Pelvic floor muscle training was a more effective treatment for genuine stress incontinence than no treatment, electrical stimulation, or vaginal cones. Adverse effects were reported with use of electrical stimulation and vaginal cones but not with exercises. Patient tolerance for electrical stimulation and vaginal cones was low. Pelvic floor exercise should be first choice of treatment for genuine stress incontinence.
Urinary incontinence is the loss of voluntary control over bladder function and is one of the biggest health issues in the Australian Community.
Research revealed an overall improvement in bladder function, sexual satisfaction, and most participants reported satisfaction with both the use of and results from use of the Pelvic TonerTM.
The PelvicToner Program: A New Resistance Exercise Program for Strengthening Pelvic Muscle Tone, Bladder Function and Sexual Response
M Swor MD, G Bowen-Swor MD, S Harvey MD, K Bourdeaux RN, Sarasota Memorial Hospital, Florida 2003.