Independent Review of the Myself Pelvic Floor Exercise Device
By Bradley Porter
A customer recently contacted me regarding the Myself pelvic floor exercise device with biofeedback. I feel her independent review of this product is beneficial to anyone considering pelvic floor exercises with biofeedback as a conservative treatment modality for stress or urge incontinence. I will mention her only by her initials (PH) in this brief synopsis of her feelings about the Myself. PH, has been suffering from urge incontinence or overactive bladder for some years now, and has undergone clinical biofeedback training previously to better educate her on how to effectively strengthen her pelvic floor muscles.
She purchased the Myself for the following stated reasons:
"Needed to improve my pelvic floor (muscle strength). (I) had used a device in physiotherapy, which gave visual feedback and told me when and how long to contract and relax the muscles for, and found it an enormous help in doing the exercises. I considered getting a different device as your web site suggested this one was for someone with low to middle strength, and I didn't think I was so bad... but it has been perfect."
PH had the follwing to say about what she liked about the Myself:
"The Myself is really easy and quick to use. There is never the excuse that I don't have time as it only takes 5 minutes. I like the fact that I can concentrate on getting the exercises right, because I don't have to be counting or looking at I clock, the device tells me when to contract and relax (the muscles). It automatically adjusts to the level I need, and I can see that I am improving. I can also see that I am doing the exercises correctly. I'm not normally someone who can stay motivated when exercising, unless I see results. I am still very motivated."
PH had the follwing to say about what she did not like about the Myself:
"I thought it was a little pricy, and nearly bought something cheaper, but I'm really glad I didn't. Bit annoyed that it doesn't come with the extra sensors they recommend you have to complete the 16 week initial exercise routine. (But now I'm nit picking!)"
PH had the follwoing to say about how often she exercised with the Myself:
"I have used the device as recommended, once or twice a day for 2 months (Five-minute sessions). I have moved up from level one and am in the higher area of level two now. There are three levels altogether."
PH had the following to say about the benefits she has had from using the Myself:
"Your web site was a little conflicting in what it said about the Myself's ability to improve sexual pleasure (your "compare chart says it doesn't but the information about it says it does. My husband tells me he is very impressed! I feel much more confident about my bladder control. Sometimes I can run without a problem, and can completely stop myself if I have an urge because of the sound of a running tap! I do however feel I have some more exercises to do and more improvement to make."
I truly hope this client success story will be helpful to anyone working to overcome incontinence.
Brad Porter, RN, BS
About The Author
Bradley Porter, RN, BS is a RN in the state of Nevada working in an acute rehabilitation setting since 2005.