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Pelvic health therapy device wins Canada-wide competition

ORIGINAL ARTICLE, newswire.ca, October 14, 2021

TORONTOOct. 14, 2021 /CNW/ – A device designed for the 1 in 3 women worldwide who will have pelvic health problems has won the 2021 AGE-WELL National Impact Challenge.

In making her winning pitch, the product’s inventor, Rachel Bartholomew, CEO of Hyivy Health, spoke about her own personal health challenges.

Rachel Bartholomew, founder and CEO of Hyivy Health, has created a connected smart rehabilitation device for women who have pelvic health complications. (CNW Group/AGE-WELL Network of Centres of Excellence (NCE))

Bartholomew had already dealt with a series of pelvic issues in her life when she was diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2019 at age 28.  As she was recovering from surgery and radiation, she connected with other women facing similar challenges with cancer aftercare, including the reality that pelvic problems would have a long-term impact on their health. It inspired Bartholomew to launch Hyivy Health and create a new form of pelvic rehabilitation.

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