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The Liberty® System is a pelvic floor electrostimulation device for the treatment of urge, stress and mixed urinary incontinence.



In women, the treatment consists of intermittent electrical stimulation of the pelvic floor nerve and muscle tissues using a tampon-shaped exerciser inserted into the vagina, or a smaller exerciser inserted into the rectum.

The Liberty® System Video

The rectal exerciser may also be used in treating male urinary incontinence, usually following a prostate resection procedure.



Your Liberty® treatment program will be tailored by a medical professional to address your individual needs based on the type and severity of your incontinence, your pelvic strength and your ability to meet a treatment schedule. A common treatment schedule is 15 minutes, twice a day, every day or every other day. Following cure or improvement, a program of 2-3 treatments per week should be maintained. The results you achieve are largely dependent on compliance with your PFS exercise program.

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Channel Switch  Channel selection is made to treat your specific type of incontinence. There is a channel for stress incontinence, which is associated with strengthening and toning the pelvic floor neuromuscular tissue, and a channel for urge incontinence, which stimulates the detrusor inhibitory reflex to calm the overactive bladder. If you experience mixed incontinence, your clinician may prescribe specialized treatment sessions where channels are alternated with each treatment.

Intensity Adjustment  Current is the amount of energy required to achieve the desired muscle response. This level is determined individually for each patient. Your clinician may instruct you to increase the intensity until you feel a pelvic contraction. When Liberty® is operating on the stress channel, many patients describe the sensation as tightening or lifting of the pelvic floor. When using the urge channel, the sensation is often described as a thumping or tapping. These sensations should not be uncomfortable.

Continuous Control  Depress the Continuous Control Button to deliver uninterrupted stimulation while determining the appropriate intensity level.

Amber Stimulation Light  illuminates when the device is delivering stimulation current.

Duty Cycle  As in all exercises, a muscle requires a relaxation period between each contraction. The duty cycle is the total duration of the stimulation cycle plus the rest cycle. It is pre-programmed at 5 seconds of stimulation, followed by 10 seconds of rest.

Duration  is the length of the treatment sessions prescribed by your clinician. Liberty® automatically shuts off after 30 minutes. When shorter treatment times are prescribed, the device can be turned off by turning the Intensity Adjustment Knob to zero.

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Is Liberty Right For Me?  The initial Liberty® placement and treatment are completed under medical prescription. Completing the initial treatment under the direction of a qualified clinician is important to your success. To determine if pelvic floor stimulation therapy using Liberty® is appropriate for you, use the information in our Getting Liberty® section to discuss your incontinence condition with your doctor.

 

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