Clinical Pilates in Practice: Pelvic Floor Muscle Training for Stress Urinary Incontinence (December 2020)


"The aims of the present systematic review and meta-analysis were:

  1. To analyze the effectiveness of pelvic floor muscle exercises ... in women with stress urinary incontinence (SUI), and
  2. To determine which pelvic floor muscle training characteristics (length of the program, frequency, duration, exercises) produced the greatest adaptations for decreasing urine loss."


García-Sánchez E, Ávila-Gandía V, López-Román J, Martínez-Rodríguez A, Rubio-Arias JÁ. What Pelvic Floor Muscle Training Load is Optimal in Minimizing Urine Loss in Women with Stress Urinary Incontinence? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2019 Nov 8;16(22):4358. doi: 10.3390/ijerph16224358. PMID: 31717291; PMCID: PMC6887794



  • 10% of the female population experience stress urinary incontinence (UI)...
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Knee Joint Biomechanics in Transtibial Amputees in Gait, Cycling, and Elliptical Training

Orekhov G, Robinson AM, Hazelwood SJ, Klisch SM (2019) Knee joint biomechanics in transtibial amputees in gait, cycling, and elliptical training. PLoS ONE 14(12): e0226060.

This study looked at knee joint biomechanics in a young, healthy population with no activity restrictions, with a focus on energy storage and return (ESAR)  prostheses. The authors recognise that the study had a small sample size, and discuss potential sources of error for their data collection, but are confident about the clinical application of their findings.


 Key Points

  • There is a high prevalence of joint pain and osteoarthritis (OA) in...
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