Pelvic Floor Educator
The simplest, cheapest pelvic floor biofeedback device. Easy to use - the indicator stick moves downwards when you do a correct contraction. The better you squeeze the further it moves. Relaxing? it moves back up again.
Our simplest and cheapest feedback device, ideal if you want to confirm that you are exercising correctly.
The main problem most women experience when first attempting pelvic floor exercises is knowing whether they are doing them correctly. The Pelvic Floor Educator is the perfect product to teach you how to contract your pelvic floor correctly and effectively.
- The unique shape of the Pelvic Floor Educator is designed to sit in the vagina and stay in place during use.
- As you contract your pelvic floor, the deep layer of pelvic floor muscles should shorten and lift. This movement lifts the probe in the vagina and the indicator stick moves downwards towards your tailbone - indicating a correct contraction.
- If you bear down instead (incorrect pelvic floor muscle action) the stick will lift up and/or the probe will start to slide out if you are bearing down strongly.
- The external indicator stick amplifies this movement to show whether these muscles are being contracted correctly or not.
Following the instructions provided, you should be able to see the movement in the external indicator. You do need an intact pelvic floor and at least a small amount of 'lift' for it to work properly.
If you are unable to contract your pelvic floor at all, or you have been assessed by your gynaecologist or women's health physiotherapist as having a grade 2 pelvic floor (no lift) you will need to work towards a grade 3 (some lift) before seeing results using the Pelvic Floor Educator.
What is included?
- The Educator consists of four parts, which click together. *Take care when removing the indicator from the body of the educator, do not force or twist it.
- Instruction booklet included.
What size is it?
- The insertable vaginal component is approximately 6.5 cm long and approximately 9cm circumference at its widest point.
- With both sticks attached, the external indicator measures approx 28cm.
The Pelvic Floor Educator has been developed from the award-winning electrode Periform and is very popular with physiotherapists as a teaching tool.
Insertion of the probe is sometimes made easier by the use of a very small amount of water-based lubricant. We stock the YES Organic water-based lubricant, SYLK Natural Personal Lubricant and Optilube and recommend these for use with the educator.
Caring for your Pelvic Floor Educator
Clean by washing with soap and water.
- The Pelvic Floor Educator is designated as a medical device and is manufactured from medical grade materials but not under sterile conditions so we recommend cleaning before use.
Pelvic Organ Prolapse
The Pelvic Floor Educator should sit at the level of the deep layer of pelvic floor muscles, like a tampon. It is the activity of this layer of muscles that the device is measuring and feeding back to you.
If you have a mild prolapse you should still be able to use the educator. If you have a significant prolapse (bulging to, or outside of, the entrance to the vagina) then you may not be able to position the educator properly for it to be effective. You can try reducing your prolapse and using the educator lying down with your bottom elevated on pillows, this will give you more chance of getting the body of the educator in position to work properly for you.
The insertable vaginal probe component is approx 6.5 cm long and approx 9cm circumference at its widest point. With both tips attached, the external indicator measures approx 28cm.