I’ve written many times about the importance of looking after your pelvic floor and shared some ideas around how you can build and maintain a strong pelvic floor.
Do you know what it is and how to maintain it?
I’ve also discussed pelvic prolapse before, when one or more of the organs in the pelvis slip down from their normal position and bulge into the vagina. It can be the uterus, bowel, bladder or top of the vagina. This can also be linked to the strength of your pelvic floor.
One of the latest developments in improving pelvic floor function is the Innovo. There is no such thing as a ‘weak bladder’. What we really mean when we say this is a ‘weak pelvic floor’, and more often than not, urinary leaks are as a result of the weakening of the muscles within the pelvic floor.
1 in 3 women (and 1 in 10 men) suffer from urinary incontinence in the UK, making it more common than hayfever. It can happen at any age however is most common during pregnancy, post childbirth, menopause and in active women who participate in high impact sports, such as running and gymnastics. In men, incontinence is most commonly as a result of prostatectomy surgery, and it can be one of the biggest challenges to overcome during the recovery process.
INNOVO® is a revolutionary, non-invasive technology that treats the root cause of bladder weakness – a weak pelvic floor – rather than just the symptoms. This safe & convenient at-home treatment is suitable for women and men, and is clinically proven to work with 93% of users experiencing a significant reduction in leaks after just 4 weeks.
The quick start guide will help you get everything set up and it shouldn’t take too long to get up and running. Do be prepared NOT to be able to use the system straight away as the power pack takes five hours to charge up. Whilst initial set up isn’t complicated it is a bit of a faff and takes a while.
The whole system looks very odd on BUT it’s not about the fashion show, it’s about what it can do for your pelvic floor. The system is not especially practical and you can’t really do much else whilst you use it, so you will need to block out designated time of around 20 minutes.
So what does it feel like?
If you’ve ever used a tens machine then the sensation is very similar to that. That is what it reminded me of. You can increase the intensity as you get used to it, but it isn’t unpleasant. It certainly feels as if it is working.
Does it work?
Reports of others using this device certainly say that it works. I need to use it more first to confirm myself, but like I said, it certainly feels like it’s doing something.
Have you heard of the Innovo system before? Is this something you would consider trying? Keep an eye out on the blog for an update of how this is working.