INNOVO stimulates the nerve tree as it branches throughout the pelvic floor.
Targeted impulses are sent via conductive pads producing over 180 perfect contractions per session. Users can actually feel their entire pelvic floor muscles being “lifted” without having to do any voluntary activation. Therefore Innovotherapy improves pelvic floor muscle strength and control, directly targeting a primary cause of stress urinary incontinence.
Videos of ultrasound scans showing device-induced pelvic floor contractions induced by a probe-based device versus the ones induced by INNOVO:
Pelvic floor disorders (PFDs) occur when the muscles supporting pelvic organs such as the bladder become weak or damaged. This in turn can adversely affect quality of life, as a weak pelvic floor or an inability to properly contract the pelvic floor can often be root causes of urinary incontinence.
- It is currently estimated that over 5 million women in the UK experience the symptoms of urinary incontinence and of these, half of all sufferers aged between 18 and 65 years of age are moderately or greatly bothered by it1
- About one third of women experience urinary incontinence after giving birth, and over 65% of these women are still affected by it 12 years later2
- 23% of women with urinary incontinence say that it reduces their activity level; 23% state that it adversely affects their sex life; and 31% dress differently because of their symptoms1
Whilst pelvic floor disorders mainly affect women, they can also affect men. Patients may contact you or other healthcare professionals such as GPs, midwives, physiotherapists, urologists, gynaecologists, or incontinence care specialists to ask for help.
INNOVO has been developed by Atlantic Therapeutics4, a leading innovator in muscle conditioning and strengthening products with a 50-year history of delivering effective, clinically proven restorative health solutions in muscle rehabilitation and conditioning. It also meets the conformity requirements in the Medical Devices Directive (MDD).
INNOVO is a non-invasive, safe, and effective form of electrical muscle stimulation. It is clinically proven to improve pelvic floor muscle contraction and diminish urine loss in pelvic floor disorders3. Using an INNOVO hand-held controller that is attached to an easy to use garment similar to a pair of cycling shorts, INNOVO produces highly focused, accurately coordinated, and effective pelvic floor muscle contractions that help rehabilitate the pelvic floor musculature.
Last updated: 6th September 2019
1 Elneil S. Incontinence and prolapse. In: Annual Report of the Chief Medical Officer: 2014. p. 122-123.
2 MacArthur C, Wilson D, Herbison P, Lancashire RJ, Hagen S, Toozs-Hobson P, et al. Urinary Incontinence persisting after childbirth: extent, delivery, history, and effects in a 12-year longitudinal cohort study. International Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2015 (Epub ahead of print).
3 Soeder S, Tunn R. 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, 2013; Dublin, Ireland.
4 Atlantic Therapeutics is the Uro/Gynaecology Division of Bio-Medical Research Limited (BMR)