Category list : Pelvic floor care
Stories with this category.
Why men need to perform pelvic floor exercisesSubscription
VOL: 103, ISSUE: 26, PAGE NO: 40Grace Dorey, PhD, FCSP, is consultant physiotherapist, The Somerset Nuffield Hospital, SomersetMale pelvic floor muscles may be divided into a deep supportive layer forming the urogenital diaphragm and a superf...
Postmenopausal women are at risk of urogynaecological dysfunction. With better understanding of the pelvic floor, much can be done to improve care
Stress incontinence can follow childbirth as pelvic floor muscles are damaged
Pelvic Pain ExplainedSubscription
’This book aids the patient and clinician to give overview of pelvic pain symptoms, causes and treatment options.
Does pelvic floor muscle training improve lower urinary tract function in MS?
This is the conclusion of a study of 16 patients with urinary incontinence who underwent a complete pelvic floor rehabilitation program.
Pelvic floor muscle exercises for menSubscription
There are four functions of the male pelvic floor muscles. They support the abdominal contents, maintain urinary and faecal continence, allow the elimination of urine and faeces, and have an important role in sexual activity (Box 1).
Pelvic floor muscle exercisesSubscription
VOL: 96, ISSUE: 42, PAGE NO: 2Jeanette Haslam, MPhil, MCSP, SRP, is a clinical continence specialist, Munich, GermanyThe pelvic floor muscles are unique, somatically controlled muscles that are active throughout life, 24 hours a day. They form a dynamic platform which functions like a trampoline at the base of the pelvis to contain the pelvic and abdominal organs, preventing prolapse and assisting in the maintenance of continence.
Pelvic floor muscle exerciseSubscription
The ICS Standardisation Committee (Abrams et al, 2002) defines the symptom of stress urinary incontinence as the complaint of involuntary leakage on effort or exertion, or on sneezing or coughing. Genuine stress incontinence (now known as urodynamically proven stress incontinence) is the involuntary loss of urine occurring when, in the absence of a detrusor contraction, the intravesical pressure exceeds the maximal urethral pressure. These definitions tend to look at the urinary mechanism ...
Pelvic floor health: information for teenagersSubscription
Young women were involved in developing a leaflet about pelvic floor awareness with the aim of maintaining and improving pelvic floor health