Why is pelvic floor physical therapy recommended?
For mothers who have just given birth, pelvic floor problems are often important but very unfamiliar. Some things can only be understood after the baby is born. Many postpartum mothers will have problems such as leaking urine pelvic organ prolapse, muscle relaxation, constipation, etc., when laughing or coughing, which are always widely ignored.
Pelvic floor dysfunction rehabilitation is of great importance. If pelvic floor therapy is not considered at all, it may lead to early pelvic floor damage and delayed treatment. Therefore, the essentiality of pelvic floor therapy cannot be neglected by moms.
Which methods are used in pelvic floor therapy?
Rehabilitation therapy for pelvic floor dysfunction is divided into two major methods: surgical and non-surgical. Non-surgical rehabilitation mainly includes pelvic floor muscle exercise (Kegel exercise), biofeedback therapy, and electrical stimulation therapy. In some developed countries and regions, therapies such as pelvic floor muscle assessment, biofeedback training, and electrical stimulation rehabilitation have been more common. Routine pelvic floor muscle training for women 42 days postpartum has reduced the occurrence of pelvic floor dysfunction diseases like pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence. So, what is biofeedback therapy?
Biofeedback rehabilitation therapy sounds “complex”, but the actual presentation is simple. The so-called “feedback” is to use special instruments to detect and amplify the various information generated by the human body’s physiological changes, and through the display system, to convert the electrical signals that we cannot understand and perceive into understandable readings or sound-light signals. Patients learn to perceive and manipulate the physiological activities of the muscles that we easily overlook through the different feedback of these signals, so as to achieve the purpose of practicing and controlling muscle activity.
HF3000 Biofeedback Therapy Apparatus
The EMG biofeedback instrument converts electrical signals into visible patterns, lights, or audible sounds through muscle contraction, relaxation and other activities, so that women can feel the contraction of the pelvic floor, and then through learning and repeated practice, to achieve deliberately strengthen the control and perception effect of neuromuscular activity, be familiar with and master this physiological change, form and maintain the self-control ability of specific parts of the body, and finally achieve conditioned reflex and improve function.
Preparation and effectiveness of biofeedback therapy
- Be informed of the condition
- Understand the patient’s disease and disability status, and make a comprehensive assessment of the patient’s intelligence, audiovisual ability, attention and self-regulation ability;
- Teach patients how to train;
- During relaxation training, let the patient work hard to relax and reduce muscle tension according to the feedback signals such as the sound and graphics of the instrument;
- During excitement training, the patient is required to strengthen muscle contraction according to the feedback signal so that the muscle strength reaches the target threshold.
After repeated training, patients are encouraged to increase their awareness of muscle contraction, trigger further muscle electrical stimulation, and provide a large number of input impulses to the central nervous system, so that the brain center gradually restores control of the paralyzed muscles.
The product is suitable for postpartum pelvic floor muscle therapy, pelvic organ prolapse, and urinary incontinence and other pelvic floor dysfunction diseases, whole rehabilitation treatment for stroke patients (including acute phase, hemiplegia phase, sequelae), brain injury, spinal cord injury, and peripheral nerve injuries, bone and joint diseases, rehabilitation of children with cerebral palsy, nerve facilitation, treatment of neurological dysfunction, etc.
In a word, pelvic floor rehabilitation through biofeedback therapy means that the electromyography biofeedback instrument collects information such as electrical signals when our pelvic floor muscles are active, and feeds us the corresponding visual/sound signals through the screen to help mothers perform scientific and effective pelvic floor muscle exercises in a more relaxed environment.