Research and Links

At The Coregood Institute, we specialise in the diagnosis and treatment of common pelvic floor issues such as incontinence, prolapse, back pain, and erectile dysfunction.

Research and Links

We created the Institute to:

  • remove the stigma around pelvic floor health by demonstrating how common the issues are, and how easily they can be treated
  • educate about the causes and symptoms of pelvic floor dysfunction, and the range of treatment options that are available, and
  • provide hope that people don’t have to ‘put up with’ their symptoms anymore.

As well as our own information and research, we also recommend you refer to the following organisations and research.


Improved Sexual Function

Renly Lim, Men Long Liong, Yong Khee Lau, Wing Seng Leong, Nurzalina Abdul Karim Khan & Kah Hay Yuen (2017): Effect of pulsed magnetic stimulation on sexual function in couples with female stress urinary incontinence (SUI) partners, Journal of Sex &...

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Back Pain

Smith M, Russell A et al (2006) "Disorders of breathing and continence have a stronger association with back pain than obesity and physical activity." Australian Journal of Physiotherapy 52: 1; 11-16. Available from...

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Chronic Pelvic Pain

Ahangari A. (2014) Prevalence of chronic pelvic pain among women: an updated review. Pain Physician. Mar-Apr;17(2):E141-7. Available from Chronic pelvic pain (CPP), defined as a noncyclical pain lasting for more than 6...

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Rosenbaum T (2008) The Role of Physical Therapy in Female Sexual Function. Current Sexual Health Reports 5:97-101. Download PDF ↓ Healthy sexual function requires physical, mental, and emotional well-being. Physical presentations that may limit sexual activity include...

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Erectile Dysfunction

Claes H, Baert L (1993) Pelvic floor exercise versus surgery in the treatment of impotence. Br J Urology 71:52-57. Surgery was not superior to the pelvic floor training programme either subjectively or objectively. Moreover, a significant improvement was found...

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Lim R, Liong M, long W, et al. (2016) Pulsed Magnetic Stimulation for Stress Urinary Incontinence: 1-Year Followup Results. The Journal of Urology. This randomised, double-blind, sham controlled study was performed in 120 female subjects at least 21 years old with...

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Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy

Bump et al (1991) Assessment of kegel pelvic muscle exercise performance after brief verbal instruction. Am J Ob Gyn 165. Available from The authors conclude that simple verbal or written instruction may not adequately...

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Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Braekken et al (2010) Can pelvic floor muscle training reverse pelvic organ prolapse and reduce prolapse symptoms? An assessor-blinded, randomised, controlled trial. Am J Obs &Gyn. Volume 203, Issue 2, Pages 170.e1–170.e7. The aim of this study was to investigate the...

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Premature Ejaculation

La Pera G, Nicastro A. (1996) A new treatment for premature ejaculation: the rehabilitation of the pelvic floor. J Sex Marital Ther. 1996;22: 22-26. Eighteen patients with premature ejaculation were recruited. Fifteen (83%) of them had suffered from this disturbance...

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Prostatitis / Chronic Pelvic Pain

Clemens J. et al. (2000) Biofeedback, pelvic floor re-education, and bladder training for male chronic pelvic pain syndrome. Urology Vol56, Issue 6: 951-955. This study confirms that a formalised program of neuromuscular re-education of the pelvic floor muscles...

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