Shelba J. Bethel, M.D., Receives InTone Specialist Certification

September 22, 2012

InControl Medical has certified Shelba J. Bethel, M.D., to prescribe InTone for women with bladder leakage.

Norman, Oklahoma (PRWEB) September 22, 2012

InTone, developed by InControl Medical, LLC, is a medical device available by prescription, indicated for the treatment of stress incontinence, urge incontinence or mixed (stress and urge) incontinence. Available by prescription, InTone combines a daily program of volitional exercises, voice-guided instruction, biofeedback and micro-current stimulation to strengthen muscle tone in the pelvic floor.

    Stress incontinence can occur when lifting, sneezing, coughing, laughing or exercising. Urge incontinence is the unwanted and sudden need to urinate. Both can be caused or exacerbated by childbirth, obesity, excessive exercise, lack of exercise, age or trauma.

    According to the National Association for Continence, up to 30 million women in America have experienced bladder leakage issues. About one in four new mothers experience “leaking” following normal delivery, and about one in six following cesarean section.

    Up to two-thirds of women who “leak” have never mentioned it to their physicians, and up to two-thirds of women do not use any treatment or product to manage their bladder leakage.

     Until now, available options had mixed results. Absorbent pads and diapers do nothing to treat the condition. Medications, if prescribed, can cause side effects and are not always effective. Surgery, if performed, can be traumatic and painful, and is not always effective. Research has shown that even when properly taught how to perform pelvic floor, or Kegel, exercises, about half of all women do them incorrectly.

“After 42 years of practice of Obstetrics and Gynecology, I have found a vast majority of women at some point, either after childbirth or with natural ageing, experience a degree of urinary incontinence. Kegel exercises can be difficult to explain and to know that a patient is correctly utilizing this exercise is difficult to assess. Surgical fixation of this problem is a big undertaking. For most patients surgery can require extensive post-operative healing. The InTone offers an effective solution to both of these problems by providing a guided exercise program with bio-feedback to assure the patient is correctly performing the exercise which is both reassuring and encouraging to the patient and to me, the physician. I am pleased to offer this innovative therapy option to my patients” as said by Shelba J. Bethel, M.D.

After prescribing InTone, the physician customizes the settings for InTone and the patient is shown how to use it at home. A sensor in the unit measures pressure to determine if the patient is doing the exercises properly. The biofeedback unit uses voice-guided instruction to take her through the routine and reports her muscle isolation and strength. Each daily session takes about ten minutes, and data from each session is recorded. After two weeks or so, the physician analyzes the recorded data and adjusts InTone based on the patient´s progress, and at-home treatment sessions continue. Most patients should experience progress in a few weeks, and most patients should experience effective relief in 90 days.

InTone is available by prescription to patients in the United States. InTone was developed by InControl Medical, LLC, based in Brookfield, Wisconsin. InControl Medical provides specialty medical products for women´s health, and is sourced and manufactured entirely in the United States. More information on InTone can be found at http://www.incontrolmedical.com.

To contact Shelba J. Bethel, M.D. please call (405) 364-0643.

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