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Flashcards in Day 3- Pelvic floor Deck (9):
1

What are the functions of the pelvic floor?

supportive
sphincteric
sexual
lymphatic

2

Where could the deep pelvic floor muscles (coccygeous and obdurator internus) refer?

Butt, coccyx, urethra, vagina, posterior thigh

3

Where could the abdominal muscles refer pain to?

Bilateral symptoms, heartburn, genital, groin

4

What aggravates pelvic floor symptoms?

lifting
exercise/activity
prolongued sitting

5

What could ease pelvic floor symptoms?

heat/warm bath
rest

6

What might you palpate if you expect pelvic floor dysfunction?

iliopsoas
hip adductors
abdominals
gluteals
scar mobility
diastasis rectus abdominus

7

What ROM may be impaired with pelvic floor dysfunction?

hip IR
hip abduction
hip extension

8

What questions might you ask to screen for pelvic floor dysfunction?

- Incontinence?
- Changes to your bowel and bladder function? Frequency or urgency?
- Constipation or straining?
- Pain during intercourse?

9

Which outcome measures should you be particularly familiar with?

- Modified ODI (oswestry disability index)
- NDI (neck disability index)
- Tampa scale of kinesiophobia (TSK)