Sitting posture affects pelvic floor muscle activity in parous women: an observational study.

@article{Sapsford2006SittingPA,
  title={Sitting posture affects pelvic floor muscle activity in parous women: an observational study.},
  author={Ruth R. Sapsford and Carolyn A. Richardson and Warren R. Stanton},
  journal={The Australian journal of physiotherapy},
  year={2006},
  volume={52 3},
  pages={
          219-22
        }
}
QUESTION Do different sitting postures require different levels of pelvic floor and abdominal muscle activity in healthy women? DESIGN Observational study. PARTICIPANTS Eight parous women with no pelvic floor dysfunction. OUTCOME MEASURES Bilateral activity of pelvic floor muscles (assessed vaginally) and two abdominal muscles, obliquus internus abdominis and obliquus externus abdominis, during three sitting postures. RESULTS There was a significant increase in pelvic floor muscle… CONTINUE READING

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