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The Effect of Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy on Vaginal Elasticity

2019-10-09 09:21:39 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Women suffering from stress urinary incontinence are offered pelvic floor physiotherapy as an optional treatment. Strengthening of the pelvic floor is measured to date by manual examination and lacks precise evaluation. The vaginal tactile imager assists in evaluation of the changes in the pelvic floor after physiotherapy.

Description

Women with stress urinary incontinence will undergo 6-10 pelvic floor strengthening physiotherapy sessions. The participants will undergo a short examination of vaginal elasticity using a vaginal tactile imager prior to beginning physiotherapy and additional examinations after 6 treatments, 10 treatments and 3 and 6 months post-treatment cessation.

Study Design

Conditions

Stress Urinary Incontinence

Intervention

Vaginal tactile imager

Status

Not yet recruiting

Source

Rambam Health Care Campus

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2019-10-09T09:21:39-0400

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