Topics of research : Women's Health Physiotherapy - Urogynaecology - Perinatal Physiotherapy - Musculoskeletal Disorders - 3D/4D transperineal ultrasound of the pelvic floor - clinical assessment of the pelvic floor - ICF classification of heath problems - Adherence strategies in conservative treatment - prevention - primary health care - teamwork towards secondary & tertiary subspecialized care - Extended expertise in a multidisciplinary team aiming to improve interprofessional cooperation and patient centered care. - A strong national and international network in women's health and pelvic health aiming to implement research findings in improved health care and in a diverse society. - Expertise in Health Education, aiming to raise awareness about prevention and treatment of pelvic floor disorders in women - Expertise in good science communication, also aiming to raise more awareness and to empower women in helpseaking behavior.
The Pelvic Floor.
AbstractOnline platform 'The Pelvic Floor' Although pelvic floor problems are common in women, there is still a taboo. A multidisciplinary team of researchers from the University of Antwerp and the UZA wants to change this by launching the online platform 'The Pelvic Floor'. The online platform consists of informative blogs, links to the right informative websites and fascinating testimonials to give women the right knowledge and insights about pelvic floor problems. In this way, women receive the necessary guidance to help prevent and reduce complaints and limit relapse or deterioration. The accompanying social media campaign is strongly committed to providing preventive information. Every woman is unique and deserves genuine information about her pelvic floor. Knowing more? Be sure to take a look at the online platform.
- Promotor: Neels Hedwig