Pelvic floor rehabilitation or re-education is serious. It is a big part of the treatment against effort, urge, or mixt incontinence.
There is no age to re-educate your pelvic floor
Pelvic floor re-education aims to teach women to localize their pelvic floor and contract it correctly. You may have heard of it? And you are wondering why your health professional insisted that much?
You might already know that the pelvic floor, just like any other muscle, needs to be trained! And you probably know now that kegel exercises are important all along life!
Discover the interview of Odile Bagot, gynecologist who tells us about pelvic floor and Emy.
Why rehabilitating your pelvic floor?
The pelvic floor is a gathering of muscles which is located in the pelvis from the front to the back. More simply, it can be compared to a hammock that surrounds and supports our organs. Consequently, it can sometimes be challenged, especially when giving birth, or doing sport that can weaken it.
The case of Johanna, 27 years old, makes us be conscious that prevention is better than cure. Born in a family in which many women had pelvic floor surgery; Johanna should have trained her pelvic floor before pregnancy. She could have avoided few inconveniences which we all would like to avoid after giving birth.
Pelvic floor re-education, who is it for?
Pelvic floor training is for women suffering from urinary leaks and people wishing to prevent them.
In France, pelvic floor training is often proposed after giving birth to prevent or heal bladder weakness issues.
It is also prescribed in the following cases to treat:
Whether they are urinary, anal or faecal, it often comes from a bad pelvic floor control associated to a muscle weakness. Pelvic muscles strengthening exercises improve the situation quickly.
Linked to delivery or not, pelvic floor rehabilitation is a solution. Relaxing exercises are adapted to hypertonic pelvic floors, and physiotherapy treats pain caused by nervousness…
Pelvic floor re-education, complementarily to breathing and relaxation techniques, can be a solution to learn how to contract your pelvic floor during penetration. It reduces painful symptoms during intercourse.
We can easily avoid urinary leaks by doing kegel exercises before giving birth. The patient is then aware of her pelvic floor and already knows how to contract it.
No children = no pelvic floor problem?
Wrong! This is part of the stereotypes about the pelvic floor. Martine, 50 years old and with no children, proves the opposite. She decided to train her pelvic floor to continue running without finding a wet panty after it.