Assessing the Effect of Passive Ankle Dorsi Flexion while Doing Strengthening Exercises of Pelvic Floor Muscles on Pelvic Floor Muscles Strength in Women with Pelvic floor Muscles Relaxation Syndrome

Golmakani, Nahid and Esfalani, Akram and Khadem Ghaebi, Nayereh and Sardar, Mohammad Ali and Shakeri, Mohammad Taghi (2012) Assessing the Effect of Passive Ankle Dorsi Flexion while Doing Strengthening Exercises of Pelvic Floor Muscles on Pelvic Floor Muscles Strength in Women with Pelvic floor Muscles Relaxation Syndrome. The Iranian Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility, 15 (9). pp. 15-22.

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Abstract

Introduction: The main cause of pelvic organs prolapse is failure of levator ani muscle. Conservative treatments like strengthening exercises of pelvic floor muscles lead to increasing contractile force and strength of muscles. The aim of this study was to assess the effect of passive ankle dorsi flexion on pelvic floor muscle activity during exercises. Methods: This clinical trial study was carried out on 39 women aged 25-55 years with pelvic floor muscles relaxation who referred to women's clinic of educational hospitals of Mashhad University of Medical Sciences in 2010. After clinical examination and confirmation of pelvic floor muscle relaxation, women were divided randomly into two groups: doing strengthening exercises of PFM in standing position with passive ankle dorsi flexion (on wooden surface with 15 degree angle) (n=20) and horizontal standing position (n=19) for 8 weeks. Pelvic floor muscles strength was assessed with brink score before and after intervention. Data analyzed by using analytic-descriptive statistics. P value less than 0.05 was considered significant. Results: Increased percent of pelvic floor muscles strength in standing position group was more than dorsi flexion (51.47 vs. 49.2). But based on independent t-test, the difference between mean of Brink score in 2 groups was not statistically significant (p=0.516). Chi-Square test showed the difference between improvement percent of stress urinary incontinence was not statistically significant in 2 groups (p=0.572). Conclusion: Doing Pelvic floor muscle exercises with passive ankle dorsi flexion and horizontal standing position can increase the effectiveness of kegel exercises but effectiveness of horizontal standing position is more than passive ankle dorsi flexion.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WP Gynecology
WQ Obstetrics
Divisions: Journals > Iranian J Obstetrics, Gynecology and Infertility
Depositing User: ijogi ijogi
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2017 17:51
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2017 17:51
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/5749

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