What is the Educator?
The Pelvic Floor Educator® is a unique and effective aid to help women develop a strong and healthy Pelvic Floor and eliminate the problems associated with incontinence. The Educator has been developed from the award-winning Periform® probe, used by continence care specialists throughout the world.
Its unique form allows it to follow the movement of the internal walls of the vagina. This movement indicates how the muscles of your pelvic floor are being contracted. The external `wand` indicator amplifies internal movement to show whether these muscles are being contracted correctly or not.
The Pelvic Floor Educator is an extremely simple form of visual biofeedback. Yet the information the Educator provides could be some of the most valuable you will ever receive.
Healthcare professionals agree that teaching correct Pelvic Floor contractions is notoriously difficult. In fact, almost 40% can be doing it incorrectly even with good one-to-one tuition. The revolutionary Pelvic Floor Educator instantly ensures that the Pelvic Floor Contractions are done properly.
Operation of the Pelvic Floor Educator is based on the principle of the `Q-Tip Test` first put forward by Crystle et al in 1972, and further developed by Dr. Jo Laycock in 1975.
Monitor Your Progression
Educator is the simplest way to make sure you are doing your pelvic floor exercises correctly. It is the only product available that puts the woman in control, teaching you about your own body.
If you are exercising correctly the indicator wand on the Educator will move away from your body (down). You can learn to recognise the feeling of the correct muscle movement so that you know what you are aiming for when exercising without the Educator.
Even if you`re already a pelvic floor exerciser, investing in an Educator makes perfect sense as you can check your technique and assess your improvement.
The advantages of the Educator
- Speeds positive treatment outcome
- Improves patient understanding and motivation
- Provides valuable information on patient performance
- May be used for on-going exercise programmes
- Monitors muscle condition long-term
- Indicates pelvic floor asymmetry