These weights are excellent for treating pelvic floor dysfunctions caused by low muscle tone and low proprioception. They are especially beneficial for postpartum women experiencing birth-related urinary incontinence leading hectic, busy lives filled with work, childcare, and other complications. Other indicated populations that can benefit from pelvic floor weights include athletes, whether or not they have had children, especially those who participate in high impact activities as they put strain on the pelvic floor which can often lead to urinary incontinence or pelvic organ prolapse.
Individuals who might not have the resources to attend physical therapy sessions in-person can also benefit from these weights, as they can exercise at home and still strengthen their pelvic floor muscles without having to worry about being able to pay out-of-pocket for doctor’s visits without insurance or if their insurance has an unaffordably-high deductible. That being said, there are a number of contraindicated populations when it comes to using pelvic floor weights. These weights are not recommended for anyone with severe vaginal atrophy, atrophic vaginitis, anyone with a high-grade prolapse, or anyone with excessive dryness. These issues should be resolved first before using pelvic floor weights to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles.