What is Periform?


What is a Periform?

The Periform is designed to make using Neen products as easy and effective as possible. It’s a device that you insert into your vagina and then attach to one of Neen’s machines. It was developed with the help of a Women’s Health Physiotherapist so you can be sure it is going to help you. It has been designed to make insertion comfortable and effortless. It is made of plastic (so no cold shocks!) and it has two small metal areas that contact perfectly with your pelvic floor muscles. This means that when you use the Peritone or Pericalm, the Periform ensures that it is targeting the right area.

Using the Periform with Pericalm.

To insert the Periform, you should first wash and dry your hands as well as the probe. You then need to put a little bit of lubricating gel (like KY) onto the tip and also onto the metal areas at the side. This makes sure that the stimulation the Pericalm provides is as good as it can be.

When you insert the Periform, make sure the metal parts are facing to the sides not the top and bottom. Then simply pop it in until only the white handle is showing outside your vagina.

When you first put it in, you might feel a little bit of resistance but then it should just slip in and sit comfortably inside your vagina. If you find it difficult to insert, try taking some deep breaths and make sure that you are completely relaxed. If you are tense then your vagina will tighten. Try putting it in on a breath out.

You can then connect your Periform cables to your Pericalm – making sure that the machine is switched off before you do this.

Once you’ve finished using your Pericalm, simply hold onto the white handle and gently pull the Periform out. Again, you might feel a little resistance to begin with but then it should just pop out. Always wash your Periform in warm soapy water, rinse and dry it thoroughly.

How do I know it is working?

The Periform also comes with a little stick that you can attach onto the outside of the Periform. While the Periform is inside you, the stick remains outside your body so you can still see it. When the stick moves down, you know that your pelvic floor muscles are working properly. You can use the Periform and stick as a guide when the Pericalm has strengthened your muscles enough for you to do your exercises on your own.

 

By Alison Bourne MA (Cantab) BSc MCSP ACPWH

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