Between having a job, dealing with kids, and all the other ways we spend our days, it can be hard to find an opportunity to get your pelvic floor exercises in.
This doesn’t make them any less important, though! In fact, 1 in 4 Australians deals with some kind of incontinence issue, whether it be urinary incontinence, stress urinary incontinence, or another kind of pelvic floor dysfunction.
To avoid becoming a part of these statistics, taking care of your pelvic health is essential. That’s why we’re here to help you find an easier way to complete pelvic floor muscle exercise (PFM exercise) treatments, even with a busy day.
Introducing, femfit®! femfit® is the world’s first wearable PFM exercise device that can help to address pelvic floor and incontinence issues, relieving symptoms and improving pelvic floor strength.
This device is changing lives, making it easier than ever to address issues with the pelvic floor muscles in women. In this article, we’re going to cover the importance of PFM physio, how the pelvic floor can cause issues with pelvic pain and other forms of incontinence, and how femfit can be incorporated into daily life to make pelvic floor exercises easier.
Let’s dive in!
Who Needs Pelvic Floor Physio?
First things first, let’s explore why someone may need pelvic floor physio to address pelvic issues, such as incontinence or pelvic pain.
Pelvic floor physiotherapy is a kind of physiotherapy that addresses pelvic health. A pelvic floor physiotherapist works to help a person address issues with their pelvic floor muscles, the muscles that sit between the hips and sacrum that hold the pelvic organs. These include the bladder, uterus, and colon.
There are many kinds of women’s health issues that need this specific kind of physiotherapy treatment, often due to a weak (or underactive) pelvic floor muscle. This can manifest in different conditions, including urinary incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, loss of sensation during sex, pelvic pain, loss of bowel control, and other issues.
How Can Pelvic Floor Exercise Help Underactive Pelvic Floor Muscles?
To address issues with the pelvic floor, a pelvic health physiotherapist will often turn to different exercises, building a pelvic floor muscle training regimen to improve pelvic floor muscle strength and lessen symptoms.
As we touched on above, a person’s pelvic floor muscles hold the pelvic organs in place. These organs are super important to a person’s health and overall quality of life.
These organs are what allow a person to control urination and defecation. They hold the uterus, meaning these muscles can impact sexual intercourse or even childbirth. Without a solid foundation to hold these organs in place, health issues can arise.
To ensure this doesn’t happen, it’s important to take pelvic floor exercises seriously. While these exercises can do wonders to improve issues once they happen, they can also be done preventatively to maintain a healthy pelvic floor. Incorporating them into an overall fitness routine is a great idea for keeping up good overall health.
What is a Healthy Pelvic Floor?
What does it mean, then, to have an overall healthy pelvic floor? For most physiotherapists, this looks like having a strong pelvic floor, absent of issues associated with pelvic pain or weak pelvic floor muscles.
femfit® describes this perfectly, noting:
“Effective pelvic floor muscle exercises can increase the strength and coordination of your pelvic floor muscles. These qualities mean that the muscle(s) have the best chance of functioning well. A well-functioning and strong pelvic floor will help you gain control of your leaky bladder (urinary incontinence). Good pelvic floor health may reduce future issues such as pelvic organ prolapse. A strong fully functioning pelvic floor may also allow you to return to activities that previously caused leaks.”
A healthy pelvic floor, in this case, is a pelvic floor that is free of issues that inhibit living your daily life. And if you currently don’t have a pelvic floor in optimum health, don’t worry. Tools like femfit® can help you improve!
How femfit®Can Help
Now that we know just how important pelvic floor exercises are for overall health, let’s look at ways to make traditional pelvic floor exercises super simple.
The femfit® is an amazing device, especially for those who may struggle with doing pelvic floor exercises themselves.
How the device works is fairly simple. The wearer will insert a small wand internally, which is connected to the femfit® app via Bluetooth. As the wearer works to contract their pelvic floor muscles, pressure sensors on the device send feedback to the app, directing the user on how to successfully contract the muscles, walking them through a series of pelvic floor muscle exercises.
Can femfit Help with Underactive Pelvic Floor Muscles?
This device has been proven to help resolve symptoms associated with weak pelvic floor muscles, leading to big improvements!
In fact, of those who utilized the device, 70% of those suffering from incontinence issues saw improvement. This data indicates that there are clear benefits to this treatment method when it comes to pelvic health.
How Can I Incorporate femfit® Into My Daily Life?
What we love the most about femfit® is how it is easy and safe for users to utilise the device at a place and time convenient to them. With training sessions lasting only 8-16 minutes, depending on their stage, there is little time needed in the day to see big improvements.
As users control the device themselves with an app, they can use femfit® whenever they have time during their day. Free during a lunch hour? Have some time before bed? Have an extra 15 minutes before you start your day? With femfit®, it’s as easy as finding the time, inserting the device, and getting started.
Getting Help With Sydney Pelvic Clinic
If you are a person who needs to fit pelvic floor muscle exercises into their daily routine but just can’t find the time, we’re here to help. You can talk to the team at Sydney Pelvic Clinic to see if using femfit® could be right for you. Our team of physiotherapists is ready to address any pelvic floor issues you may have and find the treatment method that works best for you.