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Small muscle, big impact: the pelvic floor is neither visible nor detectable – and yet around six million people in Germany alone have problems with it. Tensing, relaxing and retaining are the main tasks of the pelvic floor. If it is weakened or damaged, this can have serious consequences such as urinary incontinence. EMS training at Körperformen is ideal for strengthening the pelvic floor and preventing incontinence: electrical muscle stimulation targets the muscles around the pelvic floor, strengthens them and improves blood circulation.

Bonn, 12 September 2019 | Whether following a pregnancy, operation or injury: the causes of urinary incontinence are many and varied – and usually a taboo subject for those affected. A weak pelvic floor makes the problem worse: after all, its muscles and ligaments form the lower border of the pelvis between the pubic bone, ischial tuberosities and coccyx, protecting the bladder sphincter. EMS training at Körperformen can help exercise the muscles around the pelvic floor and prevent or eliminate incontinence – all it takes is 20 minutes of training per week.

Studies show that EMS training can help with incontinence

Current studies show that full-body EMS training achieves very good results in 75 percent of those affected. “During EMS training with electrical impulses, the pelvic floor is indirectly strengthened by stimulating the surrounding adductors and nerves,” explains Professor Wolfgang Kemmler from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. For fast results, the intensity of EMS training should be high enough, especially in the region of the leg and buttock electrodes and on the abdomen and lower back. Regulated breathing can support this, as can the targeted tensing of the abdominal muscles.

Ideal following pregnancy: strengthen your pelvic floor with EMS training

Especially after childbirth, EMS training offers an attractive alternative to conventional post-partum exercises: under the guidance of specially trained Körperformen trainers, the often weakened pelvic floor can be strengthened quickly and efficiently to prevent incontinence. “EMS training is an effective yet particularly gentle method for exercising the pelvic floor. That is why it is ideal for post-partum exercising,” says Sammy Pesenti, Managing Director of Körperformen.

Not just for women: men should also exercise their pelvic floor muscles

It’s not just women who have problems with this small, unimposing muscle: men also often struggle with a weakened pelvic floor, especially as they get older. This can result in incontinence, impotence and pain. “That’s why men should also pay attention to targeting the pelvic floor during EMS training,” advises Körperformen co-owner Marcel Kentenich. Since EMS training does not use additional weights, the method is particularly gentle on the joints – and therefore also ideally suited for older people.

About Körperformen

The EMS provider Körperformen, based in Bonn, has been supporting its customers and licensees with high quality standards as a reliable and promising partner since 2011. With more than 190 branches, Germany’s second-largest EMS chain is represented throughout the country. Other Körperformen studios outside Germany are located in Austria – mainly in large cities such as Vienna or Innsbruck – as well as in Switzerland and Italy.


More information about Körperformen: www.körperformen.com

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