Many women have improved their bladder control by using pelvic muscle exercises (also called Kegel exercises). If done correctly and consistently, these exercises can strengthen the pelvic floor muscles. The StepFree program is easy to learn. Exercises are done in 15-minute segments, twice a day. You can even go about your normal daily activities while you use these kegel weights!
The StepFree pelvic muscle toning program consists of inserting a weighted plastic cone into the vagina (just like inserting a tampon). Once in place, you squeeze your pelvic muscles to hold the vaginal weight in place. As your muscles strengthen, you will increase the weight inside the cone. That's it! This system allows you to see for yourself the progress and improvement you are making. These pelvic floor exercises are comfortable and discreet. This program is virtually mistake-proof!
The StepFree program really works! Studies have shown that pelvic floor muscle programs, such as StepFree, can improve bladder control for many women within 4-6 weeks. Vaginal weights were even featured on Dr. Oz!
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Clean after each use with soap and water.
The StepFree pelvic muscle toning program consists of five interchangeable weights (20-70 grams), one cone shaped plastic shell (less than one inch in diameter and approximately two inches in length), easy to follow patient instructions, and a compact case.
I use it to supplement my sessions with my physical therapist, to strengthen my pelvic floor.
I was having bladder control issues and my doctor suggested seeing a pelvic floor rehab specialist instead of giving me pills. She suggested these amongst other ""exercises"" which has all helped greatly and I'm very happy to find a way to help without a pill.
To insert a tampon, there is an applicator several inches long which insures correct deep placement. As these have no such feature and are very short, I find it impossible to insert them far enough back to get behind the muscle wall. Therefore it is not possible to do any kegle excersicing. I have very weak muscle tone and yet can use the very heaviest weight just as ""effectively"" as I use the lightest because they are not putting any pressure on the weakened muscle. It is very frustrating because I can see that, if they could be inserted correctly, they would probably be very helpful. I have used tampons since I was 13, so I can't believe that at this stage I ""don't know how"" to insert something into my vagina. These turn out, for me, to be of little to no use.
Withdraw string broke.
Previous product was much heavier and and it was effective. It was lost when we moved homes.