Pelvic Floor Stimulators
Pelvic Floor Stimulators perform an effort free pelvic floor work out and are therefore perfect for people with compromised pelvic floor that needs rehabilitation. Here we present a selction of popular pelvic floor stimulators available from Win Health.
Pelvic Floor and Pelvic Floor Muscles
Healthy, fit and strong pelvic floor is important to men and women. Weak pelvic floor can give rise to many unpleasant health conditions and lead to deterioration in quality of life. It is important to be aware of your pelvic floor and seek guidance on how to maintain its optimum status for the duration of life. Use of pelvic floor training devices, such as the Nu-Tek Levator Mini, SensaTone for Women and SensaTone for Men may be recommended.
Pelvic Floor Self Help Guides for Men
Pelvic floor problems arising from pelvic muscle weakness are implicated in the development of incontinence and male and female sexual dysfunction.
In men, weak pelvic floor muscles can exacerbate symptoms of erectile dysfunction and post micturition dribble.
You can learn more about male pelvic floor related problems in the following works from Grace Dorey and Kevin Foreman:
- Use it or Lose it by Grace Dorey
- Prevent it by Grace Dorey
- Male Pelvic Floor Assessment by Grace Dorey
- Pelvic Floor Exercises for Men by Grace Dorey
To help men with pelvic floor related problems, Nu-Tek Levator Mini stimulator can be used successfully.
Pelvic Floor Self Help Guides for Women
In women, weakened pelvic floor can also contribute to incontinence with the stress incontinence developing initially and leading further on to other types of incontinence and even a genital prolapse. Female pelvic floor can be weakened by events such as pregnancy, childbirth, obesity and the menopause during which the levels of female hormone estrogen drop. First signs of weakened pelvic floor are little leaks of urine, when coughing, sneezing or running. Womens Waterworks Curing Incontinence by Pauline Chiarelli is a popular resource for women and a global best seller that gives a clear background to womens waterworks and an easy to follow guidance on how to look after your waterworks for life long continence.
Pelvic floor problems arising from pelvic muscle weakness are implicated in the development of incontinence and sexual dysfunction.
You can learn about the implications of the weak pelvic floor on women's health (i.e. problems with stress incontinence, other types of incontinence, genital prolapse and sexual dysfunction) from the following educational resources:
- Pelvic Floor Function and the Bowel by Robin Nagel and Shirley Owen
- The Power of Posture by Carol Armitage
- Womens Waterworks by Pauline Chiarelli
- Pelvic Floor Exercises for Women by Grace Dorey
- Prevent it by Grace Dorey
- Hold it Sister by Mary O'Dwyer
- Pelvic Floor Prolapse by Sherrie J Palm
Pelvic floor basics
Pelvic floor consists of muscles, fascia and ligaments that form a platform supporting pelvic organs - bladder, uterus and intestines. Pelvic floor prevents these organs from falling down through the lower bony pelvic outlet. Pelvic floor muscles are endurance muscles that help to prevent urinary and faecal leakage caused by the increase in abdominal pressure during coughing, sneezing, laughing, lifting or vomiting. During childbirth, pelvic floor relaxes and stretches to enable the baby to be born. It is important to strengthen the muscles and restore them to their optimum strength by performing regular exercises called pelvic floor or Kegel exercises. As all other muscles in human body - pelvic floor muscles grow stronger and fitter with exercise!
Pelvic floor muscle strength is of great importance not only for life long continence, but also when considering male and female sexual health. An added benefit of having strong pelvic floor muscles is improved sexual function. Pelvic floor muscle exercises help to strengthen pelvic floor, whilst at the same time improving, restoring and maintaining good sexual functionality.
Male pelvic floor problems - erectile dysfunction and post-micturition dribble - have been thoroughly researched by Professor Grace Dorey, whose works and patient self help guides can be found on Win Health website.
How to keep your pelvic floor healthy and fit
Both men and women should ensure that they perform regular pelvic muscle exercises - otherwise known as Kegel exercises or pelvic floor exercises - to prevent pelvic floor weakness from developing or to address and reverse any existing weakness. The goal always has to be to maintain strong pelvic floor for life. In women - strong pelvic floor muscles prevent incontinence and increase sexual responsiveness. In men - strong pelvic floor can prevent erectile dysfunction and post-micturition dribble from arising.
