Two sensors, constructed from flexible, solid silicone, an expensive, skin-friendly material, are supplied with the PX-IQ. Some remnant moulding material may appear on the inside of some sensors, and this should be considered normal.
German midwives report that they have found the two sensor sizes particularly useful, since the medium sensor fits most women before pregnancy and the large sensor is better suited to postpartum exercising at least until the vulva naturally contracts again.
A survey of previous female customers of the manufacturer found that 5% of women prefer the size 1 sensor, for 80% of women the size 2 sensor was comfortablewhilst 15% found size 3 sensor to be the most comfortable However almost all postpartum women ( 3 weeks - 3 months postpartum) found the size 4 more comfortable. Currently our PX_IQ is supplied with a size 2 and 3. We will shortly have sizes 1 and 4 available for separate purchase.
The insertable length of the sensors is 60cm. Whilst this is a suitable length for the anatomy of the majority of women, a minority of women may find the shaft of the sensor a little short and may find that they need to hold the base of the sensor lightly in place with their fingers in place in order to maintain muscle contact.
The PX-IQ (under its old name, Pelvexiser) is a bestseller in many European countries. It was developed by an Austrian female physician, Dr. Ilse Michl, for women with incontinence and has a number of excellent features that make it an outstanding value buy:
- the sensor can be adjusted via a manual pump to fit the individual resistance needs of each woman.
- the sensor is designed to isolate the correct muscles within the pelvic floor and is made of soft solid silicone
- the one button pressure release function allows you to adjust the pressure in the sensor with one hand.
- adjustable resistance levels - the manual pump allows progressive muscle build-up by increasing the resistance in the sensor.
- easy to clean and sterilize: the silicone part should be cleaned regularly - it detaches from the sensor and can easily be sterilized (even in a dishwasher)
The PX-IQ provides clear feedback as you exercise, giving you:
The PX-IQ is a sturdy well-made product, constructed to clinical-quality standards, and is accompanied by clear instructions on use.
Insertion of the sensor is sometimes made easier by the use of a very small amount of water-based lubricant - but be careful not to use too much. We stock Sylk Natural Personal Lubricant as the best product for this purpose. If you do choose to use a lubricant, you must ensure that you wash the sensor immediately after use to remove all traces of lubricant, then dry the sensor before storage.
The PX-IQ is included on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods (as well as having FDA approval in the US and TUEV approval in the European Community), and, as a designated medical device for the treatment of incontinence, is GST free.
Read our information sheet about using a perineometer like the PX-IQ (PDF).