General Information  
Author(s)Purvi K Changela
PublisherJaypee Brothers Medical Publishers
Edition1st Edition
Publish YearOctober 2016


Chapter 1 gives brief overview of number of health issues in women’s lifespan which can be effectively emphasized by health care, including physiotherapy. Chapter 2 contains a thorough explanation of pelvic anatomy. It also describes the changes found during the pregnancy and are well supported by figures to make the point very clear. Chapter 3 explains the menstrual cycle and the normal fetal development. It also includes the physiological changes during the pregnancy and risk and complications involved with it. The chapter is enriched with so many tables and diagrams making it easy to remember. Chapter 4 mentions diagnostic and screening tests during pregnancy with its reliability and validity. Chapter 5 includes the detailed description of the physiology of labor, premonitory signs of labor, difference between false and true labor pain, physiological and psychological changes occurring during each stage of labor. Chapter 6 describes the role of the physiotherapists in women’s health who assist with various changes that occur in the childbearing year as well as basic antenatal exercise programs designed for each patient. Chapter 7 highlights the role of exercises in general feeling of well-being as well as improving all aspects of pregnancy, delivery and postpartum with colorful pictures and research evidence. Chapter 8 discusses how to work with the various changes which occur during pregnancy. It also includes how physiotherapy helps with the overall transitional period leading to a happier, healthy, problem-free pregnancy and beyond by minimizing related discomforts with physiotherapy. Chapter 9 shows importance of specialty of physiotherapy in normal labor and delivery and assists in examining the baby to free from birth injury and congenital deformities. Chapter 10 provides useful information of a physical therapy exercise and health education program in improving postnatal wellbeing and reducing the risk for postnatal complications. Chapter 11 elaborates the long-term consequences of changes in ovarian hormonal levels during menopause, which includes morbidities like cardiovascular diseases, osteoporosis, problems related to memorization, urinary incontinence, and how the physiotherapy will be helpful to restore function, improve mobility, relieve pain, and prevent or limit permanent physical disabilities of patients. Chapter 12 includes symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of women’s reproductive health issues. Chapter 13 shows needs of all women at pre- and postoperative stage, which include any relevant advice and treatment appropriate to promote the health in the short-and long-term. Chapter 14 gives detailed knowledge about the type of incontinence, severity, clinical symptoms, the underlying cause, special investigation and recommends physiotherapy approaches which are best suited to condition.

Key Features:-

  • A concise and brief text on the subject
  • Presents an excellent content enriched with colourful diagrams and charts
  • Covers all the aspects of obstetric and gynecological conditions along with the physiotherapy treatm
  • Describes each stage of women’s life starting from passages of menses, pregnancy, childbirth, to men
  • Focuses on the role of physiotherapy to overcome the problems of women related to obstetrics and gyn