About the product INNOVO®

Here's a list of frequently asked questions about the product INNOVO®. 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.

  • INNOVO® treats the cause, not just the symptoms of urinary incontinence. While other solutions such as pads or absorbent underwear help to mask the problem, INNOVO® delivers effective and comfortable targeted impulses that help strengthen your pelvic floor. The key difference between INNOVO® and other pelvic floor stimulators is that INNOVO® is completely non-invasive. This means that you do not need to insert a probe or cone to deliver effective pelvic floor muscle contractions.

  • If you have a medical condition and are unsure if INNOVO® is suitable for you, you should speak to your health care professional before using INNOVO®. Download our clinician brochure leaflet for detailed product information.

  • As you start to increase the intensity you will begin to feel stimulation in the muscles in the lower buttock area. The stimulation comes in phases of relaxation and stimulation, described as a mild tingling sensation. As you continue to increase the intensity level this stimulation will turn into a contraction.

    The contraction will feel like the muscles are tensing and lifting. This sensation will move from the lower buttocks area forwards, between the legs along the pelvic floor giving you the same ‘lifting’ sensation throughout the pelvic floor.

    You have reached a sufficient level once you can feel a strong stimulation throughout the pelvic floor. However, you should never exceed your comfort level. Effective stimulation should be strong but never uncomfortable.

    As a guide we recommend working towards a level of 70-75 but don’t worry if this is beyond your comfort zone. Most people require a short period of time to familiarise themselves so only go as far as you feel comfortable.

  • With INNOVO® you control the intensity of the muscle stimulation. The stimulation should be strong enough to give you a good pelvic floor contraction, but should never be uncomfortable or painful. If you experience discomfort during your treatment session, you should reduce the intensity of the stimulation to a more comfortable level.

    As with any treatment programme, it will take time to experience results with Innovotherapy. We recommend that you continue to use INNOVO® for at least 12 weeks to give you the best possible outcome.

    Uncomfortable stimulation may also occur when your gel pads have dried out. You should check the condition of your gel pads regularly and replace if necessary.

  • Clinical research has indicated that INNOVO® users may start to notice an improvement after just 4 weeks of treatment.1
    For best results, we recommend that you use INNOVO® for at least 12 weeks.

    Find out more about the clinical research behind INNOVO® here.

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

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