Meet Ruth Maher, PT, PhD, DPT & Co-Inventor of INNOVO
What is your 2020 mission?
I want to shine a light on the subject of incontinence, one of the last taboo women’s health topics. The prevalence of this condition (1 in 3 women are affected) has led to its normalization.
Women should not just be told leaks are a normal part of ageing or childbirth, with the only ‘solution’ being to cope with symptoms using pads. With INNOVO, a REAL solution exists. One that treats the root cause by effectively strengthening and enhancing the coordination of the pelvic floor muscles, giving women the opportunity to live a leak-free life.
Pelvic floor health is my passion.
I’ve always had a passion for women’s health and physiotherapy. After running a private practice in Atlanta for a few years in the mid-2000s, I decided to open my own practice back home in Ireland and pursue my PhD at University College Dublin (UCD).
I had specialized in pelvic floor dysfunction while studying and working in the US and had many friends and co-workers who had stress urinary incontinence - but they said nothing about the condition. These women were carrying an invisible ball and chain around with them for years. Women knew very little, if anything, about their pelvic region and the effects menstruation, pregnancy, childbirth, menopause and obesity had on their pelvic floor. I was getting to the perimenopausal age and didn’t want to experience SUI. These reasons really inspired me to pursue my PhD and explore alternative solutions to effectively facilitate pelvic floor contractions that enhanced coordination and strength of the pelvic floor muscles thus addressing the root cause of urinary leakage. Following my PhD, I decided to work full-time in the US, where I am a professor in a doctorate of physical therapy program in metro Atlanta where I married my love of education with opportunities to pursue further research in the area of pelvic floor dysfunction.
Did you know…
If stress incontinence was a country, it would be the third largest.1In 2020, let’s make it one of the smallest! Treat, don’t tolerate with INNOVO.
See what women are saying about INNOVO
Every day, people just like you are restoring bladder control and living life with confidence thanks to INNOVO. But you don’t have to take our word for it.
"Do not to suffer in silence like I did. Life should not and doesn’t have to be that way. I really urge anybody who is suffering with bladder weakness to try INNOVO® because it transformed my life and can certainly transform theirs. Forget the pads, probes or any other solutions because they just cause more frustration and discomfort. I just believe in the product so much. INNOVO® gave me my life back and was the best investment I ever made!"
"The shorts were so simple to use, and it still amazes me how effective they were! True-to-size, and comfortable I have recommended them to many of my friends suffering with the same problem. After completing the course with INNOVO® I feel like I’m back to normal again and I can exercise without “the Fear.”
“I started to see results after a few weeks of using INNOVO®. My leaks were becoming less and less. A few weeks into the program I was running again. I could use the trampoline. I even started doing this dance class on the trampoline with my sister, it felt great to move again! I also found the INNOVO® shorts to be extremely convenient- it was great to be able to simply put a pair of shorts on and to be able to get on with my day while they strengthened my pelvic floor.
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