Mary Jane Minkin, M.D.
A well-known expert in women’s health, Dr. Minkin is clinical professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at Yale University School of Medicine and a practicing OB/GYN in New Haven, Connecticut.
I would like to thank you and the team at JCS Wellness Solutions, Inc. for bringing to market The Myself® Trainer. As you well know, urinary incontinence is a tremendous problem for millions of women in the U.S. and the extant therapies for such problems have significant potential complications. I was delighted to learn about The Myself® Trainer, and was delighted to try it out myself and find that it worked nicely.
I can see personally how it can non-invasively teach women to strengthen their pelvic musculature and to assist in the therapy of both stress and urge incontinence.
In our offices, I have started to provide the Myself® Trainer to several of my patients. My patients have been delighted to start using the product because they are all women who have been effected by urinary incontinence, and have preferred to avoid surgical or pharmacological intervention. They are all women who have tried doing Kegel exercises on their own and have not solved their issues with that modality.
Dr. Minkin states “Urge incontinence is often addressed pharmacologically; while stress incontinence is addressed surgically. However, both courses of treatment are not without their potential problems. Pharmacological treatments do not eliminate the root cause of urinary incontinence, weakened pelvic floor muscles. All medications used for treatment of urge incontinence carry the potential side effects of dry mouth, constipation, and possible CNS effects. Any surgical approach for patients with stress incontinence carries potential risks as well. The Myself® Trainer has none of these risks.”
Michel A. Boileau, M.D.
F.A.C.S., board certified Urologist and designer of The Myself® Trainer
Most women had heard about Kegel exercises, but research had shown that without instruction, one-on-one feedback or biofeedback, most women did the exercises incorrectly (e.g., tightening their buttocks, pressing their knees together, etc). This actually made my patients symptoms worse, leading to frustration rather than success.
The Myself® Trainer was developed to allow women to take control of their bodies and to accomplish pelvic muscle exercise correctly, confidently, consistently and successfully. It worked! A woman could now exercise in the privacy of her home, at her own pace and on her own schedule with the expectation of success.
Given the right information, the right tools and the right support women can take charge of their bodies and improve bladder control or possibly eliminate incontinence on their own.
Executive Director and Founder of the Women's Health Foundation The Women's Health Foundation (WHF) is the nation’s most visible and passionate champion of women’s pelvic health issues: www.womenshealthfoundation.org
The WHF has a long history as an advocate for use of The Myself® Trainer. The Myself® Trainer is a user-friendly coach to help you strengthen your pelvic floor muscles in the privacy of your own home. It is just like having a set of dumbbells at home where you are more likely to do your bicep curls. The Myself® Trainer’s easy-to-read screen shows you how well you are able to squeeze and walks you through a 5 minute set of exercises and rest intervals. Whether you are a new mom rehabbing from childbirth or a woman in her 50’s (like me) that wants to maintain optimal pelvic tone, The Myself® Trainer is an important addition to your overall fitness and wellness routine.