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What you should know when exercising with a pelvic floor trainer

How can a pelvic floor trainer help you?

  • Stress incontinence: Coughing, sneezing or lifting heavy weights increases the pressure in the abdomen, which leads to involuntary urination in people suffering from stress incontinence.
  • Urge incontinence: the pelvic floor muscles are too weak to control urine output specifically when there is an urge to urinate.
  • Fecal incontinence: Bowel gases or stool can escape uncontrollably. If fecal incontinence is present, urinary incontinence often occurs as well.
  • Increase in potency: The risk of erectile dysfunction or impotence can be reduced and potency can also be increased by pelvic floor training.

How does pelvic floor training with stimulation current work?

Our pelvic floor trainers work with stimulation current. By using a light current pulse, the nerves and muscles in the area of the pelvic floor are stimulated. Our vaginal probes are suitable for the treatment of incontinence after pregnancy. We recommend using a anal probe for the treatment of incontinence and erectile dysfunction, as well as to increase potency in men. You can also use electrode pads instead of the probes, here you can find the correct application. You should choose a low intensity at the beginning and increase the intensity slowly. The intensity is optimal when you feel a clear contraction of the muscles without feeling pain.

Here is what you should pay attention to when exercising with a pelvic floor trainer

While using a pelvic floor trainer, there are a few things you should be aware of to ensure optimal use:

  • Always switch off the pelvic floor trainer before inserting or removing the probe.
  • Start with a low current and increase the intensity only slowly. The pelvic floor trainers work on the principle of contraction and then relaxation of the muscles, which means that after a phase of electrical impulse delivery to contract the pelvic floor muscles, there is a rest period of a few seconds without delivery of current impulses. If the intensity of the impulse was too low for you, increase the intensity only slightly and in small steps during the contraction to get a better feel for it.
  • If you have a nickel allergy, we recommend our pelvic floor trainer sets with gold-coated probe.
  • Make sure that sufficient contact gel is applied to the probe to ensure optimal conductivity.
  • Alternate the programs regularly to avoid a familiarization effect.
  • In the beginning, make sure that the application should not last longer than 15 minutes. After a familiarization period or on the advice of your doctor, you can then increase the application duration.
  • If you use a probe, make sure to pull it out directly at the shaft after use. This will help you avoid breaking the cable.

Contraindications: When you should not use a pelvic floor trainer

There are circumstances when you should avoid using a pelvic floor trainer. Pelvic floor exercises can be an alternative. We have put together for you pelvic floor exercises for women and pelvic floor exercises for men. The contraindications are:

  • Infections in the vaginal or rectal area
  • Pacemakers
  • Immediately after childbirth (you can start pelvic floor training about 6-8 weeks after childbirth)
  • Hemorrhoids (if using an anal probe)
  • Use of an IUD for birth prevention
  • Overflow bladder
  • In case of complete denervation of the pelvic floor
  • Implants or piercings in the pelvic floor area
  • In case of a freshly operated prostate (only after it has healed)
  • In severe cases of uterus prolapse (if you are not sure, consult your doctor)

Tips for cleaning and storage after using a pelvic floor trainer

To ensure that you get the most out of your pelvic floor trainer for a long time, we recommend these tips for cleaning and storage:

  • After use, clean the probe with warm soapy water, dry it and store it in the plastic bag. The probe should not be completely submerged in water. It is sufficient to moisten a cloth with mild soapy water and clean the probe with it.
  • Remove the electrodes and stick them back on the protective foil until the next use in order to protect the adhesive surfaces from dirt.
  • The pelvic floor trainer probes are also consumable items and wear out over time. We recommend replacing them every 6 months.

Note on the separate right of return for probes:

Please note that the probe that is not in its original packaging cannot be returned. The right of withdrawal for the probe expires with the removal of the seal, as this product is not suitable for return for reasons of health protection and hygiene.

Pelvic floor training, with everything that goes with it, is a topic that is not talked about with pleasure and also not with everyone. Nevertheless, it is incredibly important. That's why you can reach our trained medical product consultants at +49 7152 - 353 911- 0 from Mon-Fri from 9 am - 5 pm, who will be happy to discreetly address your concerns.

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