The Overactive Pelvic Floor

  • Anna Padoa
  • Talli Y. Rosenbaum

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Ellen Laan, Rik H. W. van Lunsen
    Pages 17-29
  3. Deborah S. Cohen, Joshua Gonzalez, Irwin Goldstein
    Pages 31-42
  4. Ahinoam Lev-Sagie
    Pages 43-56
  5. Mauro Cervigni, Andrea Morciano, Giuseppe Campagna
    Pages 57-71
  6. Asnat Groutz
    Pages 113-119
  7. Lior Lowenstein, Moti Gulersen, Amy Lehrner
    Pages 131-150
  8. Evelyne Gentilcore-Saulnier, Cindy Auchincloss, Linda McLean
    Pages 175-203
  9. Sarit Barak, Gil Levy
    Pages 233-254
  10. Riva N. Preil, Zoe R. Belkin, Andrew T. Goldstein
    Pages 255-263
  11. Rebecca P. Anderson, Sarit O. Aschkenazi
    Pages 305-319
  12. Elke D. Reissing, Heather VanZuylen
    Pages 321-333
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 335-346

About this book


This textbook provides a comprehensive, state-of-the art review of the Overactive Pelvic Floor (OPF) that provides clinical tools for medical and mental health practitioners alike.  Written by experts in the field, this text offers tools for recognition, assessment, treatment and interdisciplinary referral for patients with OPF and OPF related conditions. The text reviews the definition, etiology and pathophysiology of non-relaxing pelvic floor muscle tone as well as discusses sexual function and past sexual experience in relation to the pelvic floor.  Specific pelvic floor dysfunctions associated with pelvic floor overactivity in both men and women are reviewed in detail.  Individual chapters are devoted to female genital pain and vulvodynia, female bladder pain and interstitial cystitis, male chronic pelvic and genital pain, sexual dysfunction related to pelvic pain in both men and women, musculoskeletal aspects of pelvic floor overactivity, LUTS and voiding dysfunction, and anorectal disorders. Assessment of the pelvic floor is addressed in distinct chapters describing subjective and objective assessment tools. State of the art testing measures including electromyographic and video-urodynamic analysis, ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging are introduced. The final chapters are devoted to medical, psychosocial, and physical therapy treatment interventions with an emphasis on interdisciplinary management      


The Overactive Pelvic Floor serves physicians in the fields of urology, urogynecology and gastroenterology as well as psychotherapists, sex therapists, and physical therapists.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Anna Padoa
    • 1
  • Talli Y. Rosenbaum
    • 2
  1. 1.Urogynecology and Pelvic Floor ServiceAssaf Harofeh Medical CenterZerifinIsrael
  2. 2.Inner Stability, LtdBeit ShemeshIsrael

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-22149-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-22150-2
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