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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2021, Vol. 8, Issue 6, Part D

Impact of rectus abdominis training on pelvic floor strength in post-partum women


Author(s): Pallabi Nandi and Minnu Alphons Santy

Abstract: Diastasis recti occur most commonly during pregnancy and post pregnancy and the incidence reported is 36% post natally (up to 12 months).Presence of diastasis recti lead to weak pelvic floor muscles leading to multiple health issues. Therefore the aim of the study is to know the impact of rectus abdominis training on pelvic floor muscle strength in post-partum women.
Methodology: 39 participants fulfilling the inclusion criteria were included in the study. Abdominal ultrasound was the outcome measure used to measure the inter recti distance, thickness and width of rectus abdominis and thickness of Levator ani.
Result: Independent sample t test was performed to compare the mean differences between the post intervention values between the experimental group and control group using the SPSS software version 22 (SPPS, USA).Inter recti distance at supra umbical level and levator ani strength was found to be significant.
Conclusion: The study concludes that the time frame of training program should be increased and specific exercises meant for improving the thickness and strength of rectus abdominis should be advised.


Pages: 199-202  |  71 Views  3 Downloads

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How to cite this article:
Pallabi Nandi, Minnu Alphons Santy. Impact of rectus abdominis training on pelvic floor strength in post-partum women. Int J Phys Educ Sports Health 2021;8(6):199-202.
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