Questions and answers

What is the pelvic floor muscle?
The pelvic floor muscle is a muscle that closes the pelvis at the bottom, but has several passages: the vagina, urethra and rectum (anus).  The pelvic floor muscle runs from your pubic bone to your tailbone and between your seat bones.

How certain is a positive result?
The causes of reduced sexual pleasure, incontinence, erectile dysfunction, a
difficult birth or back problems may differ. However, the pelvic floor muscle functions in virtually all of these complaints not optimal. A well-trained pelvic floor muscle will definitely be a good support. If your pelvic floor muscle is already trained , the
training effect will obviously not be that noticeable.

For whom is the Pelvictrainer® the most suitable, for man or woman?
The Pelvictrainer® is designed so that both men and women can work out their pelvic floor muscle without intimate contact.

What are do's and don'ts?
To maintain a proper pelvic floor muscle or to gain one you should use this muscle enough in everyday life. The fact that we have become a seated and little exercised society causes that the pelvic floor is no longer used or trained sufficiently.
Also, giving birth to a first child above the age of 30, obesity and age play a major
role in the development of a weakened pelvic floor.


Is it possible that I use other muscles while I think I work out the pelvic floor muscles?
Like any other muscle the pelvic floor is also supported by other muscles, but these are not trained with the Pelvictrainer®. Also these muscles contribute only when the pelvic floor muscle is already activated to the maximum.
 
What are the success factors?
In order to get results from the pelvic floor work out you need to train daily in the beginning and frequently afterwards.  You success will be shown as a higher measured result on the screen of the Pelvictrainer®, but especially you will notice it by having better control over your pelvic floor in daily life when making love, lifting, stopping uncontrolled urine and stool loss etc.
 
How long should I train per day / week?

According to the literature it is recommended to train daily. However, real muscle strengthening and muscle growth also require phases of rest. Start with 6 days a training and then one day of rest. Train every other day at the top of the training after 6 to 8 weeks to maintain the results achieved.
 
What are the sports in which the Pelvictrainer® supports me most in prevention and strength?
Profits are in sports with high load on the pelvic floor such as power sports, high impact sports like running and dancing, but also sports where there is a load from being bent such as cycling, skating and hockey.



Is the Pelvictrainer® useful in the treatment of:

FAQ
Complaint
Back problems
Yes, because the pelvic floor muscle plays an important role in the so-called core stability.
Hip complaints
Yes, because the blood flow to the hip is improved with an improved blood flow of the pelvis.
Abdomen and diaphragm
Yes, because the pelvic floor muscle always contracts together with the transverse abdominal muscles and the diaphragm.
Posture
Yes, because only if you use all core stability muscles a good and healthy posture is possible.
Shoulder & neck
Yes, but only if the symptoms are related to a reduced stability of the spinal column in the lower back.



Which materials are used?   
The seat of the Pelvictrainer® is made from a skin-friendly plastic and the
measuring unit consists of stainless chromium steel and a silicone material that is approved for application in medical devices.
 
Where is the Pelvictrainer® made?             
The assembly and final inspection take place in Switzerland.
Its components are manufactured in Switzerland and the European Union.
 
How hygienic is the Pelvictrainer®?
The Pelvictrainer® is deliverd in a cleaned state and can be used with cloths on.
 
Are the measured values recorded?        
The setting values of the last training session are automatically saved.
The measurements from the training can be stored in a separate data file.
The measurements from the training can also be stored in a separate database (Medicalbench®).
 
Is the Pelvictrainer® suitable for use by children?        
The Pelvictrainer® is not designed for use by children. Children have a small pelvis and it's the best to motivate them to lots of movement and a good posture. Then
their pelvic floor will be sufficiently used.
 
How can I clean the Pelvictrainer®?        
Cleaning is possible with a damp cloth and a little soap.

Is there a hazard when using the Pelvictrainer® without reading
the instructions?

There is no hazard, but it might not bring the desired result.
My specialist might be sceptical about training the pelvic floor using the Pelvictrainer®?
The influence of the pelvic floor on the physical well-being and functioning is undisputed, but to understand how the Pelvictrainer® functions medical knowledge is necessary. Urologists, gynecologists but also your general practitioner certainly possess this knowledge.
Try the Pelvictrainer® and feel how your pelvic floor muscles respond!
 
Is the Pelvictrainer® not very expensive?
Complaints related to the pelvic floor always cost money. To always wear a sanitary towel or use erectile stimulants or drugs is eventually far more expensive.  The Pelvictrainer® consists of high quality materials which ensure reliable operation. So you definitely get value for money.
 
Should I keep training as my pelvic floor training is completed successfully?
Like any muscle that is used too little, you need to keep training to avoid weakening of the pelvic floor again. However, there are also exercises that you can do additionally –while being on the road, in the train or at the office– to keep its strength.
 
I am healthy and fit, why should I work out my pelvic floor?
How much leeway you have on your health is difficult to assess when you experience no complaints.  It's better to be safe than sorry.
 
Is it a problem when I do not work out due to a vacation or illness?
Not excercising for a while is not directly harmful to the result  Because you learned how to better use your pelvic floor muscle it will not weaken as much as before. You can keep a large part of its strength by using the pelvic floor muscle regularly at any occasion. First tension your pelvic floor muscle when you lift something heavy or need to cough.