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Minerva Urologica e Nefrologica 2011 March;63(1):101-7

Copyright © 2011 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Pelvic floor physiotherapy for women with urogenital dysfunction: indications and methods

Rosenbaum T. Y.

Inner Stability Ltd, Bet Shemesh, Israel


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Pelvic floor physiotherapy (PFPT) is considered to be a salient component of the conservative management of women with urogenital dysfunction including urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse (POP). PFPT is an important adjunct to the management of female pelvic and sexual pain disorders which are often associated with bothersome bladder symptoms. Physiotherapists utilize a variety of treatment methods which include behavioral therapy, exercise instruction, manual therapy, biofeedback and electrical stimulation. This review article provides a literature-based update describing and highlighting current indications and methods for pelvic floor physiotherapy intervention.

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