International Journal of Physiology, Sports and Physical Education

Vol. 4, Issue 1, Part A (2022)

Impact on pelvic floor in post covid–Phase: Review


Harshika Gupta


Background and Introduction: Pelvic floor therapist understands that both respiratory dysfunction and hospitalization can have an impact on pelvic floor function. The long term effects of Covid -19 could affect the pelvic floor as well as some generalized treatment consideration. Stress &anxiety leads to pelvic floor dysfunction. Objective: The aim of this study is to cognize the role of physiotherapy & the impact of COVID-19 on pelvic floor. Methodology: Relevant articles were identified by searching from: PuBMed, Science Direct, Ebsco, SCOPUS, Web of Science, shodhganga, Elsevier, Google Scholar, academia. Four scientific studies were found related to impact on pelvic floor in post covid – phase. Results: More than 10 recent articles are on pelvic floor in which 04 articles are matched with impact on pelvic floor in post covid – phase. Physiotherapy supervision includes exercises which have demonstrated to have a great efficacy on protocol of Pelvic floor – like Keagel & bridging exercise. Conclusion: Pelvic floor muscle has been dramatically affected by the covid-19 outbreak. Because of the pervasive nature of this virus, pelvic floor physical therapist should be a part of the rehabilitation team treating these patients once they have become medically stable.

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How to cite this article:
Harshika Gupta. Impact on pelvic floor in post covid–Phase: Review. Int. J. Physiol. Sports Phys. Educ. 2022;4(1):23-26. DOI: 10.33545/26647710.2022.v4.i1a.33