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Floor

The area of a stock exchange where active trading occurs. Also the price at which a stop order is activated (when the price drops low enough to activate such an order). In context of interest rates, a level which an interest rate or currency is structured not to go below. In context of OTC interest rate options, a series of interest rate put options, where the buyer of the floor guarantees a minimum interest income

Floor

1. See: Exchange floor.

2. The lowest price or some other limit that can occur. For example, in an adjustable-rate mortgage, the lender will often specify a floor for the interest rate, which means that even though the interest rate on the mortgage changes from time to time, it will never drop below the specified floor. These exist to protect one or both parties to a contract or investment. See also: Ceiling, Collar.

floor

The area of an organized exchange where securities are traded. Customer orders are transferred to the floor, where they are executed by members of the exchange.

floor

Other than the obvious, refers to the bottom of something. Variable-rate mortgages may provide a minimum interest rate,called a floor,even if the rate would otherwise be less if the index dropped. Percentage leases with rent partially based on gross revenues might have a minimal amount,or floor payment.

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Pelvic floor disorders affect an estimated one in four women in the United States.
We use tools such as animated biofeedback where kids receive a sticker on their bottom that can transmit images of their pelvic floor muscle contractions through animated games on a computer," explains Jodi Berger, MPT , of In Balance Physical Therapy.
The largest group of sufferers are women post-childbirth, for a variety of reasons, mainly because childbirth effects the pelvic floor and things are not as strong and supportive as they used to be.
Key clinical point: Consider stress urinary incontinence and pelvic floor disorders in female triathletes.
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For most women, strengthening the pelvic floor is easily achievable within six weeks.
The study found that after 3 months of training, both the PFMT and the PFMT with surface EMG (sEMG) assisted biofeedback showed significant increases in pelvic floor muscle activity and decreases in urine leakage.
The simulator is intended to prepare gynecologists and urogynecologists for pelvic floor reconstruction with an emphasis on transvaginal mesh procedures.
My one fear is that it now may be a case of "use it or lose it" and, because I did not do the exercises immediately, the pelvic floor muscles may have become permanently slack.
Rhonda Kotarinos has had several articles published in the area of physiotherapy approaches to pelvic floor dysfunction, including chronic pain and its myofascial origins, and Allison Ariail has a published case report article on the use of transabdominal ultrasound imaging in retraining pelvic floor muscles of a post-partum woman.
Vitamin D and pelvic floor disorders in women: results from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey.
True core power comes with awareness and co-contractions of several deep, internal muscle groups: the pelvic floor, or low abdominal muscles that provide the base of core support; the transversus abdominus (TVA), or innermost abdominal muscle, which runs like a corset between ribs and pelvis; and the deep spinal extensors (lumbar multifidus), which lace up between vertebrae.