Women's Health and Biomechanics

Where Medicine and Engineering Meet

  • Sofia Brandão
  • Thuane Da Roza
  • Isabel Ramos
  • Teresa Mascarenhas

Part of the Lecture Notes in Computational Vision and Biomechanics book series (LNCVB, volume 29)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Women’s Health

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Eluana Gomes, Raquel Costa, Tânia Bastos, Michel Probst, Rui Corredeira
      Pages 15-26
    3. Luis Carrão, Rute Santos, Margarida Espanha, Paulo Armada-da-Silva, Ana Amaral, Sandra Amado et al.
      Pages 27-38
  3. Bridging Clinical and Biomechanical Aspects of Breast Surgery

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 39-39
    2. Luísa Nogueira, Rita G. Nunes, Sofia Brandão, Isabel Ramos
      Pages 41-56
    3. Ana Paula Ribeiro, Thalissa Maniaes, Adriana Naomi Hamamoto
      Pages 57-69
    4. Soraia Cristina Tonon da Luz, Gesilani Júlia da Silva Honório
      Pages 71-82
    5. Nilza Ramião, Fabiana Zanata, Tomas Fortoul, Fabio X. Nahas, Lydia M. Ferreira, Pedro Martins et al.
      Pages 83-94
  4. The Biomechanics of the Reproductive Period

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-95
    2. Henrique A. Almeida, Rita M. T. Ascenso, Eunice Oliveira
      Pages 97-108
    3. Patrícia Mota, Augusto Gil Pascoal, Cristiana Vaz, Filipa João, António Veloso, Kari Bø
      Pages 121-132
    4. Dulce Oliveira, Marco Parente, Teresa Mascarenhas, Renato Natal Jorge
      Pages 133-142
  5. Clinical Approach on the Female Pelvic Floor

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
    2. Alice Carvalhais, Thuane Da Roza, Cinara Sacomori
      Pages 145-153
    3. Augusto Gil Pascoal, Patrícia Silva, Fátima Sancho
      Pages 155-164
  6. Biomechanical Analysis of the Female Pelvic Floor

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 201-201
    2. Elisabete Silva, Sofia Brandão, Marco Parente, Teresa Mascarenhas, Renato Natal Jorge
      Pages 203-215
    3. Aroj Bhattarai, Ralf Frotscher, Manfred Staat
      Pages 217-230
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 231-231

About this book


This book focuses on particular mental and physical aspects of women’s health, presenting topics concerning the pelvis and pelvic floor dysfunction and the breast during a woman’s life, such as rehabilitation for pelvic and breast disorders, and the benefits of biomechanical analysis in treating these conditions. With each chapter providing a brief survey of a major research area related to the theme, the book offers an integrated overview of topics such as the bio-psycho-social model of women’s health, pelvic floor evaluation in sports, the breast, pregnancy and delivery. It is a valuable resource for a wide range of readers, including researchers, graduates and professionals.  


Biomedical Engineering Sports Medicine Bio-psycho-social model of women´s health Pelvic Floor Dysfunction Ultrasound Imaging

Editors and affiliations

  • Sofia Brandão
    • 1
  • Thuane Da Roza
    • 2
  • Isabel Ramos
    • 3
  • Teresa Mascarenhas
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Radiology, CHSJ-EPE, Faculty of MedicineUniversity of PortoPortoPortugal
  2. 2.Department of Biomechanics, College of Health and Sport Science (CEFID)Santa Catarina State University (UDESC)FlorianópolisBrazil
  3. 3.Department of Radiology, CHSJ-EPE, Faculty of MedicineUniversity of PortoPortoPortugal
  4. 4.Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, CHSJ-EPE, Faculty of MedicineUniversity of PortoPortoPortugal

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG 2018
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-71573-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-71574-2
  • Series Print ISSN 2212-9391
  • Series Online ISSN 2212-9413
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