Category list : Pelvic floor care
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Pelvic Pain ExplainedSubscription
’This book aids the patient and clinician to give overview of pelvic pain symptoms, causes and treatment options.
Muscle training for pelvic organ prolapseSubscription
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
An award winning leaflet designed by teenagers, for teenagers.
The Association for Continence Advice (ACA) have released a new pelvic floor leaflet which is aimed specifically at informing teenagers on the topic.
ACA launch a pelvic floor leaflet for teenage girls Subscription
The ACA have produced a leaflet to help teenagers understand the role of the pelvic floor and how to look after it.
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
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.
This is the conclusion of a study of 16 patients with urinary incontinence who underwent a complete pelvic floor rehabilitation program.
Postmenopausal women are at risk of urogynaecological dysfunction. With better understanding of the pelvic floor, much can be done to improve care
Does pelvic floor muscle training improve lower urinary tract function in MS?
Stress incontinence can follow childbirth as pelvic floor muscles are damaged
Assessing pelvic floor during childbearing yearSubscription
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.
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
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
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...
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.
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.
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.
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 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 ...