The Athena Pelvic Muscle Trainer™ (PMT) is an FDA Cleared electrical vaginal stimulator that induces the pelvic muscles to contract and relax, similar to Kegel exercises.
The system consists of a vaginal trainer with a sealed battery and a wireless controller to adjust the strength of the contractions while the trainer is in use. The trainer is housed in a cradle in the controller.
Pelvic floor electrical stimulation (PFES) is a simple, low-risk treatment for incontinence resulting from weak pelvic floor muscles or a hyperactive bladder. An electrical current activates sensory nerve fibers that can facilitate or inhibit a sensory-motor response.
The Athena Pelvic Muscle Trainer is intended to provide electrical stimulation and neuromuscular reeducation for the purpose of rehabilitation of weak pelvic floor muscles for the treatment of stress, urge, and mixed urinary incontinence in women.
Pelvic Floor Electrical Stimulation (PFES) therapy is not appropriate for you if:
...their opinion is that PFES may be efficacious for both stress and urge incontinence in women in whom traditional treatment approaches have failed.....ACOG supports the availability of PFES devices for patients because they are convenient, have no side effects..."Read Study
"APTA cites several studies which demonstrate that electrical stimulation can significantly reduce UI, and they strongly support its use, particularly in patients who are not capable of voluntary muscle contractions. The APTA feels that PFES is a valuable treatment that improves efficiency of incontinent care along with pelvic floor muscle strengthening and behavioral techniques.Read Study