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 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 customers' Frequently Asked Questions.
Please note that weights exercisers are generally not suitable for use with a pelvic organ prolapse, since the prolapsed organs may preclude the correct positioning of the weights. Read more about prolapse and pelvic floor exercises.
Visual feedback Readable feedback on dial or display
PFX2 /PFXA PFX2 / PFXA
Peritone /Simplex Peritone/Simplex
Pelvic Floor Educator PeriCoach
If Standing in Front of Mirror
Adjustable resistance Contractions against resistance
Aquaflex - using Add On Weights Pelvic Floor educator
Pelviweights - combined with balls Kegelmaster
PFX2 / PFXA PFX2 / PFXA
Luna Beads Luna Beads
Peritone /Simplex Peritone/Simplex
Use whilst laying down or semi-reclined Suitable for some women with prolapse
PFX2 / PFXA PFX2
Pelvic Floor Educator Teneo Uno
Peritone Luna Beads ( using one ball)
Pericalm , Pelvitone , Continence , InControl Pericalm, Pelvitone, Continence, InControl
Vaginal balls - Teneo Uno / Duo, Luna Beads
Vaginal weights or cones - Aquaflex
Use in standing Use whilst moving around
Luna Beads Luna beads
Teneo Uno / Duo Teneo Uno / Duo
Pelvic Floor educator
Pelviweights (with any balls)
Suitable for beginners Suitable for advanced users
Pelvic Floor Educator Pelvibar
PFX2 / PFXA Energie
Aquaflex Add-On weights for Aquaflex
Teneo Uno / Duo Teneo Uno / Duo with Pelviweights
Luna Beads Peritone
Pericalm, Pelvitone, Continence, Kegelmaster
Needs dedicated private exercise time Passive strengthening ****** But can be used actively
Pelvic Floor educator Aquaflex / + Add-On weights
PFX2 / PFXA Luna beads
Pericalm, Pelvitone, Continence Pericalm, Pelvitone, Continence,
Pelvibar Teneo Uno / Duo
Vaginal balls with pelviweights added
Suitable for faecal incontinence Suitable for pelvic pain (depending on cause and after health professional assessment)
Pericalm , Pelvitone, Continence ( with anal electrode) Pericalm, Pelvitone, Continence
Suitable for use by men
Pericalm, Pelvitone, Continence with anal electrode
Therawand - anal
Peritone/Simplex - with anal electrode
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 exercise 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.
- make no effort to seek inclusion or approval with the relevant therapeutic goods agency. If a product is manufactured to a safe standard, and is effective, why would a manufacturer not seek registration with the relevant bodies? Not doing so suggests there is something to hide.
- are simply ineffective. A vaginal sensor device that doesn't adjust with increasing muscle strength will last a woman 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. We choose not to stock some well-known and heavily marketed devices because they are poor value compared with other products.
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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