There is a body of evidence that pelvic floor muscles (PFM) have to contract strongly and reflexively in order to grant continence. Up to now the focus of research on muscle function has been on the concentric and isometric muscle action.
- Lead school School of Health Professions
- Additional schools School of Engineering and Computer Science
- Institute Physiotherapy
IRPT / Rehabilitationstechnik
Beckenboden und Kontinenz
I4MI / Digital Health Lab
- Funding organisation Others
- Duration 01.01.2015 - 31.12.2017
- Project management Prof. Dr. Lorenz Radlinger
- Head of project Prof. Dr. Lorenz Radlinger
Prof. Dr. Monika Leitner
Prof. Dr. Kenneth James Hunt
Prof. Dr. Lorenz Radlinger
Jacqueline De Jong
Physio Artos Interlaken
- Keywords cross sectional study, electromagnetic tracking, electromyography
So far no light has been shed on the reflexive type of contraction and displacement during impact loading on the PFM, like in coughing, running, jumping activities that typically provoke incontinence.
Course of action
PFM displacement can be recorded with an electromagnetic tracking system, complemented by vaginal surface electromyography that displays concurrent electrical activity during functional activities. The presented study aims at a deeper understanding of PFM kinematics and activity during impact and therefore helps to elucidate PFM action related to incontinence pathophysiology. The outcomes would instantly benefit the PFM diagnosis and development of specific training programs.