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The purpose of this case study is to examine the effectiveness of traditional pelvic floor rehabilitation and functional activity training in reducing and eliminating pelvic pain in the obese, adolescent female population.

Publication Date

Fall 2017


St. Augustine, FL


Pelvic Floor, Obesity, Pelvic Pain, Pelvic Floor Disorders, Physical Therapy Modalities


Physical Therapy


Presented at the Fall 2017 Research Day on the St. Augustine, FL, campus of the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences.


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The Kinetic Chain of Pelvic Pain



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