Kegel8 Pelvic Floor Exercise Wedge Cushion
- The Kegel8 Pelvic Floor Exercise Wedge cushion improves the effectiveness of kegel exercises, and stress incontinence as a result
- Improve your posture, align your spine, improve circulation and relieve back pain
- Use on any chair to put yourself in the ideal position for doing your kegel exercises either manually or with an electronic pelvic toner
- Use daily to improve your posture for stronger pelvic floor muscles
- Includes a removable, washable cover with carry strap
Clinically proven to improve your pelvic floor exercise results
Why should I sit when I exercise my pelvic floor muscles?
For the absolute best results from your pelvic floor exercises it is clinically proven that you should be sitting, with perfect posture. Being seated helps to isolate the pelvic floor muscles so that when you contract, only the pelvic floor muscles are engaged and not the surrounding muscle groups such as glutes, thighs and abdominals.
Instead of sitting on a flat surface, the Kegel8 Pelvic Floor Exercise Wedge Cushion also assists gravity in aligning the spine, positioning the internal organs and normalising circulation in the lower pelvis. As a result, using it can improve the effectiveness of the Kegel8 Pelvic Floor Exercise Programme, and prevent back pain and coccyx pain.
Did you know...
50% of women don't know how to produce an effective pelvic floor contraction. Common mistakes include:
- pushing down instead of pulling up (this can actually do more damage!)
- holding your breath
- engaging the incorrect muscle group, making the exercise a waste of your time
Why is posture so important?
A study by the Australian Journal of Physiotherapy found that the most effective sitting position for kegel exercises is to sit upright with the correct spine alignment i.e. good posture. As participants slouched, it became more difficult for them to activate their pelvic floor muscles and their exercises became less effective.
Good posture is not only important when doing your pelvic floor exercises; poor posture overall puts pressure on your core muscles, including your pelvic floor muscles, weakening them and increasing your chances of suffering from incontinence and even a prolapse. Adopting the correct posture throughout day-to-day activity promotes deep, abdominal muscle activity which then helps to support your pelvic organs and helps promote bladder control.
Good posture can benefit you in many other ways as well. A recent survey found that up to 90% of people suffer from posture related aches and pains. It also found positive posture can increase your energy levels and even reduce stress. Standing and sitting with your shoulders back and chin up can make you look and feel more confident; and if your conscious of a pot-belly, the chances are this is down to poor posture too as slouching can even make you look a couple of pounds heavier than you actually are!
Did you know...
Posture is the number 1 reason for doctors visits and missed work-days after the common cold.
The Kegel8 solution
The Kegel8 Pelvic Floor Exercise Wedge Cushion has been designed with your overall pelvic health in mind.
It has a coccyx cut-out which helps guide your buttocks into the best position for positive posture; with the base of your spine over the cut-out to avoid any pressure on the spine. But that’s not all, the added feature of the coccyx cut-out enables you to sit with a Kegel8 Probe inserted, giving the wires an exit route, keeping them comfortably out of the way.
Use with the Kegel8 Glide Gold Vaginal Probe
The Kegel8 Glide Gold Vaginal Probe is ideal to use with the Kegel8 Pelvic Floor Exercise Cushion. With no protruding stem, as found on other probes, you can comfortably sit with the Glide Probe inserted.
The 8° wedge or the 11° wedge, which one is right for you?
It’s very rare that one size fits all with most things in life and the Kegel8 Pelvic Floor Exercise Wedge Cushion is no different in that sense.
The angle of your legs to the floor is just as important as the alignment of your back. That’s why we offer 2 sizes of varying depths; the 11° wedge is best for those weighing over 15 stone (95kg). The 8° wedge is more suitable for those under this weight.
What is the cushion made from?
The outer cover of the Kegel8 Pelvic Floor Exercise Wedge Cushion is machine washable at 30 degrees. The inner foam is both supportive and comfortable. The cushion can be placed on any chair or seat and comes with a detachable strap which can be secured to a chair if the extra stability is needed - perfect for use in the car. The cover also incorporates a small handy carry strap if you are taking your posture cushion around with you. With no Kegel8 branding, you can take the Kegel8 Pelvic Floor Exercise Wedge Cushion with you anywhere without anyone learning too much about your pelvic floor exercise habits. Use it as often as possible – in the car, at the office, on the train.
|Recommended For||Pelvic exercise wedge cushion and coccyx pain cushion for improved circulation, posture and more effective pelvic floor exercise, and prevent back pain.|
|Can be used with||Kegel8 pelvic floor exercise machines to boost results. Use daily for improved pelvic circulation and posture to avoid back pain and coccyx pain.|
|Included Contents||They are covered with an attractive velour zipped cover and come complete with carrying handle. Also included is an adjustable strap for fixing your wedge in place.|
|Size||8° Degree Wedge: 36CM X 36CM X 8CM (14" X 14" X 3") - 11° Degree Wedge: 36CM X 36CM X 9.5CM (14" X 14" X 3¾")|