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Myoelectrical activity of muscles stabilizing the sacroiliac joints before and after the use of elastic tapes in women suffering from Pregnancy-related Pelvic Girdle Pain

Natalia Kuciel, Edyta Sutkowska, Anna Cienska, Dominika Markowska, Zdzislawa Wrzosek
DOI: 10.5603/GP.2020.0044
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Pubmed: 32374023
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Ginekol Pol 2020;91(4):223-230.

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Vol 91, No 4 (2020)
ORIGINAL PAPERS Obstetrics
Published online: 2020-04-29

Abstract

Objectives: The aim of this study was the analysis of activity of selected muscles stabilizing the sacroiliac joints in pregnant
women suffering from pelvic pain and changes in the pattern in response to the implementation of Kinesio Taping
(elastic tape).
Material and methods: Seventeen women with Pregnancy-related Pelvic Girdle Pain and 20 pregnant women without
pain in the lumbar-pelvic complex were enrolled into the study. In patients with pelvic pain, the parameters describing the
action of the muscles were assessed: before the tape was applied, immediately after application, 3 days into application
and 5 days after the cessation of taping. In the control group, the test was carried out one time. The activity of the muscles
was measured during extension of the hip from a four-point kneeling position.
Results: The gluteus maximus muscle shows higher resting activity values than in the control group, before and after application
of the tape as well as five days after the removal of the tape. Before application, the gluteus maximus activates
quicker than in the control group while the ipsilateral extensor spinae had a delayed activation when compared to the
control group.
Conclusions: The patterns of activation of tested muscles and their action potential values are different in the group
of women with pelvic pain compared to the group without pelvic pain. The application of KT in the lumbar region appears
to alter the activation of the GM muscle as well as improve activation of IES muscle during hip extension from the
four-point-kneeling position.

Abstract

Objectives: The aim of this study was the analysis of activity of selected muscles stabilizing the sacroiliac joints in pregnant
women suffering from pelvic pain and changes in the pattern in response to the implementation of Kinesio Taping
(elastic tape).
Material and methods: Seventeen women with Pregnancy-related Pelvic Girdle Pain and 20 pregnant women without
pain in the lumbar-pelvic complex were enrolled into the study. In patients with pelvic pain, the parameters describing the
action of the muscles were assessed: before the tape was applied, immediately after application, 3 days into application
and 5 days after the cessation of taping. In the control group, the test was carried out one time. The activity of the muscles
was measured during extension of the hip from a four-point kneeling position.
Results: The gluteus maximus muscle shows higher resting activity values than in the control group, before and after application
of the tape as well as five days after the removal of the tape. Before application, the gluteus maximus activates
quicker than in the control group while the ipsilateral extensor spinae had a delayed activation when compared to the
control group.
Conclusions: The patterns of activation of tested muscles and their action potential values are different in the group
of women with pelvic pain compared to the group without pelvic pain. The application of KT in the lumbar region appears
to alter the activation of the GM muscle as well as improve activation of IES muscle during hip extension from the
four-point-kneeling position.

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Keywords

pelvic pain; back pain; electromyography; pregnancy; motor activity

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Title

Myoelectrical activity of muscles stabilizing the sacroiliac joints before and after the use of elastic tapes in women suffering from Pregnancy-related Pelvic Girdle Pain

Journal

Ginekologia Polska

Issue

Vol 91, No 4 (2020)

Pages

223-230

Published online

2020-04-29

DOI

10.5603/GP.2020.0044

Pubmed

32374023

Bibliographic record

Ginekol Pol 2020;91(4):223-230.

Keywords

pelvic pain
back pain
electromyography
pregnancy
motor activity

Authors

Natalia Kuciel
Edyta Sutkowska
Anna Cienska
Dominika Markowska
Zdzislawa Wrzosek

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