Study shows benefits of Physiotherapy for Pelvic Floor Prolapse

Physiotherapy exercises that concentrate on strengthening the pelvic floor muscles following childbirth can help to prevent prolapse in later life, new research has demonstrated. Scientists from Glasgow Caledonian University, the University of Aberdeen, the University of Birmingham and the University of Otago in New Zealand conducted a study involving 414 women, who were divided into two groups. One group was required to attend five one-to-one physio sessions over a four-month period to learn exercises to strengthen their pelvic floor, alongside being given a DVD of similar exercises to try...

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Physiotherapy in Women’s Health (Incontinence)

By Teresa McUsic Monday October 1, 2012 The prevalence of pelvic floor disorders in women — that often result in incontinence problems — is slowly coming to light in America with the help of physical therapists. Some 34 million Americans suffer from urinary incontinence because of weakened pelvic floors, and more than half of women will experience incontinence at some point in their lives, said Kathryn Kassai, PT, CSE, owner of Praxis Physical Therapy in San Pedro, Calif., and co-author of “The Bathroom Key,” a guide to physical therapies that address incontinence. In...

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