IMR Press / CEOG / Volume 48 / Issue 5 / DOI: 10.31083/j.ceog4805164
Open Access Review
Pelvic floor muscle training as a method supporting the treatment of pelvic floor dysfunctions in women
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1 Department of Mother’s and Child’s Health, University of Medical Sciences of Poznań, 61‑701 Poznań, Poland
2 Department of Operative Gynecology, University of Medical Sciences of Poznań, 61‑701 Poznań, Poland
3 Department of Physiotherapy in Internal Disease, Wroclaw University of Health and Sport Sciences, 51-612 Wrocław, Poland
4 Department of Gynecological Endocrinology Poznan University of Medical Science, 61‑701 Poznań, Poland
*Correspondence: (Natalia Smolarek-Kołecka)
Clin. Exp. Obstet. Gynecol. 2021, 48(5), 1022–1024;
Submitted: 2 March 2021 | Revised: 16 April 2021 | Accepted: 16 April 2021 | Published: 15 October 2021
Copyright: © 2021 The Author(s). Published by IMR Press.
This is an open access article under the CC BY 4.0 license (

Objective: Pelvic floor dysfunctions in women are a challenge for the modern health care system. Presentation of the most popular types of pelvic floor muscle training used successfully in women at different stages of their lives. Mechanism: In the training of the pelvic floor muscles, it is important to have adequate blood supply and flexibility to build the correct muscle tone, which regulates the correct response to pressure changes in the abdominal cavity. Findings in brief: The exercises are designed to strengthen weakened muscles, improve the quality of life and prepare women for possible surgery. Conclusions: The pelvic floor muscle exercises are the primary method of treatment for patients with pelvic floor disorders.

Pelvic floor dysfunctions
Kegel exercises
Abdominal cavity
Pelvic floor muscle training
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