Behind the scenes
Who is behind the medical hotline?
„Train your pelvic floor. New. Simple. Effective.“
Dr. Remo Schneider
Founder and visionary
Lives near Zürich, CH
„PelviPower makes a big difference! With PelviPower you can offer your clients a faster and more effective workout.
PelviPower improves pelvic floor muscle function by not only strengthening your muscles, but also effectively improving flexibility & releasing muscle tension.“
Cleo Barrable MSc
Physiotherapist and pelvic floor specialist – Lives with her family in Vienna
“PelviPower training is an effective and safe treatment for strengthening the pelvic floor.“
Dr. med. Nicolas Peifer-Weiss
Specialist in orthopaedics – Lives with his family in Innsbruck
Mechanism and Technology behind PelviPower
The underlying technology of the PELVIPOWER™ MAGNETFELD-TRAINER is the so-called RPMS.
– The term stands for ‚Repetitive Peripheral Muscle Stimulation‘.
– Also known as ‚ Extracorporeal Magnetic Stimulation‘
A stimulation system embedded in the seat surface, formed by magnetic coils and the associated electronics, generates an effective field of repetitive and short magnetic field pulses of 200 to 500 μs duration and a magnetic flux density of up to about 2 Tesla.
The penetration depth is 5 to approx. 15 cm, depending on the selected intensity. The effective field diameter is up to 40 cm.
Since PelviPower training does not selectively train individual muscles, but influences the entire muscular system of the pelvis, hip, buttock and thigh area, all important muscles are strengthened together. It is particularly effective in strengthening those muscle groups that are most weakened by neglected activation. This significantly improves the conditions for targeted re-learning of muscle coordination.
· In simple terms, the magnetic impulses cause the muscles to tense. The impulses are generated in such a way that the corresponding muscles contract, are kept under tension for a certain time and then relax again.
· Regular exercise improves not only the muscular strength of the pelvic floor and surrounding muscles, but also the flexibility, therefore improving the overall function. In addition, the coordination of the entire musculature is significantly improved.
· The connection between the brain and the stimulated muscles is also strengthened, improving perception and control over specific muscles and muscle groups.
· There is no transfer or contact stimulation in this method. Therefore, clients can sit fully clothed on the chair and relax while their muscles are being trained.
Frequency Ranges of the PelviPower™- MFT
5 – 15 HZ GENTLE ACTIVATION
In the low frequency ranges, mainly the fast muscle fibers are addressed. This can also be seen as a gentle activation, to support relaxation and acclimatization of the muscles in the area. Also, in these low frequencies, the mode of action can be explained very clearly and easily understood, since a slight „bouncing“ is achieved.
15 – 35 HZ THE ISOMETRIC RANGE
With this frequency range, in conjunction with the intensity, the muscle tension is controlled. With the setting of around 25 Hz, maximum muscle contraction is achieved at the respective intensity and is therefore used for training muscle strength. The contraction can be controlled by the frequency range and regulated by the intensity levels.
35 – 50 HZ HYPEREMIA OR MICROMASSAGE RANGE
The higher frequencies are used mainly to stimulate blood circulation. This is very important for training, because the metabolism is usually reduced due to lack of movement. Likewise, with the high frequencies, adhesions and scarring are loosened and better supplied. This leads to the opening up of new vessels, sensitization and the loosening of light fascial adhesions.
SIMPLY EXPLAINED (for customers)
PelviPower training has a much stronger and more targeted effect on strengthening the pelvic floor than traditional pelvic floor exercises. This is because it is able to activate additional muscles and muscle groups that the client cannot consciously activate and exercise on their own. Moreover, PelviPower does not involve any conscious physical effort and is performed comfortably and fully clothed, which increases its acceptance and, consequently, its effectiveness.
DURATION OF THE TRAINING AND NUMBER OF SESSIONS
The duration of a PelviPower workout is 18-22 minutes. The best results are achieved with 10 to 20 treatments. Clients will generally be able to notice a change in their muscle strength after on average the third training. Muscles take a while to strengthen, just as they would from ’normal‘ exercise. Nobody becomes an athlete overnight. Athletic performance is the result of consistent training.
PROCESSES IN THE BODY
Eddy currents depolarise peripheral nerves, stimulating the neuromuscular junction and resulting in muscle contraction. These contractions exercise the muscles in the same way as conventional strength training. The frequency used determines the speed at which the muscles will contract and relax again. The level of intensity is selected in such a way that the treatment is definitely not unpleasant, but can be clearly felt.
The magnetic field also exercises the surrounding muscles such as those in the thighs, lower back and buttocks. This may result in aching or stiff muscles. However, over time, the body will get used to the exercise. Aching and stiff muscles are positive signs that the training is working
Clients can always state their personal preferences, such as if they would like to increase the intensity in order to see better results. However, even when a client is highly motivated, it is important to recommend a gradual , rather than sudden increase in intensity, so that the body has time to adjust and the likelihood of aching and stiff muscles is reduced
Anatomy & Function of the Pelvic Floor
Your pelvic floor is a group of muscles that form the floor of the bony pelvis. It consists of a
network of muscle fibers, layers of connective tissue and fascia and stretches between the pubic bones at the front, the coccyx (tail bone) at the back and side to side from one ischial tuberosity (sitting bone) to the other. The dense muscle network consists of three layers, two of which are internal; it is predominantly activated, but also needs to be able to loosen up and relax.
The Pelvic floor has 5 important functions in your body:
1. STABILITY : Because of their attachments to the pelvis and the hips, the pelvic floor muscles play a cruicial role in providing trunk and ‚core‘ stability and assist in the control of movement.
2. SPHINCTERIC FUNCTION : The pelvic floor muscles wrap around and control the opening of the urethra (where urine comes out) and rectum (where feaces and/ or gas comes out). Both consistent resting tone and rapid contractions of the pelvic floor are necessary for continence to prevent leakage of urine, stool, and flatulence. It must also relax to allow urination and defecation.
3. SEXUAL FUNCTION: The pelvic floor muscles are also important for sexual function in both men and women. They are responsible for achieving and sustaining an erection and are necessary for ejaculation in men. In women, proper muscle function controls arousal and orgasm.
4. ORGAN SUPPORT : The pelvic floor is responsible for supporting our pelvic organs (i.e. bladder, rectum, prostate in men, uterus in women).
5. CIRCULATION : The pelvic floor helps pump blood and lymphatic fluid back to the heart, preventing swelling or pelvic congestion.