Interested in tech?
But wondering what to use? Elvie? Squeezy? Cones? Stim machines? Biofeedback? Read in depth guides to the gadgets, devices and apps invented to help improve your pelvic floor
Video Series: How to use a pelvic floor muscle stimulation machine - videos galore on their own page here.
There has been a recent explosion in “fem-tech” options, particularly pelvic floor biofeedback devices. On the one hand this is empowering women to improve their exercising in the privacy of their own homes, on the other hand resulting in a more than a little confusion about what they do. With most devices over £100 it … Continue reading Field Guide: pelvic floor biofeedback gadgetsRead More
Pelvic floor Muscle Stimulation Units These units are designed to be used at home to artificially stimulate the pelvic floor muscles to work. Electrical impulses are sent from the machine directly to the pelvic floor to mimic the messages that your brain is supposed to send. These units are ideal for people who really don’t … Continue reading Field Guide: Pelvic floor muscle stimulation machinesRead More
Help! So many different pelvic floor gadgets – which one for me? You have probably heard of “gadgets” to help exercise your pelvic floor muscles. If you have been thinking about buying one you may already have looked around online. My complete sympathy if you are feeling overwhelmed and confused! Not only about which … Continue reading What’s the difference between a pelvic floor biofeedback device and a stimulation machine?Read More
Are you thinking of trying a pelvic floor muscle stimulation machine? Perhaps you’ve got one already but it’s been gathering dust?! Are you using yours correctly? Are you are puzzled by the settings, the different electrodes and which programme to use? I can explain! I recently wrote an article on these devices, for my physiotherapy … Continue reading Is a pelvic floor stimulation machine right for you?Read More
What do you do if you worry about bladder leaks when running? Or at the gym, your exercise class, or playing with your children ?? Mums I meet in clinic tell me that they are avoiding events that require them to look “sporty”. They worry about a VPL if they wear normal figure hugging gym … Continue reading Bladder leaks when running? 6 discreet ways to keep dry and avoid a VPLRead More
Vaginal cones and weights; relatively cheap and a good way to progress your pelvic floor training Vaginal cones and weights are a very different concept to electronic devices. They are cheaper and more accessible for most people. However, there is a bit of a knack to using them correctly. They are particularly good for … Continue reading Vaginal cones: a modern girl’s guide to the ancient art of pelvic floor weightsRead More
If you have a smart phone you may enjoy one of the new pelvic floor exercise apps. These are great innovations. This week I have tried out a couple of reminder apps (Squeezy & my pff), a tracking app (Elvie) and an exercise workout to watch on your phone (Pelvic Floor First) Road-testing has had entertaining … Continue reading 3 Great Pelvic Floor Exercise AppsRead More