General information about pelvic floor training
Why is the musculature of the pelvic floor important?
One of the most important functions of the pelvic floor muscles is
- supporting the pelvic organs (rectum, bladder, uterus, ovary, vagina, prostate)
- the support of the sphincter muscle
- to strengthen the body muscles during a load
You can find more about the functions of the pelvic floor in our pelvic floor training guide.
Can you treat incontinence using stimulation current devices?
Yes, stimulation current devices can be used to strengthen the muscles needed for urination or defecation, thus ensuring a healthy pelvic floor. For more information, please see our pelvic floor training guide.
Where should the electrodes be placed to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles?
Place the electrodes above the pubic area and above the buttocks. We recommend the 4x4 cm electrode. Read more about electrode placement for pelvic floor training.
Who should do pelvic floor exercises?
Pelvic floor exercises are useful for everyone. It does not matter whether you are old or young. Gender is also not important, as untrained pelvic floor muscles can have different consequences for men and women. Read more about this in our pelvic floor training guide.
How do men notice that their pelvic floor is weakened?
The first symptoms include pelvic pain, weakness in potency and a frequent urge to urinate.
Pelvic Floor Exercises
What exercises for strengthening the pelvic floor are available for women?
Some of the most effective pelvic floor exercises for women are
- The pelvic lifting
- The four-footed exercise
- The knee stand
- The side lifter
- The Stool Dance
- Discreet cone exercise
An overview and instructions for each exercise can be found in the pelvic floor exercises for women on our pelvic floor guide.
What exercises for strengthening the pelvic floor are available for men?
The most effective pelvic floor exercises for men include
- The Ball Press
- The pelvic tilt
- the four-footed stand
- The pelvic lifting
- The candle
- The bridge
- Cone exercises for a more lively love life
An overview and instructions for each exercise can be found in the pelvic floor exercises for men on our pelvic floor guide.
How long should you do the pelvic floor exercises?
Because the pelvic floor consists of many different muscles, the training is no different from conventional muscle training. It is therefore important to strengthen the pelvic floor continuously. Find out more about pelvic floor exercises for men and women.
Do you need to combine breathing with pelvic floor exercises?
Breathing plays an important role in the performance of the pelvic floor exercises. By breathing out at the right time, there is no pressure from the diaphragm to the pelvic floor. It is therefore easier to tense the pelvic floor when exhaling. Read more about pelvic floor exercises for women and men.