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Vol. 22. Num. 5.01 September 2018
Pages 345-434
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DOI: 10.1016/j.bjpt.2017.12.006
Effects of three interventions in facilitating voluntary pelvic floor muscle contraction in women: a randomized controlled trial
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Elaine Cristine L. Mateus-Vasconcelos, Luiz Gustavo O. Brito, Patricia Driusso, Thaís D. Silva, Flávia I. Antônio, Cristine H.J. Ferreira
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  • 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.

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