The role of neuromuscular electrical stimulation in the rehabilitation of the pelvic floor muscles.

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Summary of "The role of neuromuscular electrical stimulation in the rehabilitation of the pelvic floor muscles."

Pelvic floor dysfunction is a common problem, particularly for women. A weakness in the pelvic floor muscles can lead to one or more disorders developing, such as urinary incontinence or a pelvic organ prolapse. To combat this, it is advised that the pelvic floor muscles are exercised to strengthen them and help them become more supportive. However, more than 30% of women are unable to detect their pelvic floor muscles to produce an effective contraction. The introduction of neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) in pelvic healthcare poses a significant benefit in the rehabilitation of the pelvic floor muscles.


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Name: British journal of nursing (Mark Allen Publishing)
ISSN: 0966-0461
Pages: 968-974


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