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dc.contributor.authorBoge-Olsnes, Cathrine Maria
dc.contributor.authorRisør, Mette Bech
dc.contributor.authorØberg, Gunn Kristin
dc.description.abstractPurpose - Chronic pelvic pain (CPP) is a multifaceted condition, and many women live with CPP without receiving any explanation for their complex symptoms. A multimodal approach including physiotherapy is the recommended treatment. To increase the limited knowledge of what is beneficial in physiotherapy, this article aims to explore women’s experiences of Norwegian psychomotor physiotherapy (NPMP) as treatment for CPP.<p> <p>Method - This qualitative study is based on in-depth interviews with eight women undergoing CPP. The concept of embodiment underpins the entire research project, and the analysis of the participants’ experiences builds on a phenomenological approach.<p> <p>Results and conclusion - Three final themes embrace the participants’ experiences of change after NPMP treatment: experiencing their body in new ways, letting go of tension, and understanding their symptoms. Through treatment, the participants moved from keeping bodily sensations at a distance towards increased bodily self-awareness. They realised that their state of tension was linked to their emotional life and stress was revealed as a trigger of bodily reactions they related to their symptoms. Positive bodily sensations were essential for the participants to let signals from their body guide their actions in a change process.en_US
dc.identifier.citationBoge-Olsnes C, Risør MB, Øberg gk. Chronic pelvic pain sufferers’ experiences of Norwegian psychomotor physiotherapy: a qualitative study on an embodied approach to pain.. European Journal of Physiotherapy. 2022:1-11en_US
dc.identifier.cristinIDFRIDAID 2067665
dc.publisherTaylor & Francisen_US
dc.relation.journalEuropean Journal of Physiotherapy
dc.rights.holderCopyright 2022 The Author(s)en_US
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0)en_US
dc.titleChronic pelvic pain sufferers’ experiences of Norwegian psychomotor physiotherapy: a qualitative study on an embodied approach to pain.en_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.typePeer revieweden_US

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