“I LOVE the FPT! I am a physical therapist in private practice specializing in pelvic floor muscle dysfunction. For years I have been frustrated by the lack of effective progressive weight training for the pelvic floor muscles. My poor patients had to perform such an excessive number of repetitions of Kegel contractions in order to build strength since in actuality they were limited by isometric and calisthenic type of exercise. I have printed out your information from the Internet and hand it to my patients so that they may order directly from you.”
“The Feminine Personal Trainer appears to be a well designed, appropriately balanced and easy to use training method for improving muscle tone of the urogenital diaphragm. I have used weighted vaginal cones in the past but because of their cumbersome design the results have been mixed, at best. I find the Feminine Personal Trainer to be more appropriately designed for home use and for strengthening the target muscle groups that should improve urologic control. I feel that this is an appropriate and needed product to be introduced into the general market and should become a helpful therapeutic choice for most clinicians.” – W. S. McKenzie, Jr. M.D. F.A.C.O.G.
“The FPT Feminine Personal Trainer represents cutting edge technology for strengthening the pelvic floor muscles.” Dr. J.W. Utrie, Jr D.O. Assistant Professor Division Director of Urogynecology Dept. of Obstetrics and Gynecology University of Nebraska Medical Center
“I really feel the FPT is long overdue in the rehabilitation of the pelvic floor muscles. I use it in conjunction with other mainstays such as my biofeedback and my electrical stimulation. I love the fact that it is autoclavable allowing me to try it out on a patient before making them order it. I love the fact that it is professional looking. I have received some other pelvic floor exercise devices that were designed in “poor taste” thus I would never insult my patients by presenting it to them. The FPT has never been received poorly by any of my patients.”
“I have some patients that plateaued with biofeedback and electrical stimulation who noted significant strength gains after using the FPT. Don’t get me wrong, biofeedback and electrical stimulation are still wonderful treatments, but the combined use of all three, plus patient education and bladder training has been very effective for my practice.” - Kathleen Novicki, P.T.
“I was introduced to the FPT at the APTA conference in Indiana in April of 2000. I always try things myself before I introduce it to my patients and the Ralston Group was great about shipping me my own trainer. Within a month’s time I noticed a difference. In fact, I increased a whole muscle grade. The video provides valuable information in explaining the concept behind the weight and they have recently updated the video which includes specific anatomy of the pelvic floor and more concise instructions in how to insert the weight and use it for exercises. However, the one very specific reason I use the FPT is for compliance. It’s easy to get your patients to exercise for the 6-12 weeks when you are monitoring their program with biofeedback and manual muscle testing. But what about 6 months or 2 years from now? Just like any other exercise program, it’s difficult to stick with it. I also feel it’s unrealistic to think about your pelvic floor all day. Women today have busy lives working inside and outside of the home and taking care of the children and grandchildren. The FPT allows the flexibility to perform your exercises daily or every other day and for only 5 to 10 minues. I am finding that people are increasing in strength with a once a day exercise program of only 5 to 10 minutes. It really leaves no excuse for people not to be able to strengthen their pelvic floor. I have found with my patients who find difficulty performing a pelvic muscle contraction, that it increases proprioception. This is probably due to the stretch reflex that occurs prior to contraction. Most of my patients are willing to pay out of pocket for this device because it fits into their lifestyle. The FPT has provided another alternative for strengthening the pelvic floor muscles in a quicker period of time and with a greater compliance level.” Cathy Yocum, P.T.
“The Feminine Personal Trainer has been able to pull in deeper layers of muscle fiber which enhances pelvic floor muscle proprioception and strengthening. My patients are encouraged by this tool which allows them to be more active in their rehabilitation programs.” Andrea Sanfield, P.T.
“The Feminine Personal Trainer represents cutting edge technology for strengthening a woman’s Pelvic Floor Muscle.” Dr. Eugene Utrie, D.O.