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.

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Contexte initial

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.

But

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.

Compétences clés

exercise physiology, electromyography, whole body vibration

Résultat

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.

Perspectives

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.