Pelvic Floor Best Practice
MyKORI is a tool used to help improve & exercise the pelvic floor
Best practice for your Pelvic Floor Conditioning
• Learn how to perform pelvic floor exercises correctly; this is probably the most difficult task.
• Learn to consciously contract before engaging in activities that increase your abdominal pressure, i.e. before lifting, coughs and sneezes.
• Perform regular strengthening exercises to support the pelvic floor
• Perform functional muscle training for both slow and quick muscle contractions.
• Generally increase internal abdominal muscle strength to support abdominal and pelvic organs.
Pelvic floor exercises strengthen the muscles around your bladder, vagina or penis, and back passage and can improve your general well-being.
This modern day life style is not conducive to pelvic floor health. Many of us lead sedentary lives and we spend a lot of time sitting down. And when we do sit down to use the lavatory our pelvic organs and bowels load extra pressure onto the pelvic floor. It is recommended that our knees are higher than our hips when sitting on the lavatory, and our hips are as near to a 35 degree angle as possible. You should lean forwards and bear down with your forearms on your thighs. Grandparents and great grandparents used to use foot stalls in the bathroom to create this effect, but foot stools are no longer in fashion. Perhaps we should go back to the time when we used a ‘hole in the ground!’
It is also not good practice to spend time on the lavatory, if you are struggling to go get up and move around and wait until you are completely ready to try again.
There is a correlation between the two orifices of your mouth and anus, so if you feel a heaviness or slight prolapse suck your thumb to help increase the levator ani muscle contraction to put everything back together. Try it, it actually works!
We could consider that incontinence and frequent bladder emptying is something we have learned as a child. How many of us remember being asked and are guilty of asking a child to go to the toilet ‘Just In Case’, and perhaps will still do the same and visit the loo regularly to prevent leakage.
Bladder training can also be very effective when treating women with stress, urge, and mixed incontinence. Bladder training has no known adverse effects and can be safely used.
Bladder training can also be very effective training in the elderly. The principle behind timed voiding in the treatment of stress incontinence is to prevent the bladder from becoming too full.
• Schedule a voiding programme; slowly increase the time between visits to the loo. Gradually increase the time in-between.
• Distract yourself on the first urges to void, relaxation techniques, perform pelvic floor muscle contractions.
• Maintain increase fluid intake and restrict teas/coffee avoid bladder irritancies like tea and coffee
• Only drink sips of water two hours before bedtime and through the night
When to use MyKORI
MyKORI is a treatment option for women who wish to conservatively manage their pelvic floor dysfunction as an alternative to surgery.
• General pelvic floor exercises
• Post-partum pelvic floor exercises
• Vaginal stimulation and sensory feedback
• External nodules to stimulate pelvic floor connective tissue and muscle fibres.
• Reduce pelvic pain.
• Increase internal sensitivity and reduce tension.
• Increase connective tissue lubrication.
• Stimulate tight, weak or painful muscles in the vagina.
• General massage
Stimulation to the virginal walls will enhance the body’s own physiological processes; by rotating the ball shaped handle you will ensure contact with the virginal wall and pelvic floor muscles. The handle is designed for hand grip comfort but is may also be used for various other massage techniques when the bullet has been removed.
Use either water based lubricants or non-silicone based oils that are designed for internal use only!
Urinary incontinence is a very common problem among adults but it can be conservatively managed with a daily Kegel exercise routine to re-educate the pelvic floor. It is recommended as the first-line treatment for many women’s health issues. In 1948 Kegel was the first to discuss the benefits of pelvic floor muscle training for effective in the treatment of female urinary incontinence.