publication . Thesis . Other literature type . 2013

A study to evaluate the effect of manual therapy and exercise on the levator plate in women with pelvic organ prolapse.

Whelan, Maeve;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Jan 2013
  • Country: Ireland
Abstract
<p><strong>Introduction</strong></p> <p>Pelvic organ prolapse (POP) symptoms, severity and pelvic floor muscle (PFM) strength have been shown to improve significantly with pelvic floor muscle training (PFMT). In this study, a new approach to conservative treatment of POP was investigated by the addition of manual physiotherapy to conventional PFMT.</p> <p><strong>Aim & Objectives</strong></p> <p>The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of internal manual therapy and PFMT on the levator plate angle (LPA) in women with stage I or II POP and to investigate the effect of this intervention on stage of POP, POP symptoms and quality of life (QoL). A further ...
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Medical Subject Headings: genetic structuresbody regions
free text keywords: Medicine and Health Sciences, Uncategorized, Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Therapy, Musculoskeletal Manipulations, Exercise Therapy
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