3 Important Facts
Pelvic floor fitness training is the first line treatment for stress urinary incontinence as well as overactive bladder.
There is an effective alternative to surgery without the side effects of medications often used to treat incontinence problems.
Pelvic floor conditioning is essential for normal bladder function but is also essential for normal sexual function, normal support of the reproductive organs, and normal bowel control.
Pfilates was created by Dr. Bruce Crawford MD, a board certified Gynecologist and pelvic floor specialist, to provide a more effective alternative to Kegel exercises. The Pfilates method is the only plyometric, scientifically derived, program of neuromuscular conditioning for the pelvic floor. Based on extensive electromyographic research Pfilates takes advantage of the ability of certain muscle groups to induce or co-recruit the pelvic floor.
The Pfilates method has helped thousands women avoid surgery for urinary incontinence.
Practiced regularly the Pfilates method provides ongoing protection against stress urinary incontinence, overactive bladder, pelvic organ prolapse, and anal incontinence. In addition Pfilates is also an outstanding lower body workout.
The Pfilates program is best utilized in a clinical setting where certified Pfilates instructors can teach proper technique. Combined with the power of the VESy Lab the Pfilates Method can be tailored precisely to each subject's needs and abilities.