Balls and Cones: Weights for pelvic floor muscles with Fiona Rogers
Physiotherapist, Fiona Rogers is back! She was our very first interview on The Pelvic Health Podcast and her company, Pelvic Floor Exercise, is our podcast sponsor at present. Go back to episode #1 and listen if you haven't already!
Today she joins me to discuss specific types of vaginal weights used in rehabilitation of some pelvic floor dysfunctions. No, we are not talking surfboard, olympic-style vaginal weightlifting!
There are quite a few misconceptions surrounding these often helpful devices, so sit back and learn and share.
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Links mentioned in the show (click on them to be directed to that link):
Effectiveness of two conservative modes of physical therapy in women with urinary stress incontinence. Arvonen T et al
Vaginal cone use in passive and active phases in patients with stress urinary incontinence Haddad et al 2011
Effect of vaginal spheres and pelvic floor muscle training in women with urinary incontinence: a randomized, controlled trial
Porta-Roda et al 2015
Herbison GP and Dean N Cochrane Review 2013 Weighted vaginal cones for urinary incontinence. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23836411
Evidence-based Physical Therapy for the Pelvic Floor Bridging Science and clinical practice Kari Bo, Bary Berghmans, Siv Morkved, Marijke Van Kampen Eds Second Ed 2015
Pelvic Floor Re-Education Principles and Practice B.Schussler’ J Laycock, P Norton, S. Stanton Eds 1994