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Pelvic Floor Therapy Specialist

Shine Health and Wellness

Family Medicine & Functional Medicine located in Pasadena, CA

Pelvic Floor Therapy


SAY NO TO INCONTINENCE

ABOUT URINARY INCONTINENCE:

Urinary incontinence is defined as the involuntary leakage of urine. This might be a result of weak pelvic floor muscles since pelvic floor muscles play an important role in supporting pelvic organs and controlling continence. There are three different types of urinary incontinence:

Stress incontinence: is when there is exerted pressure on the bladder causing leakage. This can be caused by coughing, laughing, sneezing, or exercising.

Urge: is the sudden, intense urge to urinate frequently.

Mixed incontinence: is a combination of both stress and urge incontinence

Physiological changes can contribute to the development of urinary incontinence; changes such as vaginal delivery, menopause, and aging can decondition pelvic floor muscles. In order to improve symptoms, it is important to strengthen these muscles. Possible ways to improve your condition may include lifestyle changes and Kegel exercises.

MECHANISM OF ACTION:

BTL EMSELLA is the HIFEM® procedure, that utilizes electromagnetic energy, at a high frequency, to cause pelvic floor muscle stimulation completely non-invasively. Similar to the contractions you perform when doing a Kegel exercise. What makes this treatment effective is the in-depth penetration and stimulation of the entire pelvic floor area. A single session brings you thousands of intense contractions that you would not be able to do on your own. These contractions are very helpful when it comes to muscle strengthening and re-education.

PATIENT POSITIONING: 

1 Sit comfortably at the center of the chair.

2 To achieve correct treatment position height of the chair can be set. Your health care provider will help you with this.

3 Your feet should be flat on the floor, shoulder width apart (which varies patient to patient).

4 Place your knees just above your feet at a 90-degree angle with slight outward rotation.

5 Angle your pelvic area closest to the center of the chair, you may have to tilt forward or backward to get the right angle.

6 Keep your spine straight and relax your hands on your thighs.

7 The first minute of therapy is there to help you gauge positioning. The tapping should be over the perineum (see figure below). Either adjust forward, back, or towards either side to find the target area.

ADDITIONAL PATIENT FACTS:

Do not lean back on the chair.

Do not hunch your back.

Keep feet flat on the ground.

Do not keep your legs together, crossed, or too spread out.

Jewelry, belts, cards, coins, wallet, and watches should be removed before treatment. Also keep phones and other electronics away from the device. Wear comfortable clothing, nothing too tight that will prevent correct positioning

 


Q & A

What is Incontinence?

Urinary incontinence is defined as the involuntary leakage of urine. There are three different types of urinary incontinence:

  • Stress incontinence is when there is exerted pressure on the bladder causing leakage. This can be caused by coughing, laughing, sneezing, or exercising
  • Urge incontinence is the sudden, intense urge to urinate frequently
  • Mixed incontinence is a combination of both stress and urge incontinence

What Causes Urinary Incontinence?

This might be a result of weak pelvic floor muscles since pelvic floor muscles play an important role in supporting pelvic organs and controlling continence. Physiological changes can contribute to the development of urinary incontinence; changes such as vaginal delivery, menopause, and aging can decondition pelvic floor muscles.

How Can I Treat My Incontinence?

Emsella is a great option for men and women of any age who desire a solution for urinary incontinence and improvement in their quality of life. Studies confirm 95% of patients report an improved quality of life.*

How Long Does an Emsella Treatment Last?

Your provider will tailor a treatment plan for you. A typical treatment takes about 30 minutes and you will need about 6 sessions, scheduled twice a week.

What Does an Emsella Treatment Feel Like?

You will experience tingling and pelvic floor muscle contractions during the procedure. You may resume daily activities immediately after the treatment.

How Fast Will I See Results from Emsella treatments?

You may observe improvement after a single session. The results will typically continue to improve over the next few weeks.**