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.

Nos complace anunciar que un grupo de fisioterapeutas pélvicos en Argentina, España y Chile están organizando una versión en español del Journal Club. Este grupo realiza una llamada en español para discutir la aplicación clínica.

Envíe un correo electrónico a si está interesado en recibir información y participar. Asegúrese de incluir el hecho de que desea estar en la lista española. Envíe un correo electrónico a Guada Vega si desea ser considerado como orador de este grupo.

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Local call in numbers

  • Argentina  +54 11 5218-8710
  • Brazil  +55 11 95325-0509
  • Chile +56 44 890 9304
  • Colombia +57 601 4850824
  • Costa Rica +506 4000 3924
  • Dominican Republic  +1 829-946-1312
  • Guatemala +502 2458 1420
  • Panama +507 838-7844
  • Peru +51 1 6429218
  • Spain +34 931 98 23 88
  • US. + 12678079605

Código de acceso 770-409#

2023 Spanish Pelvic PT Distance Journal Club Schedule

April 1 Dennise Cuevas Perez
May 6 Florencia Carigniano
June 3 Marcela Polonsky
Aug 5 Angela Gomez
Sept 9 Patricia Ponton
Oct 7 Viviana Perez Zumbando
Nov 4 Constanza Alvear
Dec 2 Eliana Conchillo
Todos los artículos discutidos tanto en inglés como en español.

List of Articles

Reseñas de artículos de fisioterapia pélvica de 2011 a 2016 están disponibles. Enlace de traducción en la parte superior del blog.


Deciembre 2022 Recording

Article1: Witzeman K, Nguyen R, Eanes A, Sawsan S, Zolnoun D. Mucosal versus muscle pain sensitivity in provoked vestibulodynia. Journal of Pain Research. 2015:8 549-555

Article 2: Ball E, Khan KS. Recent advances in understanding and managing chronic pelvic pain in women with special consideration to endometriosis. 4 Feb  2020, 9(F1000 Faculty rev):83.

Noviembre 2022 Recording

Article 1:Gerbaud F, Charlanes A, Chesnel C, Voiry C, et al.  Effect of radical prostatectomy on involuntary pelvic floor muscle contraction. Neurourol Urodynam. 2019; doi:10.1002/nau23959.

Article 2: Straczynska, A. et al. The Impact of Pelvic Floor Muscle Training on Urinary Incontinence In Men after Radical Prostatectomy (RP)- A Systematic Review. Clinical Interventions in Aging. 2019;14:1997-2005.

Octubre 2022 Recording

Article 1: Symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse in women who lift heavy weights for exercise: a cross-sectional survey. Forner LB, Beckman EM & Smith MD. International Urogynecology Journal. 2019 Dec 7.

Article 2: Three-Dimensional Modeling of the Pelvic Floor Support Systems of Subjects with and without Pelvic Organ Prolapse. Ren S, Xie B, Wang J & Rong Q. BioMed Research International.2015; Article ID:845985:1-9.

Cancelada Septiember 2022 

Club de Lectura Cientifica de
Fisioterapia Pelvica a Distancia

Agosto 2022 Recording

Article1:The Effect of Ankle Position on Pelvic Floor Muscle Contraction Activity in Women.
Chen HL, Lin YC, Chien WJ, Huang WC,Lin HY & Chen PL. The Journal of Urology. 2009 March;181: 1217-1223.

Article 2: Hip Angles, Joint Moments, and Muscle Activity During Gait inWomenWith and Without Self-reported Stress Urinary Incontinence. Hartigan et al. Journal of Women’s Health Physical Therapy, 44,3, July/ September 2020.

Mayo 2022 Recording

Article1: Kanter G. Mindfulness-based stress reduction as a novel treatment for interstitial cystitis/bladder pain syndrome: a randomised controlled trial. Int Urogynecol J 2016;27(11):1705-1711.  DOI10.1007/s00192-016- 3022-8

Article2: Slovak M. Non-invasive transcutaneous electrical stimulation in the treatment of overactive bladder. Journal of Urology 2015;2:92-101

Marzo 2022 Recording

Article1: Bary Berghmans. Physiotherapy for pelvic pain and female sexual dysfunction: an untapped resource. International Urogynecology Journal (2018) 29:631–638

Article2: Grzybowska ME, Wydra DG. Is voluntary pelvic floor muscles contraction important for sexual function in women with pelvic floor disorders? Neurourology and Urodynamics. 2019;38:2001‐2009.

