pelvic Floor

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. Diane K. Newman, Jo Laycock
      Pages 91-104
    3. Ursula M. Peschers
      Pages 105-108
    4. Ursula M. Peschers
      Pages 109-119
    5. Christopher K. Payne
      Pages 120-123
    6. David Z. Lubowski, Michael L. Kennedy
      Pages 124-134
    7. Kaven Baessler, Heinz Kölbl
      Pages 135-143
    8. Thomas Treumann, Ralf Tunn, Bernhard Schüssler
      Pages 144-154
    9. Clare J. Fowler, David B. Vodušek
      Pages 155-161
    10. Kate H. Moore, Emmanuel Karantanis
      Pages 162-174
  4. Techniques of Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation and Muscle Training

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 175-175
    2. Pauline E. Chiarelli, Kate H. Moore
      Pages 184-189
    3. Wendy F. Bower
      Pages 190-195
    4. Alastair R. Morris, Kate H. Moore
      Pages 196-200
    5. Ingrid Nygaard, Peggy A. Norton
      Pages 201-207
    6. Kaven Baessler, Barbara E. Bell
      Pages 208-212
  5. Treatment: Condition-Specific Assessment and Approaches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 213-213
    2. Kathryn L. Burgio
      Pages 215-220
    3. Jo Laycock
      Pages 221-227
    4. Pauline E. Chiarelli
      Pages 235-241
    5. Ranee Thakar
      Pages 242-245
    6. Kathryn L. Burgio, Dudley Robinson, Linda Cardozo
      Pages 246-252
    7. Christine Norton
      Pages 259-266
    8. Alain P. Bourcier
      Pages 267-270
    9. Jane A. Schulz, Elena Kwon
      Pages 271-277
  6. What to Do if Physiotherapy Fails?

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 279-279
    2. Stuart L. Stanton
      Pages 281-284
    3. Klaus E. Matzel, Manuel Besendörfer, Stefanie Kuschel
      Pages 289-292
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 293-302

About this book


The second edition of Pelvic Floor Re-education provides a comprehensive overview of the subject, along with other aspects of the clinical assessment and management of pelvic floor disorders.

Starting with the latest theories on the anatomy, pathophysiology, and possible causes of pelvic floor damage, the importance of pelvic floor evaluation is looked at in order to determine the type of treatment required. Practical techniques of muscle assessment and investigative methodologies are reviewed and up-to-date information on anatomy and physiology is discussed. An algorithmic approach takes the reader through the options for clinical evaluation and treatment. Several re-education techniques are assessed for pelvic floor dysfunction, including isolated muscle exercise, vagina cones, biofeedback control, and electrical stimulation.

This practical book is invaluable reading for all healthcare professionals working with incontinent patients, particularly urogynecologists, obstetricians, gynecologists, and physiotherapists. It also provides a comprehensive but readable source for residents and trainees interested in the scientific and clinical fundamentals of pelvic floor re-education.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Kaven Baessler
    • 1
  • Kathryn L. Burgio
    • 2
    • 3
  • Peggy A. Norton
    • 4
  • Bernhard Schüssler
    • 5
  • Kate H. Moore
    • 6
  • Stuart L. Stanton
    • 7
  1. 1.Department of GynaecologyCharité University HospitalBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Division of Gerontology, Geriatrics and Palliative Care Department of MedicineUniversity of Alabama at BirminghamBirminghamUSA
  3. 3.Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical CenterUniversity of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham Veterans Affairs Medical CenterBirminghamUSA
  4. 4.Department of Obstetrics and GynecologyUniversity of Utah School of MedicineSalt Lake CityUSA
  5. 5.Neue FrauenklinikKantonsspital LuzernLuzernSwitzerland
  6. 6.Department of UrogynaecologyUniversity of New South Wales St George HospitalSydneyAustralia
  7. 7.Portland HospitalLondonUK

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