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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 toners or 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 customers' 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

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
PeriCoach                                                                                         Elvie
Elvie 

If Standing in Front of Mirror                                                                                                                                                         
Pelviweights
Pelvibar
 


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
Pelvibar                                                                                          Pelvibar
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
Kegelmaster                                                                                      Pericoach
Pelvibar                                                                                             Elvie
Vaginal balls - Teneo Uno / Duo, Luna Beads
Vaginal weights or cones  - Aquaflex    
Pericoach
Elvie                                                                                                                                             


Use in standing                                                                             Use whilst moving around
Aquaflex                                                                                          Aquaflex
Luna Beads                                                                                    Luna beads
Teneo Uno / Duo                                                                           Teneo Uno / Duo
Pelvic Floor educator
Pelviweights (with any balls)
Pelvibar
Kegelmaster
Elvie


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
PeriCoach                                                                                     PeriCoach
Elvie                                                                                              Elvie                                                                                                    


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,
Peritone                                                                                     
Pelvibar                                                                                       Teneo Uno / Duo
Kegelmaster
Vaginal balls with pelviweights added      
PeriCoach
Elvie                                                                                      


Suitable for  faecal incontinence                                           Suitable for  pelvic pain (depending on cause and after health professional assessment)                
PFXA                                                                                              Peritone
Pericalm , Pelvitone, Continence ( with anal electrode)                  Pericalm, Pelvitone, Continence
                                                                                                       Therawand
                                                                                                        Vaginal Dilators
 


Suitable for use by men                                           
PFXA    
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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