🤓 FACT: Did you know that electricity has been used as a form of treatment in medicine since around 2500BC!! 🔌
There was a time in my physiotherapy career when electrical therapy was poo poo’d as a form of treatment. However it seems to be making quite the resurgence, with lots of good quality research supporting its efficacy in the treatment of many pelvic health related conditions such as:
✨ Stress Incontinence or bladder leakage (LBL)
✨ Overactive Bladder
✨ Faecal Incontinence
and can be used to
✔️ Increasing Pelvic Floor Strength
✔️ Increasing Pelvic Floor Endurance
✔️ Increasing Pelvic Floor Tone (or vaginal “tightness”)
✔️ Improve Awareness of the Pelvic Floor
And let’s face it; we all need a little spark in our lives right
So what exactly is e-Stim? ⚡️
Electrical Stimulation or E-Stim is when an electrical current is used to stimulate a muscle contraction via an electrode. When used in the treatment of the pelvic floor often a vaginal or anal probe is used, and inserted into the vagina or anus (not at the same time 🤓) where a current can be passed via the electrode to the pelvic floor muscles to stimulate a contraction.
So basically, while you lie back and watch your favourite show on Netflix, the e-Stim can do its thing!!
Of course, you will be given other functional exercises to complement your e-Stim treatment protocol but what better excuse to sit down and relax for 20 minutes right Yummy Mummies?
What are you doing this weekend?? 🤭
Do you (and your pelvic floor) need a little sparky in your life?? ⚡️
Let me know 😉