Frequently asked questions
1 - Are there counter-indications to electro-stimulation rehabilitation?
Read the file with the probe carefully. It tells you all the counter indications.
- Vaginal or urinary infection
- Protological colo cancer or urinary genito
- Implanted pacemaker (see cardiologist)
- uretero-vesical and hypotonic bladder
- Do not use in water
- Do not immerse cables
- Do not connect to a high frequency surgical apparatus (burning electrodes)
- The effects of long-term stimulation are not determined
- Respect the indications of the prescriptor
2 - Do I have to do my sessions with a therapist or can I use the probe with a personal stimulator without going through it?
It is not recommended to practice intra-cavity electric stimulation alone at home without having already had a series of rehabilitation and without the informed advice of a seasoned therapist. In all ways the sessions must always be conducted beforehand by a therapist trained in this method.
When your treatment is completed (about 10 to 20 sessions) it will be up to your doctor to judge if you can benefit from additional home treatment by buying a personal stimulator. However, in this case the texts are very clear and the procedure is clearly fixed. The equipment may be refunded under certain conditions.
3 - I have a personal stimulator prescribed by my doctor to continue my home or holiday sessions. What should I do?
You can buy a personal portable stimulator after re-education sessions.
Check, however, that this device matches the treatments for your pathology.
You must first plug your probe, then put the wet probe and eventually impregnated with 3 drops of lubricant gel, in the vagina or anus, then, and only at that time, turn on your pacemaker. Choose the program recommended by your therapist and slowly climb the current until you feel a muscle contraction that can have the shape of a push back, a muscle cramp, a beat. You must never feel pain (the probe may be poorly placed), or electrical tingling when you feel your muscles contract. If you are slightly embarrassed you can make a small contraction during the current passage. In case of doubt call your therapist or our customer contact service.
4 - I bought a new generation OPTIMA 3 electrodes probe. How can I use it without mistake?
This probe has electrodes on one side which avoids the inconvenience of stimulation to the bladder or cervix. The introduction of the probe always occurs the electrodes (hemispheric balls) downwards so that the 1st and 2nd ball are fully introduced into the vagina. As a general rule, the 3rd ball is also introduced into the vaginal cavity. The probe holds in place with the stop at the entrance of the vagina. You can act more on one side than on the other (right or left) by printing to the probe a slight shift to the right or left. The electrodes are then positioned on the side. Normally this technique is used to reinforce one side if it turns out to be lower than the other.
Your therapist will give you the value of your muscle with a exam called muscle TESTING.
5 - I bought a PERISIZE 4 electrodes probe from the new generation. How can I use it without mistake?
This probe is the most powerful of the market probes.
Take the little horseman who blocks the probe. Connect the cables so that both left and right electrodes are well connected to different outputs of your stimulator. You moisten it and eventually put 2/3 drops of lubricant gel on the top of the probe and electrodes. You then delicately brush the probe until the two branches are at their stop. You introduce the probe with the electrodes down and back. You drop the probe when she's in the vagina. At this point you can stabilize it for more comfort but the 2 wire carrier branches must be located outside the cavity.
To highlight the probe when the session is over, don't brush the probe. Take a delicate branch and pull the probe out. The other branch will be released by itself.
ATTENTION : when you clean the probe never spread the branches under pain of breaking the probe at its top. Rinse the probe under a stream of water. That's enough.
6 - I bought a OPTIMA 3 electrodes probe. How to differentiate electrodes?
You only need to plug 2 electrodes on the 3 to practice electrical stimulation. Usually it is the first and second ball starting from the end of the probe. The unused electrode is rather for muscle biofeedback work in your therapist. In this case it will use this electrode as the reference it needs to perform the recording.
To easily spot them, on each plug connection at the end of the cables you have 3 points: 2 hollows and a round. The round section indicates which electrode is used. In the rehabilitation of incontinence or perineal musculature, electrodes are always directed down and back.
7 - I want to work my patient up. What probe should I use?
In vaginal reeducation you have to control standing the ability you have to lock the perineum to the effort. After learning with your therapist to control your lying perineal muscles, you must be able to contract these muscles standing by coughing, jumping, jumping on a foot, etc...
The most recommended probe for these exercises is PERISIZE 4, unique in its kind since it will allow the therapist to see how the right and left parts of your vaginal musculature react.
The other default probe is OPTIMA 3. But it will take a quarter turn with the probe to do the controls, which is not the case with the Perisize.
8 - My doctor (or my kine) advised me of an anal probe? You have long probes and short probes. Which one should I choose?
The long probe (ANALYS or ANALYS +) is rather indicated for any type of ano-rectal rehabilitation. Indeed with this probe your therapist can stimulate the muscles of the anal canal and/or the muscles of the anus. In addition, a counter-resistance can be achieved during contraction. Finally there is no risk that the probe is sucked into the anal channel. Holding the probe is locked by the spanking fold. The short probe has less advantages. It can only be used to stimulate anal sphincter and it presents the risk of moving inside the channel.
9 - My patient has an old probe model bought last year can he have a new one?
Yes, because patients have the opportunity to be reimbursed a probe per year.