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Kegel8 Ultra 20 Quick Start Guide

Your Kegel8 Ultra 20 Electronic Pelvic Toner is a CE approved, Class IIa medical device. It's programmes are clinically proven, and over time, can help you take control and get strong and healthy from the inside out.

We know most women are desperate to see signs of improvement, but please follow this guide carefully. To get the best results it is important that the programme plan is followed. If you are using a vaginal probe, do not skip the P01 Sensitivity Test.

  1. Getting Started With the Kegel8 Ultra 20 Electronic Pelvic Toner
  2. Getting Started With the Kegel8 Glide Gold Vaginal Probe
  3. Sensitivity Testing
  4. Getting Started With the Skin Electrode Pads
  5. What Programmes Do You Recommend For...?
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Getting Started With the Kegel8 Ultra 20 Electronic Pelvic Toner



Important update to the video: Please note, the vaginal probe should only be inserted approximately 2 inches into your vagina. Ensure the base and wires remain outside of your body during use. If you have a prolapse, it is often easier to insert the probe when you are lying on your back with a pillow under your bum or lower back. In this position the prolapse will not be putting pressure on the probe and it is therefore easier to insert. To learn more about using a vaginal probe, watch the video Getting Started With the Kegel8 Glide Gold Vaginal Probe.

  1. Insert the 9 Volt battery - Remove the back cover of the Kegel8® Ultra 20. Take one the 9-volt battery (one has been included with your device), and remove the black battery cap. Insert the battery into the device and replace the back cover
  2. Prepare Your Probe - Wash your probe in warm, soapy water. Then rinse and dry thoroughly. Alternatively, you could clean your probe with a gentle antibacterial cleanser like our own Kegel8® Klean Cleaning Spray.
  3. Connect the Probe to the Kegel8® Ultra 20 Device - Insert the lead wire into Channel A at the top left of the Kegel8® Ultra 20 device and connect your probe to the lead wire connectors. Turn On Your Kegel8® Ultra 20 - Press the on/off button once to turn on your device.
  4. Insert Your Kegel8® Vaginal Probe- Apply a small amount of water-based lubricant, such as Kegel8 KE GEL Kegel Exercise Lubricant, on the metal parts of the probe. Insert the probe into your vagina, with the metal sides facing “hip-to-hip”. Avoid placing the probe too deeply, the tip should be inserted no further than 2 inches (5.5 cm) into your vagina. Watch the quick video below for more information on using the Kegel8 Glide Gold Vaginal Probe.
  5. Select a Programme - Choose an exercise programme by pressing the PRG button until the screen shows the programme you wish to use. If it's your first time using the Kegel8 Ultra 20, select P01 Sensitivity Test.
  6. Press the A+ button on the left hand side to start your programme and increase the current intensity (displayed as mA = milliamps). If the sensation is too strong, you can decrease it by pushing the A- button. The amount of current needed to stimulate pelvic floor muscles varies from person to person. Starting from 0 mAs, you should increase the mA power to a level where you can feel the effects of the electrical pulse without it causing any discomfort. You should feel the machine giving your muscles a strong pull, but not so that it is uncomfortable. The machine will switch off when the programme is complete.

Getting Started With the Kegel8 Glide Gold Vaginal Probe



Sensitivity Testing

P01 Sensation Test - Use this programme to test that you can feel the current safely. Use the + button on the same side as you are plugged in to the machine to turn up the current (measured in mA). If you can feel a sensation (usually a warm tickling) from the internal probe below 50mA progress to the second sensation test P02. If you cannot feel a tickling sensation below 50mA it can be a sign of nerve damage or difficulty conducting messages. This is quite common after childbirth or surgery. Use P01 as your treatment programme to help the nerves recover, at 50mA (or less), once a day for 4 weeks before progressing onto P02. If you cannot feel sensation returning after 1 month of use please consult a medical professional for advice.

