You will receive exercises that you have to carry out regularly, which improve the function of the pelvic floor. The exercises are designed to consciously learn to tighten the pelvic floor muscles and relax. Breathing and posture also influence the function of the pelvic floor. If you normally overwork the pelvic floor (overactivity), attention is paid to relaxation exercises for both the pelvic floor and for your entire body.
A measuring instrument (probe) is placed in the vagina or anus. This is linked to the myofeedback device. The activity of the pelvic floor is then visible on a screen in the form of a graph. This way you can see if you are doing the exercises for the pelvic floor properly. Myofeedback supports the exercise therapy. It becomes clearer to you what you can and should do with the pelvic floor.
If it is difficult for you to contract the pelvic floor, electrotherapy can be useful. The same myofeedback device and the same probe is used for this as for myofeedback. The device gives light electro stimuli, causing the pelvic floor to contract involuntarily. The goal is that you can feel better how the pelvic floor can be tightened. This also improves blood circulation and the strength of the pelvic floor.
When there are symptoms like frequent urination and accidental urinary loss by pressure, it is also possible to use electro stimuli to influence the bladder, so that the bladder becomes calmer and does not contract involuntarily so often. This reduces the pressure and you do not have to pee more often. The urine loss is therefore less.
Rectal balloon training
This therapy can be used for relief of faecal incontinency and where there is a too strong or too weak feeling of urgency. The physiotherapist puts a small balloon on a kind of straw in the anus. The balloon is slowly filled with air using a pump. By exercising with this balloon feelings of urgency are recognizable and manageable.
What is the pelvic floor?
Pelvic (floor) disorders
Pelvic disorders and pregnancy