Incontinent women have altered pelvic floor muscle contraction patterns.

  title={Incontinent women have altered pelvic floor muscle contraction patterns.},
  author={Annemie Devreese and Filip Ferdinand Staes and Luc Janssens and Freddy M. Penninckx and Raoul Vereecken and Willy de Weerdt},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  volume={178 2},
PURPOSE Pelvic floor exercises are invaluable for regaining continence but mechanisms are not fully understood. To contribute to the understanding of these mechanisms we investigated the contraction sequence of superficial vs deep pelvic floor muscles in 6 positions in continent and incontinent women. MATERIALS AND METHODS The onset of contraction of the superficial and deep pelvic floor muscles was recorded by perineal and intravaginal surface electromyography in 32 continent and 50… CONTINUE READING