Awareness and basic knowledge are the key to successful prevention, eradication or effective management of incontinence. “Being in control” is the personal continence goal for everyone - it can be successfully achieved through appropriate awareness and knowledge. In much the same way - sexual health and sexual satisfaction are achievable at any age - even after menopause!
Menopause, sexuality and pelvic floor stimulationYou can do many things to improve your pelvic floor muscles. You can ensure that you stay continent for life and enjoy your sexual life, too!
Things you can do for your pelvic floor
1. Understand your pelvic floor
You should do your Kegel exercises regularly. Pelvic floor muscles are just like all the other muscles in our bodies! Exercising them regularly makes them stronger, tighter and healthier. There are books and posters to guide you in your pelvic floor exercises efforts - look for Pelvic Floor Health Self Help Guides here or on Womens Waterworks page.
*Please note that VAT is not charged on books or guides. Standard rate VAT applies to educational videos and DVDs. Our Online Shop is set appropriately.
2. Perform Kegel exercises every day
You can perform supported Kegel exercises, using pressure pelvic floor trainers with biofeedback to keep you informed on your progress. Following devices can help you to perform supported Kegel exercises and get Biofeedback on your progress:
- PFX2V Pelvic Floor Exerciser with Biofeedback and Vaginal Probe
- PFXA Pelvic Floor Exerciser with Biofeedback and Anal Sensor
- iEase Pelvic Floor Exerciser with Biofeedback
- KegelSmart Vibrational Pelvic floor Trainer
- Laselle Kegel Routine Balls
- AquaFlex Cones and Weights
*Please note that you can purchase pelvic floor trainers for personal use VAT free, if you suffer from a chronic problem (i.e. long term incontinence, prolapse). You must complete VAT exemption declaration at the time of purchase in our Online Shop.
3. Use pelvic floor stimulator for effertless Kegel exercises
You can choose from many neuromuscular stimulators, such as the Nu-Tek Levator Mini, SensaTone for Women or SensaTone for Men.
*Please note that you can purchase neuromuscular stimulators for personal use VAT free, if you suffer from a chronic problem (i.e. long term incontinence, prolapse). You must complete VAT exemption declaration at the time of purchase in our Online Shop.
- Vaginal Probes and Anal Sensors for use with neuromuscular stimulators can be found on the Probes and Sensors page.
- Nickel Free Vaginal Probes with Gold Plated Electrodes for stimulation and EMG biofeedback are presented on the Vaginal Probes Nickel Free page.
- Nickel Free Anal Probes with Gold Plated Electrodes for stimulation and EMG biofeedback are listed on the Anal Probes Nickel Free page.
4. Visit your continence physiotherapist for pelvic floor assessment
You may wish to measure the strength of your pelvic floor muscles using a biofeedback muscle assessment device. You can perform assessment of your pelvic floor prior to embarking upon a regime to improve your pelvic floor and re-assess your progress periodically as you progress with your Kegel exercise programme.
*Please note that you can purchase pelvic floor assessment devices for personal use VAT free, if you suffer from a chronic problem (i.e. long term incontinence, prolapse). You must complete VAT exemption declaration at the time of purchase in our Online Shop.
5. If you have pelvic organ prolapse - seek medical help and wear the V-Brace by Fembrace prolapse support garment
If you already suffer genital prolapse, you may wish to learn about a support garment called the V-Brace by Fembrace that can provide you with some daily comfort and relieve the bothersome feeling caused by your condition. The V-Brace can even help you to enjoy your normal daily activities with lesser discomfort and trepidation. Learn about the V-Brace by Fembrace here.
* Please note that V-Brace by Fembrace can be purchased VAT free, if you suffer from a chronic pelvic floor related problem, such as genital prolapse or incontinence. You can complte VAT exemption declaration in our Online Shop.
6. If you suffer stress incontinence try incontinence pessaries to stop daily urine leaks and seek medical help with pelvic floor rehabilitation
If you suffer stress incontinence you can use IncoStress Stress Incontinence Control Device or the Contiform Incontinence Device that stop urine leakage and improve your quality of life by allowing you to participate in normal activities from which your stress incontinence may be stopping your enjoying or participating in.
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