Incontinence is one area that has a truly significant impact on our quality of life. From the occasional leakage when we cough, sneeze, jump, dance or laugh, to the constant need to use the bathroom… the truth is when incontinence moves in, some of our dignity moves out. It’s frustrating and it can be embarrassing.
But you are not alone.
Almost half of the population of women will leak urine and suffer with urinary incontinence at some point in their lives. Women are shown to suffer more with urinary incontinence than men with influences from health conditions such as diabetes and obesity as well as pregnancy and delivery and hormonal changes through menopause. Many women will also recognise this change as they get older with age-related weakening of the pelvic floor muscles which can impact your bladder and increase the prevalence and odds of having incontinence.
Did you know there are 4 main types of Urinary Incontinence?
- 1. Stress Incontinence – this is when activity or movement causes you to leak urine.
- 2. Overactive bladder/ Urgency incontinence – this is when you must urgently go to the toilet and sometimes can’t make it there in time.
- 3. Mixed incontinence – this is typically where there is a combination of two or more of the types of incontinence.
- 4. Overflow incontinence – this is where the bladder doesn’t empty completely, and small amounts then leak later because your bladder is too full. Men will experience overflow incontinence more so than women.
One of the main impacting factors to incontinence are weak pelvic floor muscles. These muscles support your bladder, uterus, and bowel. Just like the muscles in the rest of our body, we need to activate them to keep them in shape.
BioConnect looks at each patient individually to review your past and present medical history, symptoms and lifestyle and creates a treatment plan to best suit your needs and improve your quality of life.
With the option of our in-house medical equipment specifically designed for incontinence, the Emsella chair, patients can in as little as three weeks significantly improve their struggle with urinary incontinence.
No longer do you need to be restricted to the confines of wearing black pants in fear of exposure, or always having to wear a pad when doing life, the time is now to reach out to a specialist who can help. It’s time to say NO to incontinence and YES to a better you.
But that’s not all the Emsella chair does….click here to learn more.
Frequently Asked Questions
The Emsella is a non-invasive treatment that improves pelvic floor muscle tone allowing both males and females to address their urinary incontinence symptoms. The name is represented as "EM" for Electromagnetic and "Sella" the meaning for chair in Latin.
Emsella utilizes electromagnetic energy to deliver thousands of supramaximal pelvic floor muscle contractions in a single session meaning that with these types of contractions your muscles work 100% for 100% of the time. EMSELLA works on the principle of patented* high-intensity focused electromagnetic procedure (HIFEM). This is an extremely powerful focused electromagnetic field. Its high intensity enables it to reach muscle contractions while sitting comfortably on the EMSELLA applicator.
The HIFEM technology creates supramaximal contractions in your pelvic floor causing the muscles to get tighter and larger. Tighter and larger pelvic floor muscles will reduce the amount of leaking you get from stress incontinence. We know that Kegels help to decrease urinary incontinence by increasing pelvic floor tone. No longer do you have to worry if you are doing Kegels correctly – this chair does this work for you! Each session will deliver approximately 11,000 Kegels in a 28 minute session strengthening that pelvic floor muscle. What might naturally take you 7 years to do, you can now do in 30 minutes!
Both men and women over the age of 18 years who desire a solution for symptoms of urinary incontinence and improvement to their sexual health.
It is important to remember that incontinence is not only a womenâ€™s issue.
EMSELLA Chair treatment treats stress incontinence, urge incontinence and mixed incontinence, improving sexual health in both males and females. It can also help women with mild prolapse.
We frequently see postpartum and postmenopausal women representing the largest female patient population who suffer from Urinary incontinence (UI).
Men after prostatectomy represent the largest male patient population seeking improvement in incontinence and erectile dysfunction.
Your Physician will review your medical history with you but the following will disqualify you from treatment:
- Cardiac pacemakers
- Metal or electronic implants
It entails sitting on a chair for 28 minutes. It is not painful. Patients describe it as a tingling sensation and strong pulsation as the pelvic floor muscles contract while sitting on the device.
Treatment takes 28 minutes. Why 28 minutes? Because after this point, your pelvic floor muscles are fatigued and naturally need to rest. After the treatment you can continue about your day without any downtime needed. No specific clothing is required for treatment and neither do you need to remove your clothing. We recommend that you come in comfortable clothing like workout clothes or leggings for the most comfortable experience.
The EMSELLA treatment is non-invasive so no recovery time is needed, and the treatment is pain-free. Some side effects experienced after treatment to the area include muscular pain, temporary muscle spasms, and temporary joint or tendon pain (remember it is working the pelvic floor muscle as if it went to the gym ). Very rarely erythema or skin redness may occur. In some cases, incontinence may worsen in the next 48 hours from the first treatment because of sore muscles but improvement is quickly seen soon after.
Each patient is an individual and for some, improvement may be seen after a single session. Results will continue to improve over the following weeks with a noticeable improvement after the third session. The best results with the treatment can be seen 2-4 weeks after the recommended 6 treatments.
After your course of 6 sessions, you will see a significant improvement in your symptoms but like all muscles, we have to use them regularly to avoid weakening. Depending on the severity of your incontinence, you and your Physician will discuss if a top-up session is needed. This can be repeated at any time, though most patients will come back after 6 to 12 months to do a repeat of the six sessions. Other patients have found the best results by doing one maintenance session per month to continue the results
Yes. Patients suffering from overactive bladders have reported that they can hold their bladders for longer and feel the need to urinate less frequently.
Yes. Patients who suffer with prolapse have reported improved symptoms of urge incontinence as the Emsella treatment plan can strengthen the muscles around the bladder. This will not treat or cure prolapse, but it can help.
We do not recommend you have treatment on your heavy period days. We will work to create the best schedule for you to receive optimum results.
By improving blood flow to the pelvic area, the Emsella has been proven to successfully treat erectile dysfunction as a result of improving blood flow to the pelvic area to naturally achieve an erection.
EMSELLA has a proven ability to strengthen pelvic muscles. The result of this is that is it increases the ability for patients to more easily achieve orgasm, experience stronger orgasms, and lead to an increased sensation which has a positive effect on sexual wellness and intimate relationships.
Before starting your treatment, you will have a consultation with your healthcare provider. At that first visit, once given clearance to start treatment, you will be shown to our Emsella treatment room where your therapist will explain the treatment and help to position you on the Emsella. The first appointment will be approximately 45 minutes including the consultation and treatment session. Each treatment session after this will be approximately 30 minutes. You will not be able to hold any electronic devices whilst sitting on the Emsella but we have created this space to be a relaxing oasis while you get the full benefits of treatment.
Emsella is MEDICAL CE MARKED and FDA CLEARED and the only machine on the market using HIFEM technology. EMSELLA is supported by numerous clinical trials proving results. It has 95% patient satisfaction.
To see the best results, you will need to perform two treatments per week for a period of 3 consecutive weeks, a total of 6 treatments. At your first appointment, you will meet with your healthcare provider to review your individual case and can start treatment that day once clearance is given.
Each appointment is BDS $300.00
The full package if paid in full of 6 sessions is BDS$1500.00 Click here to learn more about EMSELLA.
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