Pelvic Floor Stimulation: What Are The Good Vibrations?
The influence of various vibration intensities and types of vibrations on the pelvic floor of post partum subjects and a control group were investigated.
- Département HESB | Santé
- Pôle de recherche Efficacité et durabilité dans le système de santé
- Champ de recherche Assessments, interventions, outcomes
- Durée 01.01.2003 - 31.12.2007
- Direction du projet Lorenz Radlinger
Équipe du projet
Ruth Barbara Stauffer-Lacorcia
Chantal Hotz Hängärtner
- Partenaires - secteur public Institut für Physiotherapie, Inselspital, Universitätsspital Bern
- Mots-clés whole body vibration, muscle activation, electromyography, sinussoidal, stochastic
We compared the pelvic floor muscle response of a healthy control group with that of a post partum group with weakened pelvic floor contraction. Activation effects of stochastic resonance vibration and sinusoidal vibration with six increasing vibration intensities were investigated using pelvic floor electromyography and compared to activity during rest and maximum voluntary contraction.
The aim was to determine if whole body vibration leads to an increased activation of normal and weakend pelvic floor muscles and if there is a difference in efficiency between sinusoidal and stochastic whole body vibration patterns.
exercise physiology, electromyography, whole body vibration
Both whole body vibration systems were able to activate pelvic floor muscles significantly depending on vibration intensity. The SRV achieved a significantly higher activation, especially in women post partum.
The long term treatment effects of stochastic resonance vibration on symptoms or pelvic floor strength and continence mechanism in should be investigated in future research.