Volume : 9, Issue : 1, JAN 2023

EFFECTIVENESS OF RUSSIAN CURRENT VERSUS ELECTRICAL STIMULATION ALONG WITH ABDOMINAL EXERCISES IN LATER POSTPARTUM DIASTASIS RECTI

DR.M.L.RAMYAKRISHNA, DR.J.ANANDH RAJ

Abstract

Background: Diastasis of rectus abdominis is a conventional term used to define the split between the two-rectus abdominis muscle. Any pathology in this muscle may lead to lower back pain, poor posture, shallow breathing, weakness of pelvic floor and core muscles, difficulty in heavy weight lifting & uterine prolapse. Literature suggests that, Careful exercises and re-education of abdominal musculature will helpful to restore and improve strength & function.

Aim of the study: the aim of the study is to find out the effectiveness of russian current versus electrical stimulation along with abdominal exercises for decreasing inter recti distance and improving strength by using digital nylon caliper and MMT in later postpartum diastasis recti.

Objectives : To find out the effectiveness of russian current versus electrical stimulation along with abdominal exercises on inter recti distance in postpartum diastasis recti To find out the effectiveness of russian current versus electrical stimulation along with abdominal exercises on abdominal strength in later postpartum diastasis recti.

Methodology: A total sample of 30 postpartum women was enrolled during the study period. Of which 15 women were allocated in the russian current group (Group A) and 15 women were allocated in the electrical stimulation group (Group B)

Outcome measures: Digital Nylon Calipers were used for assessing inter recti distance. MMT were used for Abdominal strength.

Results: The present study results showed statistically significant in both russian current and electrical stimulation along with the abdominal exercise in and for reducing later postpartum diastasis recti. According to the statistical analysis there was more significant reduction of IRD and more significant increase in the abdominal muscle strength (MMT) in Russian current group when compared to electrical stimulation group.

Conclusion: As per the results both the russian current and electrical stimulation along with abdominal exercises improves in reduction of IRD and increase the abdominal strength in later postpartum diastasis recti. The Russian current is very effective than the electrical stimulation along with exercise in postpartum diastasis recti.

Keywords

DIASTASIS RECTI, LATER POSTPARTUM, RUSSIAN CURRENT, ELECTRICAL STIMULATION, ABDOMINAL EXERCISES.

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