PELVIC FLOOR STIMULATION FOR INCONTINENCE
Learn about pelvic floor stimulation (PFS), which can help women with stress urinary incontinence contract and strengthen their pelvic floor.
PELVIC FLOOR STIMULATION
Pelvic floor stimulation (PFS) can help women with Stress Urinary Incontinence contract and strengthen their pelvic floor. Small amounts of stimulation are delivered to the nerves and muscles of the pelvic floor and bladder via a tampon-like sensor. Stimulation causes the muscles to tighten or contract, strengthening them.
Women often report a tightening or lifting of the pelvic floor muscles when using PFS but it is rarely described as painful. To learn more about PFS, speak to your healthcare professional. If he or she is not familiar with stimulation for improved bladder control, look for a physical therapist, nurse specialist, or physician who is knowledgeable about urinary incontinence. An average program is 3 to 6 months and varies depending on the person’s needs and progress.