Women's Health in Physical Therapy

Women's Health in Physical Therapy

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This book provides a framework and practical guidelines for managing women's health issues within the practice of physical therapy. It enables students to develop and implement customized patient care plans to deal with a broad range of disorders and health issues that either primarily affect women or manifest themselves differently in women. The book features a team of expert authors whose advice is based not only on a thorough investigation of the evidence, but also on their own firsthand experience as physical therapists specializing in women's health issues.PHYSICAL THERAPY INTERVENTION: PERINEAL MASSAGE FOR PELVIC FLOOR MUSCLE RELAXATION The ... during pregnancy to improve the mobility of the perineal tissues and promote pelvic floor muscle relaxation and elongation are listed in Box 15-3. ... to facilitate perineal tissue bulging.5aquot; Bulging exercises can be performed while sitting on a therapeutic ball or backward facing into a chair.

Title:Women's Health in Physical Therapy
Author:Jean M. Irion, Glenn Irion
Publisher:Lippincott Williams & Wilkins - 2010


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