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Master Thesis

Intérêt de la gymnastique abdominale hypopressive dans les dysfonctions du plancher pelvien : revue de littérature

Abstract : Background: Pelvic floor muscle training (PFMT) is recommended as a first line treatment for pelvic floor dysfunction (PFD). The effectiveness of PFMT is well established. On the other hand, Hypopressive Exercises (HE) is increasingly used, notably for its benefits on the pelvic floor muscle (PFM) through its action of reducing intra-abdominal pressure (IAP). Aims: The aim of this review is to find out the effects of HE on the PFM and to highlight the interest or not to associate it with the practice of PFMT on adults women with PFD. Methods: A systematic research was conducted on PubMed, PEDro, Cochrane Library and Sciences Direct databases. Four randomised controlled trials were selected according to pre-established inclusion and exclusion criteria. Results: HE is not more effective than PFMT, nor does it make a significant difference when combined with PFMT compared to PFMT alone to improve muscle tone, strength and endurance. Conclusion: PFMT is a low stress treatment to improve PFM function in cases of PFD. HE is a recent method that shows many benefits but its full potential has yet to be explored. More research with higher methodological quality and statistical evidence is needed.
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Morgane Dubost. Intérêt de la gymnastique abdominale hypopressive dans les dysfonctions du plancher pelvien : revue de littérature. Médecine humaine et pathologie. 2021. ⟨dumas-03356441⟩



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