Diagonal trunk muscle exercises in peripartum pelvic pain: a randomized clinical trial.

@article{Mens2000DiagonalTM,
  title={Diagonal trunk muscle exercises in peripartum pelvic pain: a randomized clinical trial.},
  author={Jan M. A. Mens and C. J. Snijders and Henk J. Stam},
  journal={Physical therapy},
  year={2000},
  volume={80 12},
  pages={1164-73}
}
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Exercises for low back and pelvic pain are supposed to increase muscle force to reduce symptoms, but they could exacerbate symptoms by loading of the spinal and pelvic structures. The purpose of this study was to investigate the value of graded exercises of the diagonal trunk muscle systems. SUBJECTS The subjects were 44 women with persistent pelvic pain after pregnancy (mean age=31.7 years, SD=3.2, range=23.6-37.5; mean period postpartum=4.1 months, SD=2.2, range=1.7-5… CONTINUE READING

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