By using a combination of physical therapy and Vibration (VT) female stress urinary incompetence can be treated. VT acts by strengthening the muscles involved in closing the urethra. Results of one study were measured using pelvimetry, palpitation, ultrasound and subjective improvement of complaints (p<0.001). “The combination of VT and physical therapy turned out to be effective and thus represents a genuine therapeutic option for patients with stress urinary incontinence” (1).
VON DER HEIDE, S., G. EMONS, R. HILGERS, V. VIERECK. Effects on muscle of mechanical vibrations produced by the Galileo 2000 in combination with physical therapy in treating female stress urinary incontinence. International Continence Society. Poster presentation 285. 2003.