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vaginal exercise cones or vaginal weights for pelvic floor strengthening

Vaginal Exercise Cones for Stress Urinary Continence

Strengthen your Pelvic Floor with Vaginal Weights

When you hit the gym to do weights it’s unlikely that your regimen includes strengthening your vagina, but if you suffer from stress urinary incontinence, maybe weights are what’s needed.  LadySystem is a vaginal cone product that comes with 5 different weights developed to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles.  To use the system, you select a cone and insert it like a tampon.  When you’ve found a weight that requires a little effort to hold in place, you begin your training.

According to the LadySystem website, women spend an average of $44 per month managing stress incontinence without resolving the issue.  Their system aims to ‘re-educate’ your pelvic floor so that it reliably goes into action to prevent stress urinary incontinence leaks.  Their goal is that the system will help rapidly strengthen the pelvic floor, on average within 6 weeks to 3 months.

Have you tried LadySystem?  Let us know how it works for you!

Strengthening your Pelvic Floor – Kegel Exercises

kegel exercises for strengthening pelvic floor

Weakened pelvic floor muscles are one of the key causes of Stress Urinary Incontinence.  The pelvic floor works like a hammock to support organs including the bladder, colon, and uterus.  If the pelvic floor is weak, urine can leak. The … read more

Young and Active? You’re not Immune to SUI

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Pre-kids, my assumption about urinary control issues was that it was limited to the very young and the very elderly.  After the kids came, I started experiencing stress urinary incontinence and blamed vaginal labour and delivery.  While childbirth is certainly … read more

Yoga For Stress Urinary Incontinence

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If you practice yoga regularly or have tried it in the past, you have probably found that it’s a great way to find focus and relaxation along with the physical rewards of strength and flexibility.  Yoga is often used as … read more

Core Training for Continence Recovery

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Birth trauma, high-impact activities, hormone fluctuations as we age – any or all of these can lead to weakened pelvic floor causing stress urinary incontinence.  A program called Coretiques, created by physiotherapist Cheryl Leia aims to retrain the deep core … read more

Pelvic Floor Resilience

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When you think about strengthening your pelvic floor, you may immediately think “kegels”, but really the pelvic floor is more than a single isolated muscle.  The muscles, ligaments, connective tissue and tendons that support the pelvic organs and control the … read more

At the Urinary Gynecologist – True Confessions

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For years, I’d casually mention stress incontinence as a concern during my annual physical exams, usually at the end of the exam when the doctor asks “any questions or health concerns?”.  In general the response was something like ‘oh, yeah, … read more

Tens Pelvic Floor Exerciser

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TENS (Transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) machines are devices that emit low voltage current to stimulate nerves.  They’re often used as a means of providing pain relief (in sore muscles or tension headaches, for example) and yes, there are TENS machines … read more

Pericoach Pelvic Floor Training

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The PeriCoach is a pelvic floor training device by Australian company Analytica.  It combines a pelvic floor training sensor that you insert and squeeze against, along with an app to guide your training and track your progress. Your results can … read more

Incontinence Recovery – There’s an App for That

Free App for Pelvic Floor Recovery - Pelvic Floor First

Having troubles knowing where to start when it comes to stress incontinence recovery?  There’s an app for that!  The Continence Foundation of Australia’s ‘Pelvic Floor First’ app is available to download through the Apple app store or from Google Play.  … read more