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Human Studies

2019 Dec 16

Phys Ther



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Predictors of Pelvic Floor Muscle Dysfunction Among Women With Lumbopelvic Pain.


Keizer A, Vandyken B, Vandyken C, Yardley D, Macedo L, Kuspinar A, Fagahani N, Forget M-J, Dufour S
Phys Ther. 2019 Dec 16; 99(12):1703-1711.
PMID: 31504926.


There is evidence to suggest that a large proportion of individuals seeking care for lumbopelvic pain also have pelvic floor muscle dysfunction (PFMD). Because the majority of physical therapists do not have the requisite training to adequately assess pelvic floor musculature, determining predictors of PFMD could be clinically useful.