About Innovotherapy

Here's a list of frequently asked questions about Innovotherapy. If you still can't find the answer to your question, feel free to contact us on info@restorethefloor.com or call us on 1800 800045 FREE and we’ll be happy to help.

  • Innovotherapy uses a hand held INNOVO® controller attached to a two part garment. This sends targeted impulses (neuromuscular electrical stimulation) via a set of conductive pads attached to your upper thigh and buttocks, to safely and effectively activate all the muscles of the pelvic floor.

    It is a proven technology which has been designed to optimally strengthen your pelvic floor with 180 perfect contractions per session. Regularly applying this cycle of contraction and relaxation will help to improve your pelvic floor muscle tone, strength, endurance and in turn your bladder control.

    For ultimate results the full Innovotherapy programme involves completing 30 minute sessions three to six times a week.

    Results from a study prove that women who experience stress incontinence will experience significant improvements in as little as four weeks by using INNOVO® five days a week for 30 minutes. After 12 weeks of treatment the participants were defined as having ‘dry’ or ‘mild’ severity of symptoms.1

  • If you are one of the millions of women and men who suffer from some degree of urinary incontinence then Innovotherapy may be able to help. Please consult your health care professional for further advice. Or if you want to effectively strengthen your pelvic floor muscles to prevent urinary incontinence then Innovotherapy is for you.
  • There are three types of incontinence (see below) all of which can be treated by Innovotherapy. If you are unsure which incontinence affects you, you can contact us or consult your health care professional. Remember, if you are uncertain whether any treatment would be suitable for you, always consult your health care professional first.

    Types of incontinence:

    Stress Incontinence - when leaks accidentally occur from coughing, sneezing, laughing, jumping or doing heavy lifting. These simple movements put pressure on the bladder and, should your pelvic floor muscles be unable to tighten enough, will cause a leak. Stress incontinence is the most common type of female bladder weakness. It can happen at any age however is more common during pregnancy, after childbirth and during stages of menopause.2

    Urge Incontinence - when there is a sudden and uncontrollable urge to urinate, often with little warning. Symptoms of Urge Incontinence include needing to urinate often even in the night. It is thought to be caused by an overactive detrusor muscle that sends incorrect signals to the brain telling it that it that the bladder is already full, even when it is not.

    Mixed Incontinence - it is possible to suffer from both types of urinary incontinence at the same time. One type is usually more pronounced than the other, and it is advised to treat the more serious type of weakness first.

  • Men can also use Innovotherapy. 1 in 10 men suffer the symptoms of bladder weakness at some time in their lives,3 commonly associated with prostate enlargement and / or as a consequence of prostate surgery. We recommend that men experiencing urinary incontinence speak to their clinician about how INNOVO®can help.

  • Pelvic floor exercises, or Kegels, involve voluntary contraction of the pelvic floor muscles. For many people this can be difficult and sometimes are not done accurately. Doctors also recommend doing 300 Kegel contractions a day for 4-6 months4 for significant results which can be quite time consuming and hard to keep to. INNOVO® uses targeted impulses to accurately and effectively stimulate the pelvic floor muscles with 180 perfect contractions every session. With each session lasting 30 minutes it is easy to fit into your daily routine and you rest in the knowledge that Innovotherapy is doing the hard work for you. 

  • A strong pelvic floor can help to improve sexual function.5 INNOVO® can assist you to build and maintain a healthy pelvic floor through regular cycles of pelvic floor muscle contraction and relaxation.

1) Soeder S, Tunn R. (2012) - Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation (NMES) of the Pelvic Floor Muscles using a Non-Invasive Surface Device in the Treatment of Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI); A Pilot Study. IUGA Poster Presentation Conference, Dublin, Ireland (2013)

2) http://www.webmd.com/urinary-incontinence-oab/america-asks-11/stress

3) Continence Foundation of Australia, Key statistics http://www.continence.org.au/pages/key-statistics.html

4) Arnold H. Kegel "Sexual Functions of the Pubococcygeus Muscle "Western Journal of Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynecology, 60, pp. 521-524, 1952

5) http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20087572