Relationship between Pilates practice time and the electromyographic response of pelvic floor muscles in climacteric women: An observational study




Climateric; Biofeedback; Pelvic floor.


Ojective: To analyze the relationship between practice time in the Pilates method and the electromyographic response of the pelvic floor muscles (PFM) in climacteric women. Design: An observational study. Participants: Twenty-eight (28) climacteric women with a mean age of 53.97 (± 6.11) years and a minimum period of 6 months of practicing the Pilates Method. Main Outcome Measures: An evaluation sheet containing sociodemographic, obstetric and gynecological data. Electromyographic capture of PFM by surface electromyography (Miotool Uro 200, Miotec®, Brazil). Results: The results showed that the electromyographic data (base tone, maximum voluntary contraction, sustained contraction) did not show statistical correlation between the data (r > -0.057; p > 0.63). Conclusions: The Pilates Method does not seem to influence the electromyographic response of PFM. The findings suggest that this cannot be considered a specific activity for training the pelvic floor muscles.


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CURY, A.; SOUSA, V. P. S. de .; EUFRÁSIO, L. dos S. .; VIANA, E. R. . Relationship between Pilates practice time and the electromyographic response of pelvic floor muscles in climacteric women: An observational study. Research, Society and Development, [S. l.], v. 10, n. 4, p. e31510414218, 2021. DOI: 10.33448/rsd-v10i4.14218. Disponível em: Acesso em: 11 may. 2021.



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