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Choosing a Pelvic Floor Exerciser

Selecting a pelvic floor exercise device: a step by step guide. Not sure which product to choose? Follow these FIVE STEPS to help you make the right decision....

 

STEP 1:  Read about the different types of pelvic floor exercisers that are available.

STEP 2: Browse through the comparison table below to identify which exercisers offer the features you are looking for.

STEP 3: Follow the links in the table below to read detailed information about the products that appeal to you.

STEP 4:  Read our answers to customer's Frequently Asked Questions.

STEP 5: Still not sure? We suggest that you discuss your specific needs with either your doctor, women's or men's health physio  or continence nurse


Visual feedback                                                                            Readable feedback on dial, display or App
PFX2 /PFXA                                                                                   PFX2 / PFXA
Peritone /Simplex EMG                                                                 Peritone/Simplex EMG
Pelvic Floor Educator                                                                    Kegelcore                                                                                       
Elvie                                                                                               Elvie
Kegelcore                                                                                                 

If Standing in Front of Mirror                                                                                                                                                         
Pelviweights
Pelvibar

 


Adjustable resistance                                                                 Contractions against resistance
Aquaflex - can increase further with Add On Weights                Pelvic Floor Educator
Pelviweights - combined with balls                                              Pelvibar                                                                            
PFX2 / PFXA                                                                                  PFX2 / PFXA
Luna Beads                                                                                   Luna Beads
Pelvibar                                                                                         Teneo Uno and Duo
Peritone /Simplex  EMG                                                                Nova Balls                                                                                          
                                                                                                        


Can use whilst laying down or semi-reclined                             Suitable for some women with prolapse 
PFX2 / PFXA                                                                                     PFX2
Pelvic Floor Educator                                                                      Teneo Uno
Peritone, Simplex EMG                                                                    Luna Beads ( using one ball)
Pericalm , Pelvitone , Continence e-stim                                        Pericalm, Pelvitone, Continence electrical stimulation                                                                                
Pelvibar                                                                                            
Vaginal balls - Teneo Uno / Duo, Luna Beads, Nova balls
Vaginal weights or cones  - Aquaflex    
Kegelcore
Elvie                                                                                                                                             


Can use in standing                                                                      Can use whilst moving around
Aquaflex                                                                                         Aquaflex
Luna Beads                                                                                    Luna beads
Teneo Uno / Duo                                                                           Teneo Uno / Duo, Nova vaginal balls
Pelvic Floor Educator
Pelviweights (with any balls)
Pelvibar
Elvie
Kegelcore


More suitable for beginners                                                        More suitable for advanced users
Pelvic Floor Educator                                                                     Pelvibar
PFX2 / PFXA                                                                                  Teneo Uno / Duo with Pelviweights
Aquaflex                                                                                         Add-On weights for Aquaflex
Teneo Uno / Duo                                                                           Peritone, Simplex EMG
Luna Beads                                                                                    Kegelcore
Pericalm, Pelvitone, Continence electrical stimulation                Elvie
Kegelcore                                                                                      
Elvie
Peritone, Simplex EMG 
Nova vaginal balls                                                                                                                                                                                                


Needs dedicated private exercise time                          Passive strengthening, good for endurance and functional retraining but can be used actively
Pelvic Floor Educator                                                          Aquaflex / + Add-On weights
PFX2 / PFXA                                                                        Luna beads
Pericalm, Pelvitone, Continence electrical stimulation      Pericalm, Pelvitone, Continence electrical stimulation
Peritone , Simplex EMG                                                      Teneo Uno / Duo                              
Pelvibar                                                                                Nova vaginal balls      
Vaginal balls with pelviweights added      
Kegelcore
Elvie                                                                                      


Suitable for  faecal incontinence                                           Suitable for overactove bladder / urgency                
PFXA                                                                                          TENS   
Pericalm , Pelvitone, Continence ( with anal electrode)           Pericalm, Pelvitone, Continence e-stim    
                                                                                                                                                                                                       


Suitable for use by men                                                          Suitable for  pelvic pain (depending on cause and after health professional assessment)                
PFXA                                                                                              Peritone, Simplex EMG
Pericalm , Pelvitone, Continence ( with anal electrode)              Pericalm, Pelvitone, Continence, TENS
Therawand - anal  AL                                                                   Therawand V  Therawand LA
Peritone/Simplex EMG - with anal electrode                               Vaginal Dilators                        
                                                                                                       Vibrators                                                                                                                                               


Suitable for stimulating pelvic floor muscles                         Suitable for calming pelvic floor muscles and nerves

Pericalm, Continence , Pelvitone e-stim                                      TENS
Myoplus                                                                                         Pericalm, Continence , Pelvitone e-stim
                                                                                                       Myoplus
                                                                                                       Peritone, Simplex EMG


Pregnancy

It is not normally recommended to use insertable devices during pregnancy without clearance from your health professional team. Some products advertise that they can be used in a non-complicated pregnancy but please check first with your obstetrician or midwife.


Prolapse

Please note that pelvic floor weights are generally not suitable for use with a pelvic organ prolapse as the prolapsed organs may prevent the correct positioning of the weights. If your prolapse extends to the opening of the vagina please ask your treating health professional before starting the use of a pelvic floor exercise device. Read more about prolapse and pelvic floor exercises.


We DO stock products that:

  • conform to designs that research has shown to be effective
  • incorporate safe materials appropriate for intimate use
  • are, wherever possible, included on the Australian Register of Therapeutic Goods and/or relevant agencies in other countries
  • meet our criteria of quality, effectiveness and value

We DON'T stock products that:

  • we believe to have dangerous design features. Poor mouldings can result in sharp edges that hurt delicate vaginal tissue, or crude seams that create an infection risk. Non-medical plastics are not safe for vaginal use.
  • make unsubstantiated claims about their effectiveness, or promote themselves by denigrating others. We believe that evidence of effectiveness is important. Where it isn't yet available, but research is underway, we say so. We also believe that if a product is good enough, it will stand on its own strengths without needing to make comparisons that denigrate other products..
  • are  ineffective. A vaginal sensor device that doesn't adjust with increasing muscle strength will last no time at all. A so-called "kegel exerciser" that sits between the thighs requiring the user to squeeze her thighs together might help the adductor (inner thigh) muscles but will do next to nothing for the pelvic floor muscles. We don't stock useless items simply for the sake of a sale!
  • are poor value for our customers. 

The material presented here is intended as an information source only. The information is provided solely on the basis that readers will be responsible for making their own assessment of the matters presented herein and are advised to verify all relevant representations, statements and information. The information should not be considered complete and should not be used in place of the advice of a health care provider. Pelvic Floor Exercise does not accept liability to any person for the information or advice provided , or for loss or damages incurred as a result of reliance upon the material contained herein.

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