• Kirsten DesMarais

The Latest in Self-Treatment For Bladder Leaks: Flyte® by PELVITAL

Updated: Jun 10

Take #PelvicHealth concerns like bladder leaks into your own hands! Learn why I recommend Flyte® and how it might be a tool you could consider


The world of pelvic health is full of products. In this blog I have partnered with Shravya Kovela PT, DPT, OCS, Business Development Manager at PELVITAL to provide you with the evidence behind Flyte.


I can't wait for you to learn more about this product and how its technology is changing the game for bladder leaks.

So, what is Flyte® exactly?

Flyte® is a first-of-its-kind, clinically proven, intravaginal home-use device that is paired with access to expert support and care through on-staff pelvic floor physical therapists and clinician partnerships.

It was born of the idea that care for urinary incontinence (bladder leaks) should be accessible, safe, and effective for everyone.


The Technology:

Flyte® facilitates strengthening of the pelvic floor through:

- Biofeedback which helps guide you to know when to contract your muscles and when to relax. The lights on its monitor give you an idea of whether or not you are doing that correctly.

- Mechanotherapy which is the application of mechanical pulses (or gentle vibration) for a therapeutic response, to stimulate cellular repair and regeneration. Offering an opportunity to amplify the pelvic floor contraction strength by up to 39 times (Nilsen et al., 2018).


If you love to learn about how things work, read more about mechanotransduction below!

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How do I utilize #Flyte® in my practice?


I utilize this product with clients when:

- They are interested in self-treatment strategies to compliment in-session work

- They would benefit from biofeedback and/or extra support to connect to their #pelvicfloor muscles

- We have identified that their pelvic floor muscles could benefit from being stronger. The mechanical signals through the mechanotransduction technology really help with strength!

- Folks are unable to attend in person sessions due to distance from the studio, life routines

- They feel safer working on their pelvic floor independently, at their own pace, in their own environment




Pros/Cons:


Pros: Easy to use, short duration of treatment, significant improvements demonstrated in clinical data, wonderful and free support via their "Ask a PT" section in their website, performance back guarantee. The Flyte® team truly wants you to find success with the product. This way you can try it risk-free.



Cons: The wand size can feel large for some (there is a reason for this! And, they offer a smaller wand size if needed), is covered through HSA/FSA but not through standard insurance.


How to know if Flyte® is right for you:


Are you experiencing unwanted leaking of urine? Are you comfortable with the idea of self-treatment? Do you have 5 min. per day to devote to the program?


- If you answered yes to these questions. This may be a great option! Use code Kirsten50 at checkout below. (I receive no money or benefits if you use this discount code) https://flytetherapy.com/products/flyte-in-home-pelvic-floor-treatment/


- To understand if your pelvic floor muscles may need more strength, I typically offer an internal pelvic floor muscle assessment. However, this is never required and only encouraged if that would provide you with helpful information.


Curious? Learn more about #Flyte® in the links below!

Instagram: @flytetherapy

YouTube: Flyte by Pelvital

LinkedIn: Flyte

Website: www.flytetherapy.com

Podcast: Pelvic Floor At Its Core

For Medical Professionals: https://flytetherapy.com/clinician/



Curious about an In-Studio Visit to review your symptoms and learn more about #Flyte®? Follow this link to see me in The Studio. linktr.ee/kirstendes


#pelvichealth #physicaltherapy #bladderleaks #stressincontinence #pelvicfloor


References:

Nilsen I, Rebolledo G, Acharya G, Leivseth G. Mechanical oscillations superimposed on the pelvic floor muscles during Kegel exercises reduce urine leakage in women suffering from stress urinary incontinence: A prospective cohort study with a 2-year follow up. (2018). Acta Obstet Gynecol Scand. 00:1–7. https://doi.org/10.1111/ aogs.13412



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