Beate Carriere Fitness for the Pelvic Floor

ISBN 13: 9783131305312

Fitness for the Pelvic Floor

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Incontinence affects four out of 10 women, about one out of 10 men, and about 17% of children below age 15. The most common reason for admitting a family member to a nursing home is the family's inability to cope with incontinence. It is estimated that in the US incontinence costs 26 billion dollars a year.


While it is common to exercise many parts of the body to stay fit, very little attention is paid to exercising the pelvic floor. Many exercises exist for the general fitness of the body, strengthening of the arms and legs and the abdominal and back muscles. Finding fun exercises for the pelvic floor involves searching through a great deal of literature; finding exercises suitable for men, women, and children that are fun and effective appears to be impossible.


This book should provide therapists with treatment ideas and encourage patients to ask for help. It focuses on exercises and discusses other treatment options.

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'A worthwhile book for the consumer as well as the physical therapist...included exercises are comprehensive, well-described, and are easy to perform...complete with not only female dysfunctions, but male and children as well...shows that exercising the pelvic floor has taken a step beyond Kegel exercises...an asset to any therapist treating pelvic floor dysfunction or to a client who would like to independently manage his or her impairments.' --Journal of the Section on Women's Health

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Beate Carriere
Verlag: Thieme Georg Verlag Feb 2002 (2002)
ISBN 10: 3131305312 ISBN 13: 9783131305312
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Buchbeschreibung Thieme Georg Verlag Feb 2002, 2002. Taschenbuch. Buchzustand: Neu. Neuware - Fitness for the Pelvic Floor Millions of people, including nearly one third of all women, are affected by problems such as incontinence, sexual dysfunction, hemorrhoids, and uncontrollable gas. These conditions often originate from weak muscles of the pelvic floor. Due to the embarrassing nature of pelvic floor dysfunctions and of some common therapies, most patients do not discuss treatment with their physicians until costly surgeries are the only remaining option. Studies have repeatedly shown that simple exercise and heightened sensory awareness as described in this book have proven to be the most effective means of treatment for many patients. It is common to condition other parts of the body, but little attention is paid to toning the pelvic floor muscles. This book offers a wealth of fun and effective exercises for women, men, and children with pelvic floor problems. Both the patient and therapist will learn how to evaluate incontinence problems and develop appropriate treatment strategies for specific situations, including dysfunctions after childbirth or post-prostate surgery. Key features of the book: Anatomical and physiological information for understanding pelvic floor functions. Simple, easy-to-follow exercise routines to activate and relax the pelvic floor muscles. Clear explanations of the correlation between breathing, the pelvic floor, and abdominal muscles. Definitions of essential terms necessary to facilitate understanding between patient and therapist. This is an essential resource for all physical therapists and their patients dealing with the challenges of pelvic floor dysfunction. Following professional treatment, your patient may continue therapy at home using this book as an exercise guide. It provides the vital information needed to help patients avoid the difficulty and embarrassment of incontinence and other problems related to the pelvic floor. 112 pp. Deutsch. Artikel-Nr. 9783131305312

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