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L Bellido-Fernández, J J Jiménez-Rejano, R Chillón-Martínez, M A Gómez-Benítez, M De-La-Casa-Almeida, M Rebollo-Salas
Background: There are a great number of interventions in physiotherapy, but with little evidence of their effectiveness in chronic low back pain. Therefore, this study assesses effectiveness of Massage Therapy and Abdominal Hypopressive Gymnastics and the combination of both to decrease pain and lumbar disability while increasing joint mobility and quality of life in patients with chronic nonspecific low back pain. Methods: A randomized, single-blinded, controlled, clinical trial with sample ( n = 27) was comprised of patients between 20 and 65 years, diagnosed with pain of mechanical origin characterized by having a duration of at least 12 weeks and no serious complications...
2018: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
Lucas Ithamar, Alberto Galvão de Moura Filho, Marco Aurélio Benedetti Rodrigues, Kelly Cristina Duque Cortez, Vinícius Gomes Machado, Claudia Regina Oliveira de Paiva Lima, Eduarda Moretti, Andrea Lemos
INTRODUCTION: Abdominal hypopressive gymnastics appeared as an alternative to traditional abdominal exercises to promote abdominal muscles strength without overloading the pelvic floor muscles (PFM). To determine the activation level of abdominal muscles and PFM and the posture influence in the level of activation in these muscles during abdominal hypopressive gymnastics, we used surface electromyography in young and healthy multipara women. METHODS: This is an observational study with eutrophic nulliparous women aged between 18 and 35 years, with abdominal skinfold less than or equal to 3 cm and active or irregularly active physical activity...
January 2018: Journal of Bodywork and Movement Therapies
Elaine Cristine Lemes Mateus-Vasconcelos, Aline Moreira Ribeiro, Flávia Ignácio Antônio, Luiz Gustavo de Oliveira Brito, Cristine Homsi Jorge Ferreira
AIM: To undertake a systematic review of the literature on physical therapy methods to facilitate voluntary pelvic floor muscles (PFM) contraction. METHODS: The databases consulted were PubMed, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, the Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, PEDro and CINHAL. The study included randomized controlled trials, quasi-experimental trials and systematic reviews. The GRADE scale was used to assess methodological quality...
June 2018: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice
R Ruiz de Viñaspre Hernández
BACKGROUND: Hypopressive abdominal gymnastics has been proposed as a new paradigm in rehabilitating the pelvic floor. Its claims contraindicate the recommendation for pelvic floor muscle training during the postpartum period. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether hypopressive abdominal gymnastics is more effective than pelvic floor muscle training or other alternative conservative treatments for rehabilitating the pelvic floor. METHODS: We consulted the databases of the Cumulative Index to Nursing and Allied Health Literature (CINAHL), the Cochrane Library, Latin American and Caribbean Health Sciences Literature (LILACS), Physiotherapy Evidence Database (PEDro), PubMed, Scopus, Trip Database and Web of Science...
December 13, 2017: Actas Urologicas Españolas
Saúl Martín-Rodríguez, Kari Bø
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 16, 2017: British Journal of Sports Medicine
I Marin, J Serra
BACKGROUND: Multiple rapid swallow has been proposed as a challenge test that can help diagnosis and management of patients with esophageal motility disorders. Our aim was to characterize specific pressure patterns in response to a rapid drink challenge test in patients with esophageal motility disorders, and to determine the potential of these patterns in the diagnosis of patients with esophageal symptoms but normal single swallow manometry. METHODS: Pressure responses to a rapid drink challenge test (rapid swallow of 200 mL water) were prospectively analyzed in 30 healthy controls and 285 patients with esophageal symptoms: 33 achalasia, 68 hypocontractile motility, 27 hypercontractile motility and 160 patients with normal manometry...
April 2016: Neurogastroenterology and Motility: the Official Journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society
Ana Paula Magalhães Resende, Luiza Torelli, Miriam Raquel Diniz Zanetti, Carla Dellabarba Petricelli, Zsuzsanna IIona Katalin Jármy-Di Bella, Mary Uchiyama Nakamura, E Araujo Júnior, Antonio Fernandes Moron, Manoel João Batista Castello Girão, Marair Gracio Ferreira Sartori
This study aimed to evaluate the levator hiatus area (LHA) at rest and during the performance of maximal pelvic floor muscle (PFM) contractions, during the abdominal hypopressive technique (AHT), and during the combination of PFM contractions (PFMCs) and the AHT. The study included 17 healthy nulliparous women who had no history of pelvic floor disorders. The LHA was evaluated with the patients in the lithotomy position. After a physiotherapist instructed the patients on the proper performance of the PFM and AHT exercises, 1 gynecologist performed the 3-dimensional translabial ultrasound examinations...