P02 - Sensation Test 2 - This second test introduces new frequencies. If you can feel a sensation from the internal probe below 50mA, progress to one of the Kegel8 treatment programmes (P03-P20).If you cannot feel a sensation below 50mA it can be a sign of nerve damage. Use P02 at 50mA once a day for a further 4 weeks. If you do not feel sensation returning contact your doctor or physiotherapist for advice

Getting Started With the Skin Electrode Pads

The electrode pads that came with your device can be used for a variety of kegel8® Ultra 20 programmes. When using 2 pads (alone or with an internal electrode), simply connect a lead wire to a pair of electrode pads and insert the other end of the lead wire into Channel B at the top right of your device. Use Channel B controls to change the intensity of the current through the pads. If you are using skin electrodes you will not need to turn up the current very far to feel a sensation. When using 4 pads, use 2 lead wires, with one in Channel A and one in Channel B. Use the corresponding controls to turn up the intensity of the current through each pair of pads individually. They do not have to be the same intensity.

If you wish to use the skin electrode pads that come with your Kegel8 Ultra 20 Electronic Pelvic Toner, you do not need to run the P01 Sensitivity Test. The electrode pads work by conducting electrical pulses from the toner, stimulating the muscles and nerve fibres that reach into your pelvic area.

To stimulate the tibial nerve, place your electrode pads on the inside of one of your ankles and insert the lead wire into channel B at the top right of the Kegel8 Ultra 20 Electronic Pelvic Toner. To stimulate the sacral nerve, place your electrode pads on your lower back. Watch the videos below for more information.





Take care when increasing the power to your electrode pads as your skin is sensitive. We recommend that you do not increase the power above 15mA, as a power higher than this could cause physical harm (skin burns). Power greater than 15mA could also cause damage to your electrode pads.

If you wish to use a vaginal probe and skin electrode pads at the same time, please be aware that channel A, with the vaginal probe connected, will need a much higher amount of power (usually 30mA or more).

What Programmes Do You Recommend For...?

More Effective Pelvic Floor Exercise

Follow the easy exercise plan to get results in 12 weeks!

Specialist pelvic floor and women’s health physiotherapist, Amanda Savage, has created an easy exercise plan to get results in just 12 weeks! This Kegel8 Ultra 20 condition guide has been developed to ensure more effective pelvic floor exercise, whether training with or without the device. Indeed, it encourages the user to practise contracting their muscles along with the machine to prepare for ‘real life’ scenarios where they don’t have access to the machine. In addition, the skills learned when using the device can improve independent pelvic floor exercises by helping the brain to correctly identify the location of the pelvic floor muscles, as well as improving the user’s ability to ‘hold’ a contraction. The unique combination of programmes has been carefully selected by Amanda Savage to ensure optimum treatment for and protection against a variety of different issues, including bladder weakness, stress incontinence, prolapse, loss of bowel control, lack of intimate sensation and more. In addition, it has been shown to calm the nerves responsible for a sensitive bladder. View the More Effective Pelvic Exercise Condition Guide now.

Vaginal Looseness & Lack Of Sensation

Follow the easy exercise plan to get results in 12 weeks!

Specialist pelvic floor and women’s health physiotherapist, Amanda Savage, has created an easy exercise plan to get results in just 12 weeks! This Kegel8 Ultra 20 condition guide has been developed using the optimum combination of programmes to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles that support the vagina for increased intimate sensation. The routine alternates between settings, first using a programme to make the muscle fibres repeatedly contract and release, which encourages the muscle fibres to grow. On another setting the muscles don’t contract but the stimulation triggers nerve activity and increased blood flow - this is a good time to relax and “tune in” to the sensations received the vagina area and become more body aware again. The programme will strengthen, tighten and tone the muscles, as well as increase blood flow for increased vaginal sensation so that you can get back that spark with your partner. View the Vaginal Looseness & Lack of Sensation Condition Guide now.

Stress Incontinence & Bladder Weakness

Follow the easy exercise plan to get results in 12 weeks!

