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Visceral Manipulation for Female Pelvic Disorders
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Jean Pierre Barral DO, Marc Naudin, Olivier Bazin
Hardcover, 305 pages


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Visceral Manipulation for Female Pelvic Disorders


Olivier Bazin, Marc Naudin, and Jean-Pierre Barral 

Manual Therapists and Osteopaths are challenged in their everyday practices to assess and treat patients affected by pelvic floor disorders. Recurring referral diagnoses may be related to functional disorders (urinary incontinence, pelvic pain, infertility), hormonal physiology (puberty, menstrual cycle, pregnancy, menopause), or related to consequences associated with specific surgical and/or infectious disease processes. The intrapelvic soft tissues are continuously stimulated and mobilized due to respiratory, urinary, genital, and intestinal functions; similarly, the urogenital organs are in constant motion. The role of the practitioner is to collectively restore pelvic soft tissue mobility to ensure proper pelvic physiology. 

This book is based on the most common pelvic disorders encountered in clinical practice, and provides practitioners with key treatments to aid with patient care and recovery. The authors present a variety of internal and external pelvic manipulations, including comprehensive soft tissue, neural, and vascular techniques.  

The emotional component, the social impact, the therapist’s role, indications and contraindications, as well as specific urogenital pathologies are explicitly presented.  

This book is meant to be instructional: technique descriptions are reinforced with diagrams and pictures illustrating the manipulations. Rich in detailed, high quality illustrations and photographs, this book serves as both an anatomical reference and a guide to carrying out visceral manipulations for female pelvic disorders in the most effective way possible.

Preface:  This book helps therapists to manage delicate urogenital dysfunctions with precision, tact, and efficacy. It is indispensable for clinical therapists whose desire is to aid all patients who are unable to find solutions to their various problems associated with the urogenital system: incontinence, dyspareunia, pudendal neuralgia, infertility, postpartum care, and premenstrual syndrome, to name a few. It has always been a pleasure to share and exchange ideas, and to perfect ourselves for the well-being of all women who can be helped by manual therapy. The concept of osteopathy evaluates the human body in its entirety, whether faced with osteoarticular, visceral, cranial, or emotional disorders. Manual therapy can be very effective for many patients who consult us for troubles associated with the urogenital system. It is our duty, in order to help these patients to the best of our abilities, to possess the knowledge and understand in great depth the anatomy and the physiology of the women we treat.

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$94.95 (USD)