Monday, February 24, 2014

3/5/2014 Pelvic Physiotherapy Distance Journal Club

Time - 8:30 PM EST for one hour

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This month’s discussion

Recognition of central sensitization in patients with musculoskeletal pain: application of pain neurophysiology in manual therapy practice. Nijs J, Van Houdenhove B, Oostendrop RAB. Manual Therapy 2010 15:135-141

How to explain central sensitization to patients with 'unexplained' chronic musculoskeletal pain: practice guidelines. Nijs J, et al. Manual Therapy 2011;16(5):413-418.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Sadowy AM, Brouwer HL, Finseth DL, Hagener KM, Lawrence AE, Hollman JH. Development of a Pelvic Floor Muscle Coordination Scale. Journal of Women’s Health Physical Therapy. 2010 September/December; 34 (3): 81-88.

Women’s Health Distance Journal Club 2/12/2014
Pamela Downey, PT, DPT, WCS, BCB-PMD
Esther Levy, SPT

Purpose: Examine the inter-rater reliability and criterion-related validity of a scale developed to quantify pelvic floor muscle (PFM) coordination through observational assessment.

Study Design: Descriptive study.

Participants: 20 women between 23-56 years of age (mean age 40 years) voluntarily responded to advertisements at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota to participate in the study. Both women without and with potential pelvic floor disorders served as subjects. Mean BMI was 27.2, and median parity was 1.5 (range 0-5), with median values of .5 vaginal deliveries (range 0-4) and median value of 0 Cesarean deliveries (range 0-3).

Chene G, Mansoor A, Jacquetin B, Mellier G, et al. Female urinary incontinence and intravaginal electrical stimulation: an observational prospective study. European Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and Reproductive Biology. 2013; 170: 275-280

Women’s Health Distance Journal Club 2/12/2014
Pamela Downey, PT, DPT, WCS, BCB-PMD
Esther Levy, SPT
Purpose: To assess the efficacy of intravaginal electrical stimulation—using subjective and objective outcome measures—in the management of female urinary incontinence.

Study Design: Multicenter prospective observational study.

Participants: 359 women with urinary incontinence (207 with stress UI [group A], 33 with urge UI [group B], and 119 with mixed UI [group C]) were recruited between September 2010 and June 2011. No information regarding parity, BMI, and/or type of birth delivery was provided in this article. Length of time/onset of UI was not described for participants in this study.