pelvic floor muscle training

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pelvic floor muscle training

Abbreviation: PFMT
Repetitively squeezing the urethral sphincter muscles and elevating the levator ani muscles. It is a treatment for urinary stress incontinence.
See also: training
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Se si considera l'atteso pari al 35%, i dati dell'indagine assumono significativita statistica, in quanto sono poche le donne che effettuano il PFMT a scopo preventivo.
All'interno di GN, la percentuale di donne che ha effettuato il PFMT durante la gravidanza (23.
Cammu and VanNylen (3) studied 60 women with SUI and compared a once weekly, 30 minute private PFMT session for 12 weeks with a vaginal cones group who used the cones 2 times per day for 15 minutes for 12 weeks.
Although the majority of studies showed no difference between treatment methods, B0 et al16 assessed 107 females with SUI over 6 months and reported greater improvements with PFMT when compared to ES and vaginal cones and stated that PFMT exercises are effective and safe and should be offered as the first choice of treatment for SUI.