Amanda Savage, a specialist pelvic floor and women’s health physiotherapist, has created an easy exercise plan to get results in just 12 weeks, with the help of your Kegl8 Ultra 20. This condition guide has been specifically developed using a unique combination of programmes to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles and enable them to provide optimum support to the neck of the bladder, thus preventing any leakages. In addition, it has been shown to calm the ‘overactive’ nerves responsible for a sensitive bladder. By encouraging the user to practise joining in with the contractions, this simple exercise plan also prepares them for ‘real life’ scenarios where they don’t have access to the machine. View the Bladder Weakness & Stress Incontinence Condition Guide now.

Urge and Frequency Incontinence, and Mixed Incontinence

Follow the easy exercise plan to get results in 12 weeks!

Our resident pelvic floor expert and women’s health physiotherapist, Amanda Savage, has created an easy exercise plan to get results in just 12 weeks, with the help of your Kegl8 Ultra 20. This highly effective condition guide has been specifically developed using a unique combination of programmes to prevent and alleviate the associated symptoms of all types of bladder weakness by strengthening the pelvic floor muscles and enabling them to provide optimum support to the neck of the bladder, thereby reducing/preventing any leakages. In addition, it has been shown to calm the those ‘jangly’ nerves that are responsible for bladder sensitivity, which can cause urge and frequency incontinence. By encouraging the user to practise joining in with the contractions, this simple exercise plan also prepares them for ‘real life’ scenarios where they don’t have access to the machine. View the Bladder Weakness & Stress Incontinence Condition Guide now.

Uncontrollable Gas/Wind & Lack of Bowel Control

Follow the easy exercise plan to get results in 12 weeks!

Our resident pelvic floor expert and highly qualified/experienced women’s health physiotherapist, Amanda Savage, has created an easy exercise plan to get results in just 12 weeks, with the help of your Kegel8 Ultra 20. Expertly developed using the optimum combination of programmes, this condition guide has been proven to improve bowel control and reduce excess gas/wind by strengthening the muscles responsible for supporting the bowel. In addition, it not only ensures the efficacy of pelvic floor exercise when using the Kegel8 Ultra 20, it actively encourages the user to practise contracting their muscles alongside the machine, instructing them to focus on the back area (as if stopping wind) at the appropriate times, preparing them for ‘real life’ scenarios. View the Uncontrollable Gas/Wind & Bowel Control Condition Guide now.

Menopause, Perimenopause & Post Menopause

Follow the easy exercise plan to get results in 12 weeks!

Highly qualified/experienced women’s health physiotherapist and pelvic floor expert, Amanda Savage, has created an easy exercise plan to get results in just 12 weeks, with the help of your Kegel8 Ultra 20. Expertly developed to ensure tailored treatment for you specific condition, this easy exercise plan has been created to alleviate the associated symptoms of the menopause. The unique combination of programmes has been shown to reduce bladder weakness by improving closure of the bladder tube to prevent leakage, calm the nerves responsible for a sensitive bladder, improve sexual sensation by increasing blood flow to the vaginal tissues and improve the support shelf for the organs for those that have suffered pelvic organ prolapse or are experiencing a ‘dragging’/heavy sensation in this region. View the Menopause, Perimenopause & Post Menopause Condition Guide now.

Post Natal Incontinence & Postpartum Recovery

Follow the easy exercise plan to get results in 12 weeks!

Our resident specialist pelvic floor and women’s health physiotherapist, Amanda Savage, has created an easy exercise plan that promises results in just 12 weeks! This Kegel8 Ultra 20 condition guide for postpartum recovery has been specifically created using the optimum combination of programmes to re-build the strength and endurance of the muscles to ensure optimum bladder and bowel control following pregnancy and labour. It also calms the nerves responsible for bladder sensitivity and builds strength and tone in the pelvic floor, so the organs are better supported to prevent prolapse and stop symptoms from worsening over time. The plan encourages new mothers to take things slowly and has been expertly developed for optimum results. Please Note: in the first 12 weeks after your baby is born, you’re encouraged to do independent pelvic but, after 12 weeks have passed, an electronic pelvic floor toner is safe to use and will ensure more effective pelvic floor exercise. View the Postpartum Recovery Control Condition Guide now.

Pain Relief

Follow the easy exercise plans created by Amanda Savage!

