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Effects of three interventions in facilitating voluntary pelvic floor muscle contraction in women: a randomized controlled trial
Elaine Cristine L. Mateus-Vasconcelos, Luiz Gustavo O. Brito, Patricia Driusso, Thaís D. Silva, Flávia I. Antônio, Cristine H.J. Ferreira

  • Training of the pelvic floor muscles (PFM) is essential in the treatment of pelvic floor dysfunctions.

  • Only women who are able to contract the PFM are eligible for PFM training.

  • There is no consensus as to the best method to facilitate PFM contraction.

  • Vaginal palpation with posterior pelvic tilt and vaginal palpation showed the larger effect to facilitate a PFM contraction.

  • There was significant improvement among all of the groups in UI and the largest changes were respectively noted in the PG, PTG, ESG and CG.

Available Avalilable online 9 February 2018
Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation and interferential current demonstrate similar effects in relieving acute and chronic pain: a systematic review with meta-analysis
Camila Cadena de Almeida, Vinicius Z. Maldaner da Silva, Gerson Cipriano Júnior, Richard Eloin Liebano, Joao Luiz Quagliotti Durigan

  • Both TENS and IFC have been indicated to reduce pain intensity.

  • TENS and IFC have similar effects on pain intensity.

  • Physical therapists could choose either TENS or IFC and expect similar treatment effects.

Available Avalilable online 7 February 2018
Brazilian Journal of Physical Therapy

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