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Blood Flow Restriction and Its Potential Use in Women With Pelvic Organ Prolapse and Stress Incontinence: A Case Study

Kennedy-Guess, Sheila PT, DPT, CLT; Johnson, Andrea J. PT, DPT, OCS; Jacobs, Patrick G. PT, DPT, ATC

Dr. Sheila Kennedy-Guess answered a few questions about her team’s study:

  • What instigated your research question?
    • We wanted to see if there was another valid treatment option for stress incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse other than traditional treatment methods.”
  • Were any outcomes surprising to the researchers?
    • There was a significant improvement in function and outcomes in such a short period of time.”
  • What do you think is next for this treatment approach?
    • “Based on the results, a clinical trial with more subjects would be a great opportunity.”

Read the Case Report to find out more about how Blood Flow Restriction can improve patient outcomes and augment traditional pelvic floor therapy treatments.


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there is no description on how the BR protocol was applied, to which body parts, for how long, etc., etc… Al of this is a very important info for the further research and replication.

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