Diciembre 2021 Recording 

Article1: Strosberg D.  The role of femoroacetabluar impingement in core muscle injury/athletic pubalgia: diagnosis and treatment.  Frontiers in Surgery 2016; 3(6):1-5

Article2: Baba t.  Is urinary incontinence the hidden secret complication after total hip arthoplasty?  Eur J Orthop Surg Traumatol 2014;24(8):1455-60.

Octubre 2021 Recording

Article 1: A comprehensive physical therapy evaluation for male chronic pelvic pain syndrome: a case series exploring common findings.  Archambault-Ezenwa L.  J of Bodywork and Movement Therapies 2019;23:825-834. doi:10.1016/j.jbmt.2019.05.021

Article 2: Association of chronic pelvic pain and endometriosis with signs of sensitization and myofascial pain.  Stratton P.  Author manuscript Obstet Gynecol 2015; March 25(3):719-728. doi: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000000.663.

Septiember 2021  Recording

Article 1: Biofeedback for the treatment of chronic idiopathic constipation in adults. Woodward S.  Cochrane Database Syst Rev 2014, 26(3)CD008486. doi:

 Article 2:  Basu M Can the incidence of obstetric anal sphincter injury be reduced? The STOMP experience. Female Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery, 2016;22(2):93-97

 Agosto 2021 Recording 

Article 1: A comprehensive physical therapy evaluation for male chronic pelvic pain syndrome: a case series exploring common findings. Archambault-Ezenwa L, et al. J of Bodywork and Mov Ther. (2019)23;825-834. 

Article 2: 6 day intensive treatment protocol for refractory chronic prostatitis/ chronic pelvic pain syndrome using myofascial release. Andresen R, et al. J Urol (2011)185(4);1294-1299

Mayo 2021 Recording

Article 1: Brown, L, Fenner, DE, Delancy, J, Schimpf, M. Defining patient knowledge and perceptions of vaginal pessaries for prolapse and incontinence. Female Pelvic Med Reconstr Surg. 2016 ; 22(2): 93–97. doi:10.1097/SPV.0000000000000252.

Article 2: Cheung, RYK, Lee, JHS, Lee, LL, Chung, TKH, Chan, SC. Vaginal Pessary in Women With Symptomatic Pelvic Organ Prolapse: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Obstet Gynecol 2016;128:73–80. DOI: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000001489.

Abril 2021 Recording

Article 1: Development of a Biotensegrity Focused Therapy for the Treatment of Pelvic Organ Prolapse: A Retrospective Case Series.

Article 2: Association between joint hypermobility and pelvic organ prolapse in women: a systematic review and meta-analysis.

Diciembre 2020 Recording

Article 1: Zivkovic V.  Diaphragmatic breathing exercises and pelvic floor retraining in children with dysfunctional voiding. Eur J Phys Rehabil Med. 2012 Sep;48(3):413-21. Epub 2012 Jun 5. PMID: 22669134.

Article 2: Farahmand F. Pelvic Floor Muscle Exercise for Paediatric Functional Constipation. J Clin Diagn Res. 2015 Jun;9(6):SC16-7. doi: 10.7860/JCDR/2015/12726.6036. Epub 2015 Jun 1. PMID: 26284199; PMCID: PMC4525569.

Noviembre 2020 Recording

Article 1: Bedside testing for chronic pelvic pain: discriminating visceral from somatic pain. Pain research and treatment. 2011;(3):69210.

Article 2: Managing chronic pelvic pain following  reconstructive pelvic surgery with transvaginal mesh. Int Urogynecol J 2014;25:313-318.

Octubre 2020 Recording

Article 1: Effects of early pelvic floor muscle exercises for sexual dysfunction in radical prostatectomy recipients.  Lin Y.  Cancer Nursing 2012;35(2):106-114.

Article 2: Pattern of Activation of Pelvic Floor Muscles in Men Differs With Verbal Instructions.  Stafford R.  Neurourol Urodyn  2016;4:457-463.

Septiembre 2020 Recording

Article 1: Randomized, control trials shows biofeedback to be superior to alternative treatments for patients with pelvic floor dyssynergia-type constipation. Heyman, S, et al. Diseases of the Colon and Rectum. 2007; 50: 428-451.

Article 2: Consensus statement AIGO/SICCR diagnosis and treatment of chronic constipation and obstructed defecation (Part II: treatment). Bove, A, et al. World Journal of Gastroenterology. 2012; 18(36): 4994-5013.

Agosto 2020 Recording

Article 1: Managing pregnancy and delivery in patients with sexual pain disorders. Rosenbaum T. Sex Med. 2012; 9:1726-1735.

Article 2: Prevalence and risk factors of diastasis recti abdominis from late pregnancy to 6 months postpartum, and relationship with lumbopelvic pain. Mota P. Manual Therapy. 2015; 20(1):200-205.