Specialist pelvic floor and women’s health physiotherapist, Amanda Savage, has created tailored treatment options for pelvic pain, specifically those suffering with tightness and endometriosis, using your Kegel8 Ultra 20. This condition guide utilises a unique combination of programmes and is segmented into 3 areas: relaxation, pain relief and awareness. The aim is to relax the muscles and bring more blood flow to the area, then target the pain relief, and finally enable the user to find and feel their pelvic floor muscles. The first two sections specify the programmes that should be used, and the final section details an 8-week exercise plan. Developed to improve strength and tone in the muscles so that they can support the bladder and bowel without experiencing pain, discomfort or tiring easily, it also encourages the muscles to relax. It is also shown to increase awareness of both contracting and relaxing the pelvic floor muscles and activate helpful chemical reactions in the brain to reduce pain. View the Pelvic Pain Condition Guide now.

Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Follow the easy exercise plan to get results in 12 weeks!

Pelvic floor specialist and women’s health physiotherapist, Amanda Savage, has created an easy exercise plan to get results in just 12 weeks! Indeed, this Kegel8 Ultra 20 condition guide has been specifically developed using a unique combination of programmes to prevent, treat, and alleviate the associated symptoms of pelvic organ prolapse. Building muscle and tone, it will create a thicker support shelf for the organs to rest on, which essentially holds them up and keeps them in place. In addition, this simple exercise regime improves endurance and ensures the muscles do not tire as easily, so that they always provide optimum support, even during strenuous activities. This increased strength and endurance also aids bladder and bowel control and calms the nerves for reduced bladder sensitivity. View the Pelvic Organ Prolapse Condition Guide now.

Rehabilitation After Hysterectomy/Gynaecological Surgery

Follow the easy exercise plan to get results in 12 weeks!

Specialist pelvic floor and women’s health physiotherapist, Amanda Savage, has created an easy exercise plan to aid pelvic floor rehabilitation after gynaecological surgery and it promises results in just 12 weeks! This Kegel8 Ultra 20 condition guide utilises a unique combination of programmes to help the healing process by improving blood circulation to the area, reducing swelling, and strengthening your muscles so they can support you. Following this, it increases endurance once again, which is needed for optimum bladder and bowel control. This plan will also improve the muscle tone needed to support our organs and prevent pelvic organ prolapse. Please Note: you should only perform independent pelvic floor exercises in the first 12 weeks following surgery, but after that time it is safe to use an electronic pelvic floor toner, which will ensure more effective exercise. View the Rehabilitation After Gynaecological Surgery Condition Guide now.

Using Kegel8 Electrode Pads

If you can't, or don't want to use a vaginal probe there are a number of programmes that you can do when you are using the Kegel8 Ultra 20 Electronic Pelvic Toner with electrode pads.

  • P08 (SENS) - Pelvic Floor Sensitivity. Use 4 back electrodes
  • P09 (OAB) - OAB Overactive Bladder. Use vaginal probe & ankle electrodes
  • P12 (MIXD) - Mixed Incontinence: Urge/Frequency/Stress. Use 4 back electrodes
  • P13 (FTRN) - Improvement of local blood circulation. Use 4 back electrodes
  • P17 (BOW2) - Moderate Bowel (Faecal) Incontinence. Use 2 front electrodes
  • P18 (PAIN) - Electrode Pads Chronic Back Pain Relief. Use 4 back electrodes


Who shouldn't use the Kegel8 Ultra 20 Electronic Pelvic Toner?

  • Pregnant women* - Once you've given birth to your little bundle of joy you'll need the help of the Kegel8 Ultra 20 Electronic Pelvic Toner more than ever. But remember to wait until after your 6 week check-up.
  • Pacemaker* - It may be possible to use the Kegel8 Ultra 20 Electronic Pelvic Toner with your specific pacemarker, but please check with your healthcare provider.
  • If you have a form of pelvic cancer* - Why not try the Kegel8 Biofeedback Pelvic Trainer instead? It will help you to build up your strength and tone, but without the use of neuromuscular stimulation.

*Unless advised to do so and under medical supervision

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Last updated: 16/05/2019

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