Apex was designed as a cost-effective option for women with mild S.U.I. (stress urinary incontinence) that is often associated with post-partum recovery. Apex utilizes a customizable probe and specific muscle stimulation frequency to strengthen the muscles of the pelvic floor, eliminating leakage associated with coughing, laughing or exercising.
The insertable probe of the Apex is inflatable, which helps users adjust to the side that is best and most comfortable for them, while also helping to ensure the electrical stimulation pattern is working as efficiently as possible. The probe is inserted vaginally and the stimulation program causes the pelvic floor muscles to contract in isolation-- essentially helping the user to do Kegel exercises.
Research has shown that over half of people who attempt Kegel exercises do them incorrectly by over- using their abdominal, buttock or leg muscles, resulting in no improvement in pelvic floor muscle strength. You have to contract pelvic floor muscles in isolation in order for the exercises to be effective. Additionally, if you already have weak pelvic floor muscles, you may not be able to contract them effectively. Apex uses muscle stimulation to activate and strengthen the correct muscles more efficiently than you can do on our own, leading to a stronger pelvic floor.
Apex takes the confusion out of pelvic floor strengthening by providing you the "mind muscle connection" of what a properly performed Kegel exercise should feel like when done correctly. Once you understand the proper technique to contract your pelvic floor muscles in isolation, you are on your way to stronger pelvic floor muscles and a healthy pelvic floor.
The Apex was created by InControl Medical, LLC is the world’s largest supplier of medical devices that treat and cure stress, urge and mixed bladder leakage in women. Located in Brookfield, Wisconsin, InControl Medical manufactures all of its products in the United States in an ISO 13485 certified facility for quality manufacturing.
Apex requires 4 AAA batteries (not included). Probe is made of medical grade silicone, and contacts are made of stainless steel. Includes InTone Gel for use with probe.