Complete FemiScan Care Concept
Inco Trainer is used by Physiotherapists, Gynecologists and
Urology Nurses to evaluate condition of the pelvic floor muscles.
The measurement is based on EMG activity recorded from the pelvic
floor muscles. With the help of the anatomically designed probe both
left and right sided activity can be measured simultaneously.
An easy to use Windows program is part of the package.
of Muscle Condition
of the Pelvic Floor
the user-friendly FemiScan software, an individualized training program
can be designed for the patient. Instructional prompts are transferred
to the FemiScan
Home Trainer, which guides the exercises with clear verbal
commands. Measurement results and a training diary are recorded
in the Home Trainer memory, available for review during the next follow-up
the Training Program
training program is saved in
the Home Trainer memory
has an internal microprocessor, which contains a training program,
a sound processor for verbal instructions and memory sufficient for
one month of training.
guided exercise session
enables complete home care follow up and a graphic display of the
results and progress.
system uses single-user sensor covers for both EMG biofeedback and
is a condition in which involuntary leakage of urine becomes a social
or hygiene problem and
which can be objectively shown.
is present in about 5-15% of people aged 15-75 years. In working
age individuals, however, the problem is almost exclusively restricted
Women with urinary
incontinence suffer from isolation, absenteeism, restriction of leisure
time activities, sexual problems and anxiety. In
an epidemiological study carried out in Finland (Mäkinen et al. 1993),
the average time from onset of urinary incontinence until seeking help
is over 6 years. Only one quarter of patients seek help on their own.
Stress and urge
The two main
types of urinary incontinence.
is a consequence of hyperactive bladder function in which the patient
senses the need to urinate before leakage of urine. Urge incontinence
is associated with e.g. recurrent urinary tract infections and central
nervous system disorders.
About a fourth
of urinary incontinence cases are urge incontinence. Urge incontinence
can be treated with medicines that relax bladder muscle function.
The most common
(40%) incontinence disorder is stress incontinence, in which urine
leaks during physical exertion. Other problems are also associated
with urinary incontinence, such as fecal incontinence and prolapse of
the uterus. Urinary incontinence caused by insufficient support of the
pelvic floor can be treated surgically, but surgery can be avoided with
many other modes of therapy. Pelvic weakness can cause light bladder leakage
Urinary Incontinence Cases Can Be Successfully Treated
floor muscle training is the most important of the pelvic floor
conditioning methods. Such training increases pelvic floor
muscle strength and functional capacity.
methods take advantage of developments in microprocessor based EMG
biofeedback. EMG biofeedback enables e.g. follow-up of individually
tailored home training programs. Through biofeedback many physiological
conditions or changes of which the patient is completely unaware
can be observed.
contraction of weak pelvic floor muscles is especially
difficult. Biofeedback is beneficial in
teaching control of many body functions, including control of pelvic
floor muscles. Visual or auditory feedback reinforces self instruction.
80% of Patients
Undergoing Physical Therapy Improve
of urinary stress incontinence by non surgical means it is important that
pelvic floor exercises be properly carried out for a sufficient period
After a traditional
three-month pelvic floor training program without biofeedback or electrical
stimulation, 55% of patients improve, 15% do not benefit and 30% discontinue
exercises before the end of the program.
By improving the
method of follow-up with FemiScan and increasing motivation, 80% of women
suffering from stress incontinence can improve.
When using FemiScan
with both biofeedback and electrical stimulation, along with complementary
techniques of weighted cones and manual facilitation, Biomation will guarantee
85% successful results.
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