Physiotherapy in Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2nd Edition PDF
Physiotherapy in Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2nd Edition PDF gave Margie and me great pleasure to receive many assurances from colleagues that our ‘off- spring’ was proving useful. As we travelled the world we were encouraged by the sight of well- thumbed copies in departments and libraries, and we heard our book referred to as ‘the bible’ more than once.
Physiotherapy in Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2nd Edition PDF publishers first mooted the desirability of a second edition, we were exercised as to what to recommend and advise, especially with respect to physiotherapy in obstetrics. The publication in 1993 by the Department of Health (DoH) of the report of the Expert Maternity Group, entitledChanging childbirth, was followed by a very unsettled period within the UK Maternity Services as a variety of new service models were tried. We were dismayed by the absence of any mention within the report of the obstetric physiotherapist and, in the light of an acute shortage of midwives, we considered the emphasis upon each pregnant woman having a named midwife to support her throughout each entire childbearing episode to be unrealistic.
Physiotherapy in Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2nd Edition PDF publisher pressure mounted, the book was still selling well but Butterworth Heinemann wanted an upgrade and we were increasingly aware of progressions in knowledge, so once again we set to work in Margie’s kitchen. Receiving the news of Margie’s tragic and untimely death on Monday the 16th March 1998 is etched into the memory bank of many. All writing ceased and the second edition went on hold. It has been gradually resurrected with encouragement from Margie’s husband, Martin and the family, and from col- leagues.
It has only been actually realised with an enormous amount of help from colleagues, in par- ticular Jeanette Haslam, Sue Barton, Jo Fordyce, Pauline Walsh, Teresa Cook, Elizabeth Crothers, Morag Thow, Margaret Brownlee, and Deborah Fry, but also there are many others who responded to our queries. To all these people I offer my heartfelt thanks. May this edition enable the memory of Margie to continue to inspire colleagues to holistic, up-to-date best practice in this specialty.”