Pelvic Floor Exercise

The first of its kind in helping to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles

Get to Know Your Pelvic Floor

Does unexpected jumping, laughing, or sneezing fill you with anxiety?  You are not alone.  Today, 50% of women between 20 and 50 years of age experience bladder leakage during physical exertion.  A little known fact is that while women are most commonly associated with pelvic floor weakness, men can be just as susceptible.  In fact, according to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, up to 13% of men suffer from urinary incontiennce, which can be caused by weak pelvic floor muscles.  

How do pelvic floor problems occur?

  • Sedentary lifestyle
  • Insufficient physical exercise
  • Prostate, bladder, or bowel surgery
  • Pregnancy and childbirth
  • Heavy lifting or straining

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The Kieser A5 Pelvic Floor machine is specifically designed to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles.  You need only to wear your standard training clothes to use this piece of equipment. It is unobtrusive, non invasive and designed to be used on our strength training floor like all other equipment. For many of our clients, this is the final piece of the puzzle in the construction of a comprehensive, full body strength program.

Benefits of strengthening your pelvic floor include:

  • The pelvic floor helps to stabilises the torso. The pelvic floor muscles work in synergy with the abdominal muscles, the deep gluteal muscles, the thigh muscles and the back muscles.
  • A strong pelvic floor ensures continence. In addition it provides reliable support to the floor of the abdominal cavity in stress situations such as laughing, sneezing, coughing or physical exertion.
  • Training the pelvic floor muscles makes them stronger and improves their structure and mass. It reduces the risk of a prolapse and by retaining the pelvic organs in the correct anatomical position it improves function.

Female specific benefits:

  • Pregnancy and childbirth increase the stress on the pelvic floor muscles. Strength training before and after pregnancy improves muscle structure

Male specific benefits:

  • Pelvic floor training after prostate surgery improves control over the urethral sphincter muscle.
  • Healthy pelvic floor muscles can reduce erectile dysfunction.

Click here to hear from one of our clients how the A5 Pelvic Floor machine changed her life!

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