Spanish Version

We are pleased to announce a group of pelvic PTs in Argentina, Spain and Chile are organizing a Spanish version of the journal club.  This group hold a call in Spanish to discuss clinical application.

Please email if you are interested in receiving information and participating.  Make sure to include the fact you want to be on the Spanish list.  Email Guada Vega if you would like to be considered as a speaker for this group.


Local call in numbers

Access code 770-409#

2018 Schedule

March 3rd    Carla Villalobos (Costa Rica) – to be rescheduled

April 7th       Angela Ocampo (Colombia)

June 2nd     Alejandra Budinich (Chile)   

July 7th       Gabriela Klas (Argentina)   

August 11th      Olga Rincón (Chile)           

Sept 8th         Claudia Vera (Argentina)   

Oct 6th        Miryam Alvarez (España) – Cancelado

Dec 1st        Romina Domenech (Argentina)

Decembre Recording Romina Domenech (Argentina)

Article 1: Anal sphincter fatigue: is the mechanism peripheral or central? Schabrun SM, Stafford RE, Hodges PW. Neurourol and Urodynam 2011;30:1550-1556.

Article 2: Proof of concept:  differential effects of Valsalva and straining maneuvers on the pelvic floor Talasz H, Kremser C, Kofler M, Kalchschmid E, Lechleitner M, Rudisch A:  Eur J Obstet Gynec and Repord Biology 164(2012) 227-233.

Septiembre 2018 Recording Claudia Vera (Argentina)

Article 1: Does Pelvic Floor Muscle Training Improve Female Sexual Function? A Systematic Review. Homsi Jorge Ferriera, C, Dwyer, PL, Davidson, M, De Souza, A, Ugarte, JA, Frawley, HC. Int Urogynecology J 26: 1735-1750 (2015).

Agosto 2018 Recording Olga Rincon (Chile)

Article 1: A comprehensive physical therapy approach including visceral manipulation after failed biofeedback therapy for constipation. Archambalt-Ezenwa, L, Brewer, J, and Markowksi, A. Tech Coloproctol. (2016).

Article 2: Sensory Retraining Is Key to Biofeedback Therapy for Formed Stool Fecal Incontinence. Chiaroni, G, Bassotti, G, Stegagnini, S, Vantini, I, and Whitehead, WE. American Journal of Gastroenterology. 97 (1): 109-117 (2002).

Julio 2018 Recording Gabriela Klas (Argentina)

Article 1: Does It Work in the Long Term? — A Systematic Review on Pelvic Floor Muscle Training for Female Stress Incontinence. Kari Bo and Gunvor Hilde. Neurology and Urodynamics. 32: 215-223 (2013).

Article 2: Evidence for Benefit of Transverse Abdominis Training Alone or in Combination With Pelvic Floor Muscle Training to Treat Female Urinary Incontinence: A Systematic Review. Kari Bo, Siv Morkved, Helena Frawley, and Margaret Sherburn. Neurology and Urodynamics. 28:368-373 (2009).

Junio 2018 Recording Alejandra Budinich (Chile)

Article 1: Sapsford RR, Richardson CA, Maher CT, Hodges PW. Pelvic floor muscle activity in different sitting postures in continent and incontinent women. Arch Phys Med Rehabil 2008; 89: 1741-7.

Article 2: Yang KN. Female voiding postures and their effects on micturition. Int Urogynecol J 2010; 21: 1371-1376.

Abril 2018 Recording Angela Ocampo (Colombia)

Article 1: Pelvic floor dynamics during high-impact athletic activities: A computational modeling study. Dias N, Peng Y, Khavari R, et al. Clin Biomech 2016; 41:20–27.

Article 2: Effects of walking speeds and carrying techniques on intra-abdominal pressure in women. Coleman TJ, Hamad NM, Shaw JM, Egger MJ, Hsu Y, Hitchcock R, Jin H, Choi CK, Nygaard IE. Int Urogynecol J. 2015 Jul;26(7):967-74.

Novembre 2017 Recording Claudia Vera (Argentina)

Article 1: Pelvic floor muscle training to improve urinary incontinence in young, nulliparous sports students: a pilot study. Da Roza T, et al. Int Urogynecol J 2012 23:1069-1073. 

Article 2: Influence of voluntary pelvic floor muscle contraction and pelvic floor muscle training on urethral closure pressures: a systematic literature review. Zubieta M, Carr RL, Drake MJ, Bo K. Int Urogynecol J 2016 27(5):687-696.

Efecto del entrenamiento muscular del piso pélvico sobre el cierre uretral, una revisión sistemática.

Octubre 2017 Recording Miryam Álvarez (España)

Article 1: Can an eight-week program based on hypopressive technique produce changes in pelvic floor function and body composition of rugby players

Estudio de la función del suelo pélvico y la composición corporal en jugadores de rugby con programa de técnica hipopresiva.

 Septiembre 2017 Recording Gabriela Klas (Argentina)

Article 1: Conservative Management for Post-Prostatectomy Urinary Incontinence
Andersen CA, et al.  Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2015, Issue 1. Art. No.: CD001843

Manejo conservador para la incontinencia urinaria posterior a la prostatectomía.

Agosto 2017 Recording Alejandra Budinich (Chile)

Article 1: Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation to treat vestibulodynia: a randomized controlled trial Murina F, et al BJOG 2008;115:1165-1170

Uso de TENS para el tratamiento de la vestibulodinia, un ensayo controlado al azar.

Article 2: Perineal surface electromyography does not typically demonstrate expected relaxation during normal voiding Kirby AC, et al. Neurourol and urodynam 2011;30(8):1591-1596

La relajación muscular esperada del piso pélvico durante la micción no se demuestra por EMG de superficie.

May 2017 Recording Inés Martí (Argentina)

Article 1: Painful Intercourse is Significantly Associated with Evoked Pain Perception and Cognitive Aspects of Pain in Women with Pelvic Pain. Alappattu et al. Sexual Med 2015: 3:14-23. 

La percepción del dolor evocado y los aspectos cognitivos del coito doloroso en mujeres con dolor pélvico.

Article 2: Women’s Experiences of Using Vaginal Trainers (Dilators) to Treat Vaginal Penetration Difficulties Diagnosed as Vaginismus: A Qualitative Interview Study. Macey et al. BMC 2015: 15:49.

Estudio de entrevistas cualitativas de las experiencias de las mujeres que usan dilatadores para el tratamiento de la penetración vaginal dolorosa.