publication . Article . Other literature type . 2017

Influência de um protocolo de exercícios do método Pilates na contratilidade da musculatura do assoalho pélvico de idosas não institucionalizadas

Gustavo Christofoletti; Suzi Rosa Miziara Barbosa; Ana Beatriz Gomes de Souza Pegorare; Ligia Muniz de Souza;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Aug 2017
  • Publisher: Universidade do Estado do Rio Janeiro
Abstract Objective: To investigate the influence of a protocol of Pilates exercises on the functionality and contractility of the pelvic floor muscles (PFM) of older women living in the city of Campo Grande, Mato Grosso, Brazil. Method: Ten women (median age of 63.4±4.5 years) with little or no pelvic floor dysfunction were subjected to 24 sessions of Pilates exercises lasting one hour each, for 12 weeks. The pressure of the pelvic floor muscles (PFM) was assessed using a perineometer (cmH20) and contractility was assessed with the PERFECT scheme. Data were described as median ± interquartile range and inferential analysis was performed using the Wilcoxon paired...
free text keywords: Aged, Exercise Movement Techniques, Physical Therapy Modalities, Idosas, Técnica de Exercícios, Modalidades de Fisioterapia, Gynecology, medicine.medical_specialty, medicine, Physics
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