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Table 2 Overview of physiotherapy sessions

From: Combined Cognitive-Behavioural and Physiotherapeutic Therapy for Patients with Chronic Pelvic Pain Syndrome (COMBI-CPPS): study protocol for a controlled feasibility trial

Session Content Modality
1 Relationship between muscle tension, stress, and pain; awareness of tension and relaxation of the pelvic floor muscles; instruction of home exercises/self-management; goal attainment scaling Group (90 min)
2 Reflective respiratory physiotherapy; home exercises; awareness of changes during/after session Single (60 min)
3 Reflection of the past sessions; reflective respiratory physiotherapy; home exercises; awareness of changes during/after session Single (60 min)
4 Reflection of the past individual sessions; reflective respiratory physiotherapy; home exercises; awareness of changes during/after session Single (60 min)
5 Reflection of the past group session; instruction of home exercises/self-management Group (90 min)
6 Reflection of the past individual sessions; reflective respiratory physiotherapy; home exercises; working with the pain; awareness of changes during/after session Single (60 min)
7 Reflection of the past individual sessions; reflective respiratory physiotherapy; home exercises; working with the pain; awareness of changes during/after session Single (60 min)
Feedback for the individual sessions; evaluation of and reflection on goal attainment; self-management Single (30 min)
8 Reflection of the past individual sessions; reflective respiratory physiotherapy; home exercises; working with the pain; awareness of changes during/after session Single (60 min)
9 Evaluation of and reflection on goal attainment; self-management; home exercises; feedback and conclusion Group (90 min)
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