NHS approves new pelvic muscles’ toner
- On December 3, 2010
- 0 Comments
- Incontinence, Stress Incontinence, urinary stress incontinence
Pelvic floor exercises are widely known as one of the most effective treatment for urinary stress incontinence but a lack of orientation from GP’s and the NHS itself has devalued this practice. Nevertheless, things are about to change thanks to brand new device called the Pelvic Toner.
It’s been 60 years since Arnold Kegel developed its worldwide famous exercise programme, also known as Pelvic Floor Exercises, to strengthen pelvic floor muscles and reduce the episodes of stress incontinence in women. But as afore mentioned scarcity of resources and information led women to loose faith in this practice.
The main reason was that they were simply handed a sheet of paper with instructions to use unsupervised. With PelvicToner things are about to change, following an extremely successful clinical trial and a robust cost-benefit evaluation, GP’s can now offer a more effective and faster treatment option to the millions women of all ages that present with the distressing symptoms of Stress Urinary Incontinence.
Published in the British Journal of Urology International the study reported an exceptional level of satisfaction with over 80% of PelvicToner users reporting significant improvement within a couple of weeks. Based on that the NHS has decided that the PelvicToner™ will be available on prescription with effect from January 2011. The PelvicToner will be the only product available under the brand new Drug Tariff category of Pelvic Toning Devices.
Research leader and author of the British Journal of Urology International article, Professor Marcus Drake of the Bristol Urology Institute, stated:
“Continence service provision is patchy and this sort of product empowers women, gives them better privacy and the prospect of not wasting their time. In our study the PelvicToner aided women to identify their pelvic floor confidently. It increases patient choice and may promote subsequent compliance and sustained efficacy.”
Clinical trials also confirmed that the PelvicToner is much more effective than expensive electrical stimulation devices and weighted vaginal cones reason why it has been recognised by the NHS and a special new category of ‘Pelvic Toning Devices’ has been created on the Drug Tariff IXA.