Tools, Tips, Exercises and Education

Following is some basic internet research, done by yours truly, July 2014 regarding healing, understanding, tools  and exercises for pelvic floor health:

Pelvic Floor Anatomy – Female - youtube link – small video  Published on Aug 25, 2012

Pelvic Floor anatomy that is easy to understand! Created by physicians for you to help you understand the pelvic floor. Helps improve Kegel and pelvic floor exercises and pelvic floor health. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOjo5tBWoZo

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Another youtube offering: Understanding PelvicOrgan Prolapse (POP)
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ak5JkJTlu0E
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Web MD Article regarding Pelvic Organ and Floor prolapse:

http://www.webmd.com/urinary-incontinence-oab/vaginal-pessaries

Vaginal Pessaries can be very helpful as well for vaginal and pelvic floor tissues prolapse.  A vaginal pessary is a removable device placed into the vagina. It is designed to support areas of pelvic organ prolapse.  http://www.webmd.com/urinary-incontinence-oab/vaginal-pessaries

There are a variety of pessaries available, made of rubber, plastic, or silicone-based material. Among common types of pessaries are the inflatable camera.gif, the doughnut camera.gif, and the Gellhorn camera.gifYour doctor will fit your pessary to hold the pelvic organs in position without causing discomfort. Pessaries come in different sizes and should be fitted carefully. See a picture of how a pessary camera.gifshould fit. Pessaries can be used successfully to treat other gynecologic conditions, such as a uterus that is in the wrong position.

What To Expect After Treatment

Your pessary will be fitted at your doctor's office. You may need to experiment with different kinds of pessaries to find one that feels right for you. Your doctor will teach you how to remove, clean, and reinsert the pessary camera.gifon a regular schedule. The cleaning schedule is determined by the type of pelvic organ prolapse and the specific brand of pessary. If it is hard for you to remove and replace your pessary, you can have it done regularly at your doctor's office.

Why It Is Done

Pessaries are used as a nonsurgical approach to the treatment of pelvic organ prolapse. They are frequently used to treat uterine prolapse in young women during pregnancy. In this instance, the pessary holds the uterus in the correct position before it enlarges and becomes trapped in the vaginal canal. Pessaries are also used when symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse are mild or when childbearing is not complete. They can be used in women who have other serious chronic health problems, such as heart or lung disease, that make a surgical procedure more dangerous. Pessaries are sometimes used to see what the effect of surgery for pelvic organ prolapse will be on urinary symptoms. This is called a "pessary test." If you have a problem with incontinence with a pessary inserted, a separate surgery to fix the incontinence problem may be done at the same time as a prolapse surgery.

How Well It Works

Pessaries do not cure pelvic organ prolapse but help manage and slow the progression of prolapse. They add support to the vagina and increase tightness of the tissues and muscles of the pelvis. Symptoms improve in many women who use a pessary. And for some women, symptoms go away.1                 

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Here is a bio-feedback pelvic floor muscle trainer that I find helpful in strengthening and connecting with pelvic tone overall and I purchased on Amazon.com:  Pelvic muscle trainer forKegel exercise(r) XFT-0010 .rmvb IEase pneumatic pelvic muscle trainer.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jUXC6JFKINQ   Published on Jun 27, 2012
http://www.xft-china.com/product/deta...

Nanci's aside:  The instructions are poor and replacement covers are needed to be purchased directly from China.  My best offering is, if you need bio-feedback support to help with regaining connection to your organs and muscles of the pelvic area, Physical Therapists often have biofeedback machines.  I prefer the Jade Egg strength and connection training for direct personal bio-feedback anytime, agility training, increased awareness and self confidence in this part of the body.

The Pelvic Muscle TrainerPMT) XFT-0010 is one of many new devices on the market to help restore the health of women's pelvic floors.  A weakened pelvic floor is a very common in women who have had children,or this can happen simply as a natural consequence of aging in a society that sits a lot.
Urinary incontinence is loss of bladder control. Symptoms can range from mild leaking to uncontrollable wetting. It can happen to anyone, but it becomes more common with age.
Kegel exercises can help make the muscles under the uterus, bladder, and bowel (large intestine) stronger. The exercise can help both men and women who have problems with urine leakage or bowel control. And Kegel exercises can be done any time you are sitting or lying down.  Pelvic Muscle Trainer XFT-0010, developed to help women to do kegel exercise in the most efficient way possibly. The Pelvic Muscle Trainer differs significantly from other similar devices on the market because it is multifunctional. XFT-0010 Pelvic Muscle Trainer
PMT
adopts pneumatic principle and biofeedback technology. And finally helps people avoid bladder leaks, incontinence, etc.
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Youtube Video Exercise Links:2 Simple and EffectivePelvic floor Exercises. Get Ebook click below Linda Pelvic floor exercises x 2 easily and simply explained for all women. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HZAGRlvCM_k  Uploaded on 2012

Another video offering:  Pelvic Floor Exercises- Day 1 Uploaded on Jul 11, 2011 Lisa Yates and Fiona Ross - World Continence Week - Pelvic Floor Exercises - Day 1       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BrIY-qc6M1s

Foam Rollers to help ease Hips and Legs and Low back muscle tensions: Molded Foam Roller http://www.performbetter.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product2_10151_10751_1004918_-1_1000487_1000486_1000486_ProductDisplayErrorView


I also found many videos of Yoga for the Pelvic Floor.

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Feel free to expand your search for pelvic floor exercises for the whole body and more education for yourself. 

Therapeutic massage, self-massage and energy work, emotional reconciliation and specific exercises will help you regain your pelvic bowl and hips vibrancy and health.  Feel free to call me with any questions or to schedule a Holistic Pelvic Care™ appointment for yourself.

In wellness,

Nanci Williams, LMT 14787

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