INNOVO uses Neuromuscular Electrical Muscle Stimulation (NMES) therapy to deliver 180 perfect pelvic floor contractions in each 30-minute session as a way of targeting the root cause of bladder weakness – a weak pelvic floor.
INNOVO’s clinically proven, and patented Multipath technology delivers a long-lasting solution to bladder weakness and features 8 large integrated EMS electrodes on the inside of a pair of easy to pull on shorts.
What is Neuromuscular Electrical Muscle Stimulation (NMES)?
Neuromuscular Electrical Stimulation, or NMES, is a controlled electrical pulse that causes muscles to contract, while strengthening the targeted area. INNOVO uses these gentle pulses to strengthen the pelvic floor, however other NMES therapies are also often used for pain relief or for aesthetic muscle strengthening (i.e. ab belts).
If you’ve never used an NMES therapy before, you may be unsure of what sensation to expect. What does NMES stimulation actually feel like? Is it painful?
We get this question so often, so we asked real INNOVO customers just like you, to describe what using INNOVO feels like, in their own words.
But first, here’s what you SHOULD be feeling…
As you increase the intensity on the controller you will start to feel a tingling sensation followed by your pelvic floor lifting and releasing. You may need to increase the intensity level on the controller to above 30 before you feel this within the pelvic floor.
With an effective pelvic floor contraction, you will feel a sensation of “squeezing”, “tightening” and or “lifting up” between your legs. You should feel little or no activity on the front and sides of the legs. As you become familiar with the sensation you should increase the intensity level over time to reach the optimum level for your sizing. You shouldn’t feel any pain or discomfort and should choose an intensity level that is comfortable for you.
How to use INNOVO
INNOVO is used for just 30 minutes p/day, five days p/week for up to 12 weeks in the comfort and privacy of your home. Simply spray the electrodes on the inside of the shorts, pull them on, connect the controller and let INNOVO do those tricky pelvic floor exercises for you. Easy, comfortable and pain-fee, INNOVO makes it simple to treat bladder weakness at home. Watch TV, read a book or scroll through your social media, its 30 minutes of well-deserved YOU time.
Does INNOVO work?
The best thing about INNOVO is that it actually works! A clinical study found that:
- 80% of users saw a significant reduction in leaks after just 4 weeks1
- 87% of users were defined as either dry or almost dry after 12 weeks2
- 90% of users would recommend the therapy to others3
1 Soeder S, et al, A randomised, controlled, double-blind, clinical study to compare two neuromuscular stimulator devices in female stress urinary incontinence: Effects on symptoms and quality of life. IUGA Conference 2018
2 R. Dmochowski – Novel external electrical muscle stimulation device for the treatment of female stress urinary incontinence: randomized controlled noninferiority trial versus intravaginal electrical stimulation. ICS Conference 2018
3 Observational study on the treatment of stress urinary incontinence with Innovotherapy, April 2014