Junio 2020 Recording Dolores Mazoteras (Spain)

Article 1: Exercise program reduces inter-recti distance in female runners up to 2 years postpartum. Deering, RE, Chumanov, ES, Stiffler-Joachim, MR, Heiderscheit, BC. Journal of Women’s Health Physical Therapy. Jan/Mar 2020; 44 (1): 9-18.

Article 2: Improving pregnant women’s diet and physical activity behaviours: the emergent role of health identity. Morris, T et al. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth. 2020; 20:244.

May 2020 Recording Silvia Manger (Argentina)

Article 1: The effect of pelvic floor muscle training and intravaginal electrical stimulation on urinary incontinence in women with incomplete spinal cord injury: an investigator-blinded parallel randomized clinical trial. Elmelund, M, Biering-Sørensen, F, Due, U, Klarskov, N. Int Urogyn J 2018;29(11):1597-1606.

Article 2: Immediate effect of transcutaneous electrical nerve
stimulation on urodynamic parameters of children
with myelomeningocele. Dombek, K, Costa Monteiro, LM, Fontes, JM, Ramos, EG. Neurology and Urodynam 2019;38(8):2351-2358.

Abril 2020 Recording  Beatriz Cosgrove (Spain)

Article 1: Is physical activity good or bad for the female pelvic floor? A narrative review. Bo, K, Nygaard, IE. Sports Medicine 2020; 50:471-484.

December 2019 Recording Viviana Silva (Colombia)

Noviembre 2019 Recording Olga Rincon (Chile)

Article 1: A Standard terminology in chronic pelvic pain syndromes: a report from the chronic pelvic pain working group of the international continence society. Doggweiler R, et al. Neurourol and Urodynam. 2016 DOI 10.1002/nau.23072.

Article 2: The Role of Social Constraints and Catastrophizing in Pelvic and Urogenital Pain.  Tomakowsky, et al. Int Urogynecol J 2016;27(8):1156-62.

Octubre 2019 Recording Dolores Mazoteras (Espana)

Article 1: The effects of pelvic belt use on pelvic alignment during and after pregnancy: A prospective longitudinal cohort study. Morino, S, et al. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019; 19:305.

Article 2: Treatment resistant depression in women with peripartum depression. Soledad Cepeda M, Kern DM, and Nicholson S. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth 2019; 19:323.

Septiembre 2019 Recording Beatriz Cosgrove (Espana)

Article 1: Valsalva versus straining:  There is a distinct difference in resulting bladder neck and puborectalis muscle position. Rodriquez T. Neurourology and Urodynamics.2017;36:1860-1866.

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Article 2: Should women with incontinence and prolapse do abdominal curls?  Simpson S. Int Urogynecol J 2016; 27:1507–1512.

Agosto 2019 Recording Lucia Mompo (Argentina)

Article 1:  Effect of increasing awareness of pelvic floor muscle function on pelvic floor dysfunction: a randomized controlled.  Berzuk K.  Int Urogynecol J 2015; 26:837-844.

Article 2: The relationship between urinary bladder control and gait in women.  Booth J.  Neurourology and Urodynam 2013; Jan 32(1):43-7.

Junio 2019 Recording Cristina Perez (Argentina)

Article 1: Recuperación postparto del hiato elevador y la movilidad del cuello vesical en relación al embarazo. Starr- Jensen J, et al. Akershus University, Noruega. 2013.

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Article 2: Ensayo controlado y aleatorizado para evaluar el entrenamiento de los musculos de piso pelviano en pacientes con incontinencia urinaria posterior al tratamiento por cancer ginecologico. Rutledge T, Rogers R. Universidad de Nuevo Mexico, Albuquerque, Nuevo mexico, estados Unidos. 2013.

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Mayo 2019 Recording Angela Ocampo (Colombia)

Article 1: MRI-based registration of pelvic alignment affected by altered pelvic floor muscle characteristics. Bendova P. Clinical Biomechanics 2007;22:980-987.

Article 2: Morphological changes after pelvic floor muscle training measured by 3-dimentional ultrasonography. A randomized controlled trial.  Hoff Braekken I. Ob Gyn 2010; 115(2):317-324.

Abril 2019 Recording Andrea Gutierrez (EEUU)

Article 1: Treatment of refractory irritable bowel syndrome with visceral osteopathy: Short-term and long-term results of a randomized trial.  Attali T. Journal of Digestive Diseases 2013; 14: 654–661.

Article 2: Vitamin D and pelvic floor disorders in women.  Badalian S.  Ob Gynecol 2010; 115(4):795-803.

Decembre 2018 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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – 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 – 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.