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Is pelvic floor therapy the same as Kegels?

Depending on the type of sexual problem you are having, there are several different types of therapies that you can choose from. These include Biofeedback, Exercises, and Incontinence. Choosing the right type of therapy will help you achieve your goals.


Using biofeedback in pelvic floor therapy is a non-invasive drug-free method to treat pelvic floor disorders. It is typically performed by trained clinicians. The purpose is to teach a patient to self-regulate involuntary functions and improve their overall quality of life.

Pelvic floor physical therapy usually involves a series of exercises that focus on strengthening the pelvic floor muscles. The exercises are administered by a specialized nurse or physical therapist. These exercises include a rectal examination, progressive overload, and EMG biofeedback.

Biofeedback in pelvic floor therapy teaches the patient how to contract and relax the pelvic floor muscles. This is done through the use of special sensors and computer monitors. The goal is to enhance coordination and endurance of the PFMs.

Biofeedback in pelvic floor therapy also helps to strengthen weak muscles. It can also be used with electrostimulation. Some people use biofeedback right away, but it takes time to learn the techniques.

Pelvic floor disorders include functional anorectal pain, structural disorders, and pelvic floor dyssynergia. These disorders affect the muscles and bladder that control bowel and bladder functions.


Whether you’re experiencing urinary incontinence or you just want to improve your orgasms, there are exercises you can do to strengthen your pelvic floor. These exercises target deep abdominal muscles, which help your bladder and rectum stay erect. Some exercises are done standing, while others are done while seated.

Using biofeedback devices, a therapist can help you isolate your pelvic floor muscles. These devices can be placed on your abdomen or vagina to help you feel when you are contracting your muscles properly.

Kegel exercises are a type of pelvic floor exercise that is designed to help strengthen your pelvic floor muscles. You can do them in a standing or seated position, but most people find that it works best while lying down on the floor.

Pelvic floor exercises are performed by contracting the pelvic floor muscles and then releasing them. The contractions are held for up to 10 seconds. The muscles then relax for three to four seconds.

Sexual problems

Having a pelvic floor disorder can have a negative impact on sexual function. Pelvic floor disorders include fecal incontinence, urinary incontinence, and pelvic pain. Pelvic floor disorders can also impair body image, nerve function, and muscle function. Symptoms of pelvic floor disorders can be addressed to improve sexual function and maintain a healthy sexual life.

Sexual dysfunction is a problem for many women. Pelvic floor disorders have been found to be associated with infrequent orgasms and pain during sex. Women with pelvic floor disorders also report reduced libido and reduced sex drive.

The etiology of pelvic floor disorders is complex, involving both biological and psychosocial factors. Sexual dysfunction can be related to pelvic organ prolapse, vulvodynia, and post-prostatectomy complications. Other conditions are associated with pelvic floor disorders, including endometriosis, Lichen Planus, irritable bowel syndrome, and pelvic pain syndrome.

A recent study found that sexual complaints are common among women with pelvic floor disorders. However, the studies have not been consistent with this conclusion.


Those who suffer from urinary incontinence can get the help they need from pelvic floor therapy. It is a treatment method that focuses on strengthening and improving the muscles in the pelvic floor. Among other things, it reduces the frequency of urinary leaks.

Pelvic floor therapy is a safe, non-invasive treatment method. Pelvic floor exercises help women with urinary incontinence regain control of their bladders. In the process, they also strengthen their pelvic muscles, which can prevent leaks during certain activities.

In addition to pelvic floor exercises, patients may be prescribed medication and surgery. They may also need to change their lifestyles. For instance, they may need to reduce stress. If they sneeze or laugh often, they may also need to change their habits.

Several studies have shown that pelvic floor muscle training can help to reduce the symptoms of overactive bladder (OAB). It is a treatment method that combines pelvic floor physical therapy with biofeedback. Patients who underwent pelvic floor muscle training with biofeedback experienced significant reductions in urinary frequency. This also increased their quality of life.

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