can be cured!
is an embarrassing and disturbing problem. Now it can easily be
treated at home.
The FemiScan Home Trainer™ is a treatment device, developed
in close co-operation with gynecologists, for conditioning the muscles
of the pelvic floor.
Home Trainer and the exercise programs that come with it have
been developed to strengthen the muscles of the pelvic floor and
help in the treatment of incontinence. Studies have shown that eight
out of ten cases are cured with the right kind of exercises.
many as 80% of women suffering from stress and mixed incontinence
get relief by doing regular muscle exercises to strengthen and improve
control of the muscles of the pelvic floor. The strength of these
muscles also has a positive effect on their sex life.
significant role of the pelvic floor
is often due to a weakening
of the muscles of the pelvic floor. On average
20% of 35-55 year-old women suffer from incontinence. The
muscles of the pelvic floor are weakened by pregnancy and
giving birth, and by hormonal changes occurring with age.
overweight as well as one-sided physical effort also strain
the pelvic floor. The result can be a loss of bladder
control which leads to embarrassing "accidents" in
unexpected situations. Incontinence is generally associated
with physical effort, for example, lifting heavy objects,
laughing or coughing. This kind of incontinence, in which
the strength of the pelvic floor muscles plays a significant
role, is called stress or mixed incontinence and accounts
for 65% of all cases. The FemiScan Home Trainer is
also effective for treating light bladder leakage (LBL), unstable
bladder and pelvic pain.
of weakening pelvic floor muscles
FemiScan Home Trainer is battery-operated. It is easy
and hygienic to use. The cover is removable and intended for
personal use only. It is easy to keep the Home Trainer clean
treatment schedule programmed into its memory guides the user
in the daily performance of the muscle exercises. It also
provides immediate and clearly-worded feedback on the activation
level and relaxation of the muscles. All the user has to do
is to put on the headphones, press the button and follow the
FemiScan Home Trainer automatically keeps a daily record
of the treatment, or treatment diary, which can be downloaded
a the clinic and analyzed in graphic form using the FemiScan
FemiScan Home Trainer is the end-product of years of
research and development in close cooperation with experts
in the treatment of incontinence. It can be used to help prevent
muscles from weakening or in conjunction with rehabilitation
of the pelvic floor muscles after giving birth.
treatment programs have been planned together with experts
in the field. The effectiveness of FemiScan has been tested
in carefully controlled trials in Finland and in Japan. Using
the FemiScan Home Trainer has no known side-effects.
using the FemiScan probe
purpose behind this treatment device is to enable incontinence
to be treated at home. The FemiScan Home Trainer continually
guides the user with clear commands. Its use is enhanced when
FemiScan is employed under the guidance of a doctor, physiotherapist
by the patient herself with immediate biological feedback
has been shown to be the most effective way to rehabilitate
the muscles of the pelvic floor. In a patient satisfaction
survey carried out by the Kuopio Universities Hospital, the
majority of women who had used the FemiScan Home Trainer
were ready to recommend the treatment to their friends.
incontinence suffers have never sought treatment of any kind
and are unaware of the possible treatments available. In such
cases they usually resort to using sanitary pads and the costs
are a continuing financial burden.
tell their stories
have been very satisfied with the whole idea of FemiScan treatment and
with the results. Some comments from the patient satisfaction survey:
of my own laziness I would have liked to keep the FemiScan Home Trainer
for my own personal use. Motivation and the results already achieved
tended to fall after the end of the guided exercise program. The commands
are spot-on and easy to carry out.
the FemiScan treatment I would never have achieved such good results!"
would like to emphasize that this treatment saves on medicines and money
is a natural way to treat incontinence — very modern!"
last, somebody has noticed…"
treatment with FemiScan liberated me from incontinence problems and
inspired me to carry on with exercises on my own."
period of treatment with FemiScan should be repeated every year."
The treatment in practice
treatment typically takes 1-3 months.When used regularly it begins to
have an effect after a few weeks. Only regular tratment guarantees a good
first the treatment consists of brief contraction exercises 2 – 3
times a day for 3 – 4 days a week. Treatment should initially be gradual
to ensure positive progress.
INCREASE IN PELVIC FLOOR MUSCLE ACTIVITY AFTER 12 WEEKS TRAINING, Aukee
P, Immonen P, Penttinen J, Airaksinen O, Laippala P, Department of Obstetrics
and Gynaecology, Department of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine,
Kuopio University Hospital, Kuopio, Finland, Research Unit, Tampere
University Hospital, Tampere, Finland, 2001
OF FEMISCAN BIOFEEDBACK TREATMENT AMONG STRESS INCONTINENCE PATIENTS,
O. Yamaguchi et al., Fukushima University Study, Japan, 1999
STUDY FOR THE FEMALE STRESS INCONTINENCE BY USING FEMISCAN, BIOFEEDBACK
TRAINING, Yoko Yoshikawa, Momokazu Goto Tyohei Hattori, Yoshinari Ono,
Shin-ichi Oshima, Urology of Nagoya University, japan, 2000
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