MPT - Maximum Pelvic Trainer
The Maximum Pelvic Trainer (MPT) is a groundbreaking new product for strengthening the pelvic floor muscles. To receive the benefits of weight training, upward movement of the pelvic floor must be resisted by the weight. The upper end of the MPT is inserted into the anal canal. This is the only way to strengthen pelvic floor muscles of men with resistive exercise, whereas women may use either the MPT or the FPT.
The MPT is used in a standing position, and the resistance is increased by adding a series of weights to the end of the device. The progressive resistive program is begun by using the main unit without additional weight. This provides eight ounces of resistance. A patent-pending method of adding a series of weighted disks to the base of the MPT allows the patient four different weight levels. When the patient’s strength allows, weights are added up to a total unit weight of 16 ounces. Each level increases the weight by 25%.
Adding weight as strength progresses is the foundation for rapid strength gains and offers a customized program for each user. Patients are able to train and progress at their own pace and to reach maximal potential in minimal time.
Patients receive important biofeedback - The MPT offers vital biofeedback that involves sensory stimulation. When a contraction is performed, the MPT will move upward and inward as little as one-half inch and up to 2.5 inches. Movement of the MPT can be sensed by receptors in the anal mucosa as well as the surrounding muscle fibers. In addition, the patient can assess movement by hand contact. All of these sensory inputs provide much needed and important biofeedback.
The exercise routine is designed to both strengthen and retrain. The combination of quick flicks and longer, sustained contractions should recruit all parts of the pelvic diaphragm. As with any resistive exercise program, the reversibility principle of exercise dictates that strength gains made will be quickly lost if the individual discontinues the exercise. However, once significant strength gains have been made, maintaining these gains should be accomplished with one or two exercise sessions per week provided the intensity of the sessions remains constant.