Pelvic Floor Muscle Resting Tone in Children with Dysfunctional Voiding Symptomology Following Simple Gross Motor Exercises

Patti Berg-Poppe, MPT, PhD, Monica Christensen, DPT, Nicole Koskovich, DPT, Christine Stephenson, DPT

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3 Comments on “Pelvic Floor Muscle Resting Tone in Children with Dysfunctional Voiding Symptomology Following Simple Gross Motor Exercises

  1. This is an important study. Both relaxation and exercise showed positive impacts. There is no “relaxation” in your Intervention. Is diaphragmatic breathing your relaxation? What were the challenges to guide the children to perform the exercise and relaxation correctly? What was the average number of squats that the children performed until fatigue? Were there statistically significant differences between pre- and post- PFM tone for both interventions?

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  2. 1) I notice that a single set of participants completed both an exercise session and relaxation session, both of which showed improvement. As a possible follow-up study, possibly there could be an exercise + relaxation group and relaxation group alone (for example) to see which is more effective?

    2) As stated above, I notice both exercise and relaxation showed improvement. Your sample also included ages 5 to almost 11 years. Do you think that a different approach may work better for the 5 year old as opposed to the 11 year old?

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  3. Great poster!

    This is a very interesting study. Although incontinence is a common issue among children, it tends to become an issue again as we age and enter the geriatric population. Could these interventions, or similar ones, be applied to the geriatric population as well to induce the same benefits?

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