June 2016: Ultrasound Quarterly
Daniel Santa Mina, Darren Au, Shabbir M H Alibhai, Leah Jamnicky, Nelly Faghani, William J Hilton, Leslie E Stefanyk, Paul Ritvo, Jennifer Jones, Dean Elterman, Neil E Fleshner, Antonio Finelli, Rajiv K Singal, John Trachtenberg, Andrew G Matthew
BACKGROUND: Radical prostatectomy is the most common and effective treatment for localized prostate cancer. Unfortunately, radical prostatectomy is associated with urinary incontinence and has a significant negative impact on quality of life. Pelvic floor exercises are the most common non-invasive management strategy for urinary incontinence following radical prostatectomy; however, studies provide inconsistent findings regarding their efficacy. One potential reason for sub-optimal efficacy of these interventions is the under-utilization of regional muscles that normally co-activate with the pelvic floor, such as the transverse abdominis, rectus abdominis, and the diaphragm...
September 16, 2015: BMC Urology
Bruno Teixeira Bernardes, Ana Paula Magalhães Resende, Liliana Stüpp, Emerson Oliveira, Rodrigo Aquino Castro, Zsuzsanna Ilona Katalin Jármy di Bella, Manoel João Batista Castello Girão, Marair Gracio Ferreira Sartori
CONTEXT AND OBJECTIVE: Previous studies have shown that women with pelvic floor dysfunctions present decreased cross-sectional area (CSA) of the levator ani muscle. One way to assess the effects of training programs is to measure the CSA of the muscle, using ultrasonography. The aim here was to evaluate the efficacy of pelvic floor muscle training and hypopressive exercises for increasing the CSA of the levator ani muscle in women with pelvic organ prolapse. DESIGN AND SETTING: Prospective randomized controlled trial at the Urogynecology outpatient clinic of Universidade Federal de São Paulo...
2012: São Paulo Medical Journal, Revista Paulista de Medicina
Ana Paula Magalhães Resende, Liliana Stüpp, Bruno Teixeira Bernardes, Emerson Oliveira, Rodrigo Aquino Castro, Manoel João Batista Castello Girão, Marair Gracio Ferreira Sartori
AIMS: The aim of the study was to compare the effect of hypopressive exercises including pelvic floor muscle contraction, pelvic floor muscle training (PFMT) alone and control on pelvic floor muscle function in women with pelvic organ prolapse (POP). METHODS: Fifty-eight women with a mean age of 55.4 (± 9.8) years old with stage II POP were randomly assigned to participate in the PFMT group, the hypopressive exercises associated with PFMT (HE + PFMT) group or the control group...
January 2012: Neurourology and Urodynamics
Marcel Caufriez, Juan Carlos Fernández-Domínguez, Nils Brynhildsvoll
Our goal is to describe the results of a hypopressive gymnastics (HG) program applied to 3 children with idiopathic scoliosis. Three children (ages ranging from 8 to 15 years) suffering from idiopathic scoliosis were recruited for this study. Thoracic or thoracolumbar curves showed between 15° and 40° Cobb degrees. The evolutionary character of the curves had been confirmed. A study of different clinical and radiological parameters was carried out to compare the measurements before and after (3 months later) the application of a 5 HG daily exercises programme: A radiological study of the spine was carried out to compare the measurements of the vertebral rotation...
November 2011: Enfermería Clínica
Liliana Stüpp, Ana Paula Magalhães Resende, Carla Dellabarba Petricelli, Mary Uchiyama Nakamura, Sandra Maria Alexandre, Miriam R Diniz Zanetti
AIMS: The abdominal hypopressive technique (AHT) is performed mainly via transversus abdominis (TrA) activation and has been indicated for pelvic floor muscle (PFM) disorders. In some European countries, this technique has become widely used. This study aimed to investigate PFM and TrA activation during the AHT through surface electromyography. METHODS: Thirty-four nulliparous physical therapists in good general health were asked to participate in the trial. To ascertain a correct PFM contraction, each of the participants was assessed by inspection and digital palpation...
November 2011: Neurourology and Urodynamics
Zuo-hua Li, Xi-long Mei, En-hua Xiao
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
August 2003: Hunan Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Hunan Yike Daxue Xuebao, Bulletin of Hunan Medical University
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