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Title: Effectiveness of specific stabilization Exercises for pelvic girdle pain Following caesarean section delivery a Randomized controlled trial
Researcher: Dr.Prashant B. Mukkannavar
Guide(s): Dr.B.R.Desai
Keywords: general exercises; posture; randomized controlled trial
pelvic girdle pain
postpartum; caesarean delivery
specific stabilizing exercises;
University: KLE University
Completed Date: 01/11/2013
Abstract: BACKGROUND: Caesarean section involves disruption of abdominal muscle core and may therefore alter the biomechanical properties of the pelvis. Moreover, it has been suggested that dysfunctional motor control patterns are associated with persistent pelvic girdle pain (PGP). It is possible that factors such as altered muscle tonus and/or motor control patterns after a caesarean section influence the recovery process. Effective treatment of these problems involves an understanding of lumbopelvic biomechanics, and the therapist must be able to assess correct posture and movement of the spine as well as trunk muscle function. Following this, corrective specific stabilization exercises can serve to address any biomechanical deficiencies and restore optimal function. Hence, an effective specific stabilization exercises for core muscle activity following caesarean delivery is needed for the therapists to make informed recommendations to PGP subjects. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess to study and compare the effectiveness of specific stabilizing exercises with general exercises in PGP subjects in terms of pain intensity, functional status and health-related quality of life following caesarean type of delivery. Secondary objectives were to examine and compare the effects of treatment program focusing on stabilizing exercises with a general exercise program in subjects with PGP in terms of postural correction, isometric endurance of back flexors and back extensor muscles STUDY DESIGN: A Randomized controlled prospective study. xxi METHODOLOGY: Of 120 primiparous caesarean subjects with PGP, 60 were randomized to a specific stabilization exercise group (SSEG) and 60 to a general exercise group i.e control group (CG). All subjects were clinically examined, informed about PGP, and encouraged to stay active and exercise according to specific instructions based on clinical evaluation. SSEG received specific stabilizing exercises with a focus on specific approach aimed to train the integration of the so-called loc
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