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Category list : Pelvic floor care

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    Pelvic Pain ExplainedSubscription

    Book review17 November, 2016

    ’This book aids the patient and clinician to give overview of pelvic pain symptoms, causes and treatment options.

  • Muscle training for pelvic organ prolapse

    Muscle training for pelvic organ prolapseSubscription

    Clinical23 January, 2015

    Pelvic floor exercises are effective at successfully managing pelvic organ prolapse, but do they have long-term benefits? New evidence on this topic is presented here with an expert commentary

  • Continence leaflet

    Continence charity engages teenage girls in pelvic floor health promotionSubscription

    News10 December, 2011

    An award winning leaflet designed by teenagers, for teenagers.

  • ACA

    Continence advice service release pelvic floor guide for teenagersSubscription

    News12 October, 2011

    The Association for Continence Advice (ACA) have released a new pelvic floor leaflet which is aimed specifically at informing teenagers on the topic.

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    ACA launch a pelvic floor leaflet for teenage girls Subscription

    News19 May, 2011

    The ACA have produced a leaflet to help teenagers understand the role of the pelvic floor and how to look after it.

  • Mother and baby

    Pelvic floor health: information for teenagersSubscription

    Clinical28 April, 2011

    Young women were involved in developing a leaflet about pelvic floor awareness with the aim of maintaining and improving pelvic floor health

  • Women affected by urinary continence problems receive most benefit from physical therapy, such as pelvic floor exercises, according to a review of literature on the subject.

    Pelvic floor exercises 'best treatment' for female continence problemsSubscription

    News23 November, 2010

    Supervised pelvic floor exercises are the most beneficial treatment for women with stress-related urinary continence problems, according to a review of literature on the subject.

  • Sexual function was improved by pelvic floor exercises

    Pelvic floor rehabilitation improves quality of life and sexual functionSubscription

    News8 March, 2010

    This is the conclusion of a study of 16 patients with urinary incontinence who underwent a complete pelvic floor rehabilitation program.

  • The menopause: effects on the pelvic floor, symptoms and treatment optionsSubscription

    Clinical4 December, 2009

    Postmenopausal women are at risk of urogynaecological dysfunction. With better understanding of the pelvic floor, much can be done to improve care

  • Pelvic floor

    Pelvic floor training for lower urinary tract dysfunction in MSSubscription

    Clinical26 February, 2009

    Does pelvic floor muscle training improve lower urinary tract function in MS?

  • Pregnant woman

    Pregnancy and childbirth: the effects on pelvic floor musclesSubscription

    Clinical26 February, 2009

    Stress incontinence can follow childbirth as pelvic floor muscles are damaged

  • Assessing pelvic floor during childbearing yearSubscription

    Clinical9 May, 2008

    PromoCon, a charity led by the Disabled Living Centre that focuses on the promotion of continence and management of incontinence, has developed a multiprofessional, multifaceted approach to managing pelvic floor dysfunction associated with pregnancy and childbirth.

  • Focus: Implementing guidance on pelvic floor exercisesSubscription

    Clinical31 December, 2007

    VOL: 103, ISSUE: 19, PAGE NO: 40Ian Pomfret, NDNCert, PWT, RGN, is continence adviser; Clare Holden, BSc, MCSP, is specialist continence physiotherapist; both at Chorley and South Ribble Continence Service, Central Lancashire PCT.Pomfret, I., Holden, C. (2007) Implementing guidance on pelvic floor exercises. Nursing Times; 103: 19, 40–41

  • Why men need to perform pelvic floor exercisesSubscription

    Clinical26 August, 2007

    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...

  • Implementing guidance on pelvic floor exercises.Subscription

    Clinical3 July, 2007

    VOL: 103, ISSUE: 19, PAGE NO: 40Ian Pomfret, NDNCert, PWT, RGN, is continence adviserClare Holden, BSc, MCSP, is specialist continence physiotherapist; both at Chorley and South Ribble Continence Service, Central Lancashire PCT.The NICE guideline on the management of urinary incontinence in women recommends that: 'A trial of supervised pelvi...

  • Focus: Implementing guidance on pelvic floor exercisesSubscription

    Clinical8 May, 2007

    VOL: 103, ISSUE: 19, PAGE NO: 40Ian Pomfret, NDNCert, PWT, RGN, is continence adviser; Clare Holden, BSc, MCSP, is specialist continence physiotherapist; both at Chorley and South Ribble Continence Service, Central Lancashire PCT.Pomfret, I., Holden, C. (2007) Implementing guidance on pelvic floor exercises. Nursing Times; 103: 19, 40-41.

  • Pelvic floor exercises must be first line treatmet for stress incontinenceSubscription

    News26 October, 2006

    Three months pelvic floor exercises should be the first line of treatment offered to women presenting with stress or mixed urinary incontinence, new NICE guidelines on the condition say.

  • Pelvic floor exercises as a treatment for men with erectile dysfunctionSubscription

    Clinical23 March, 2004

    VOL: 100, ISSUE: 12, PAGE NO: 65 Grace Dorey PhD, MCSP, is visiting senior research fellow, University of the West of England, Bristol; specialist continence physiotherapist, North Devon District NHS Trust; and specialist continence physiotherapist, Somerset Nuffield Hospital, Taunton.

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    Pelvic floor muscle exercises for menSubscription

    Clinical13 May, 2003

    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).

  • Continence leaflet

    Pelvic floor muscle exerciseSubscription

    Clinical7 January, 2003

    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 ...

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