If you have stage 1 or 2 stress urinary incontinence (SUI), stage 1 bladder prolapse, or stage 1 Uterine prolapse then the Restore compression garment may help you. Restore compression garment by SRC Healthcare has been designed with a patented anatomical support panel in the gusset area, this will ensure even compression to the entire perineal area. It has been shown that continuous compression to this area can help activate pelvic floor muscles and will positively influence the pelvic floor muscles to support the bladder and uterine function. Anecdotal evidence has shown a reduction in symptoms of mild prolapse.
SRC Restore garments can be worn in conjunction with any treatment from your pelvic health specialist including Contiform and used in conjunction with the Pelvifly device, for best results we recommend that the Restore Compression Garment should be worn day and night for as many hours as you can.
Find out more about pelvic organ prolapse symptoms
Pelvic Organ Prolapse (bladder and uterine prolapse) symptoms include:
- feeling like something is pushing down
- feeling like there’s a foreign object in your abdomen
- a weak bladder, needing to urinate (pee) often, or difficulties urinating
- a “dragging” pain in the abdomen
- pain during sex
- back pain
- pressure sores and bleeding on the wall of the vagina
We recommend that you always seek the advice of a healthcare professional if you are concerned about bladder or uterine prolapse. The table below may help you decide whether the SRC Restore compression garments are right for you.
- Stage 1 Urinary Incontinence – light urine loss quantity, maximally 10g (10mls)/24 hours
- Stage 2 Urinary Incontinence – moderate urine loss 11 to 50g (11-50mls)/24 hours
- Stage 1 Uterine Prolapse – uterus protrudes into the upper half of the vagina
- Stage 1 Bladder Prolapse (Cystocele) – bladder slightly protrudes into the vagina
Sizing and measurements
Correct measurement with these garments is crucial to the functionality of the shorts. As they are a medical garment/measured sizes they do not correlate to general/fashion clothing sizes. General fashion sizes also vary drastically by country and by brand (we find that an Australian XS can equate to a S or even M in American sizes) so we strongly recommend you have someone else take your measurements and use this guide to size yourself up.
We also have a video for you to reference in terms of measuring yourself correctly here:
Do not take your own measurement. Compression garments require accurate fit to function.
Be measured in your underwear only. Stand with your heels together and have the person measuring you keep the measuring tape straight. They should place the tape over your hips, pubic bone and bottom at the fullest part. The tape should touch. your body at all points but not be pulled tight.
Frequently asked Questions
DO I NEED TO WEAR UNDERWEAR UNDERNEATH RESTORE?
It’s a personal choice, the Restore garment will provide you support and comfort with or without your underwear.
CAN I WEAR RESTORE TO BED?
Yes, Restore can be worn to bed.
IF I AM USING A PANTY LINER WILL I STILL GET THE BENEFIT OF RESTORE?
Yes, you will still receive benefits whilst wearing a liner.
WILL RESTORE HELP WITH HEAVINESS IN THE PERINEUM?
The Restore gusset has a triple layer support panel and will provide support to the entire perineal area.
WHAT IS AN ANATOMICAL SUPPORT PANEL?
Anatomical Support Panels developed and patented by SRC Health deliver targeted compression.
IF I STOP WEARING RESTORE WILL MY SYMPTOMS OF SUI AND PROLAPSE RETURN?
We recommend that you continue to wear your Restore garment to keep your pelvic floor muscles active thus reducing the risk of symptoms.
DO IN NEED MORE THAN 1 PAIR?
Majority of our customers purchase at least 2 pairs, allowing you to wear one and have one in the wash.
WILL THE MINI LENGTH HELP WITH THIGH CHAFFING?
Yes, the Restore mini leg is quite generous in length and will help avoid chaffing on the inner thighs.
IS THE WAIST BAND TIGHT?
The waistband is a soft narrow and non-restrictive underwear elastic and will not tighten in at the waist, providing the ultimate support and comfort.
CAN I WEAR RESTORE POST-DELIVERY?
SRC Recovery Shorts or Leggings are recommended for new mothers and should be put on as soon as possible after birth and worn for as many hours a day as comfortable for the first 12 weeks postpartum to assist with fast tracking recovery after pregnancy by treating Abdominal Muscle Separation (DRAM), Perineal Tears and stitches, C-Section wounds, Sciatica and Low Back Pain. The SRC Recovery product will assist mobility and make looking after your baby easier, as well as with any stress urinary incontinence (SUI) during this initial 12-week period.
If you experience light SUI or mild uterine or bladder prolapse after this 12-week period, we recommend you a see a Pelvic Health Physical Therapist to check whether you have DRAM. If DRAM is still present, we recommend you continue to wear the Recovery Shorts or Leggings until it has healed fully. Once the abdominal muscle separation is no longer present but you continue to experiencing issues with SUI and prolapse then we recommend you transition to the SRC Restore Uterine Prolapse & Continence Treatment garment.
WHAT TYPE OF FABRIC IS USED TO MAKE RESTORE?
Shell 75% Polyamide 25% Elastane
Lining 80% Polyamide 20 Elastane
WILL RESTORE BE VISIBLE IF I WEAR TIGHT CLOTHING?
The design of the garment and the flatlock seams ensure that Restore sits beautifully on the skin and will not ride or bunch up. The fabric is breathable and will provide both support and comfort.
CAN I GET A HEALTH FUND REBATE?
Possibly. However Not all health funds are the same – you will need to check with your Health Fund prior to submitting your claim.