TensCare Elise 2 Postpartum Incontinence Pelvic Trainer
Giving birth puts a great deal of strain on your pelvic floor, so it's not surprising many women suffer from urinary incontinence after birth. With a selection of four programmes to choose from, the TensCare Elise 2 Postpartum Incontinence Pelvic Trainer allows you to build up strength in your pelvic floor muscles and beat incontinence.
Please note that pelvic floor trainers should only be used at least 6 weeks after vaginal childbirth.
- 1 x Elise 2 Continence Stimulator Unit
- 1 x Lead Wire
- 1 x Short Probe Lead
- 1 x Liberty Probe
- 1 x Mains Adaptor
- 1 x Storage Pouch
- 1 x Instruction Manual
Why Should You Use a Pelvic Floor Trainer?
Pelvic floor trainers are scientifically proven to be one of the most effective ways of dealing with issues of incontinence. Many women decide to live through their periods of incontinence, or simply just accept it, but a pelvic floor trainer is proof you don't have to, as they work against incontinence and all the mental strain that comes with it.
What Is the Elise 2 Postpartum Pelvic Trainer?
An easy-to-use rechargeable device, the Elise 2 Pelvic Trainer utilises a range of clinically tested programmes that combine the benefits of traditional pelvic floor workouts and electrical stimulation. A safe, drug-free, non-surgical solution, the Elise 2 Trainer provides relief from stress, urged and mixed incontinence.
How Does the Elise 2 Incontinence Trainer Work?
The Elise 2 sends a gentle electrical signal to your pelvic floor through a vaginal probe, which stimulates the pelvic floor muscle and exercises it for you! Along with traditional pelvic floor exercises, the Elise Trainer gently strengthens and tones your pelvic floor muscle, which in turn improves the symptoms of bladder weakness (incontinence).
How Quickly Can I Expect to See Results?
We recommend using the Elise 2 Pelvic Trainer for 20 minutes a day, for a period of 12 weeks. If used as instructed, many users see improvements within as little as three to four weeks!
How Do I Use the Elise 2 Pelvic Trainer?
The Elise 2 Trainer is very easy to use. Just follow these six simple steps:
- Connect the unit with the vaginal probe.
- Insert the vaginal probe.
- Press and hold the ON button to switch the device on.
- Select the desired programme by pressing the button P.
- Regulate the output intensity with the + and - buttons.
- Press and hold the OFF button to switch the device off.
What Strength Should I Use to See Improvement?
The general rule of thumb is that the stronger the contraction, the more exercise you do and the faster the muscle will increase in strength:
- Sensory nerves are more sensitive than the motor nerves, so you will need to feel the stimulation quite strongly to be sure to exercise the muscle properly.
- In principle, you should turn up the strength as high as you can stand it.
- A good level at which to start your first session would be when you feel the muscle to start to pull upwards.
- When you're first starting, it's best to set the strength quite high, but limit the length of the session to five or ten minutes.
What Position Is Best When Using the Elise 2 Pelvic Floor Trainer?
You can use the Elise 2 Pelvic Floor Trainer in any position, but users usually find it most comfortable reclining on the sofa or lying in bed with the knees slightly drawn up. It's important to find a comfortable position before beginning your 20 minute sessions.
It's important to find a comfortable position for your pelvic floor exercises
What Types of Incontinence Does the Elise 2 Trainer Treat?
The Elise 2 Pelvic Floor Trainer provides a discreet, affordable and long-term solution for sufferers of incontinence. As such, it provides relief from the three main forms of incontinence:
- Stress Incontinence: The involuntary leakage of urine when a person coughs, sneezes, strains or makes sudden movements. It is particularly common in women and occurs when the bladder neck and the other mechanisms that act to hold urine in the bladder are not working properly.
- Urge Incontinence: An overactive bladder. A person may experience a strong and sudden urge to go to the toilet but are not always able to hold on, or have to go so frequently that it becomes inconvenient.
- Mixed Incontinence: Combination of both Stress and Urge Incontinence.
What Are the Advantages of Using the Elise 2 Pelvic Floor Trainer?
Using the Elise 2 Pelvic Floor Trainer can complement your current pelvic floor exercises, or replace them entirely if you're unable to do pelvic floor exercises on your own. It has all the benefits of traditional Kegels, but is easier, safer and more efficient to use:
- It can reduce leakage, and not simply contain it. Most women see results in as little as three weeks.
- It is drug-free with no side effects.
- It is safe and easy to use with preset programmes to suit your needs.
- It is discreet and can be used at home during your own time.
- It may help to avoid surgery altogether.
- It may improve sexual intimacy by toning your pelvic floor.
Who Can't Use the Elise 2 Pelvic Floor Trainer?
While the Elise 2 Pelvic Floor Trainer is safe to use for most healthy women, certain medical conditions can be made worse by using the exerciser. Do not use the Elise 2 if you:
- Have a heart pacemaker or a heart rhythm problem
- Are pregnant
- Have been diagnosed or treated for cervical, or any pelvic, cancer
- Have, or have had epilepsy
- Have had surgery in the area within the past 12 weeks
Can I Use the Elise 2 Pelvic Trainer If I Can't Do Other Pelvic Exercises?
Yes, the Elise 2 is an excellent solution for you if you're unable to do pelvic floor exercises on your own! Research has shown that approximately 30% of women who experience incontinence are unable to voluntarily contract the pelvic floor muscle, and require additional assistance to aid their pelvic floor training.
Does the Included Probe Contain Nickel?
The stainless steel in the probe's metal plates do contain some nickel, which may cause an allergic reaction. For those with allergies to nickel, we recommend the Gold-Plated Vaginal Electrode with Pointer, which can be used with this device in place of the supplied probe.
Can I Use the Elise 2 If I've Been Diagnosed with Cervical Cancer?
No research has been published showing the effects of electric current on malignant or pre-cancerous cells, however current professional advice is that electrotherapy should not be used on malignant tissue. If you are unsure, please consult a medical professional.
How Do I Care for My Elise 2 Pelvic Floor Trainer?
It's important that the probe is cleaned after each use:
- Clean it with either an alcohol-free antibacterial wipe, or by washing it with warm soapy water.
- Rinse and dry thoroughly and then return the unit to the storage pouch.
- Do not immerse your Elise unit in water
- Do not use any other cleaning substance
Does This Pelvic Floor Trainer Come with a Warranty?
The Elise 2 includes a warranty certifying that it should be free from manufacturing defects for two years from date of purchase. This warranty refers to the unit only; it does not cover electrode pads, battery or the lead wires.
- Waveform: Asymmetrical rectangular
- Intensity: 50V zero to peak. Setting 0-99.5 mA in steps of 00.5 mA
- Constant Current: 160 - 470 Ohm
- Constant Voltage: 470 - 2000 Ohm
- Maximum Pulse Energy: Total output limited to 25 μC per pulse
- Output Plug: Fully shielded touch-proof mini USB
- Channels: Single channel
- Power: Li-ion rechargeable battery B-BL4B 3.7V (included)
- Battery Life: Minimum 15 hours at 50mA
- Weight: 90g without batteries
- Dimensions: 100 x 65 x 18mm
Documentation for the Elise 2 Pelvic Trainer