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Calgary Urinary Incontinence Treatment

Emsella Chair Treatment

ARE YOU SUFFERING WITH BLADDER LEAKING?

Do you tend to avoid doing things you love like working out, running or cycling because you are worried about incontinence?

Has it caught you off guard and embarrassed you?

There is an easy, non-invasive solution that doesn’t involve surgery, endless Kegels, pads or strange tampons.

And yes, for almost everyone, IT DOES WORK!

HOW EMSELLA WORKS

Experience the revolutionary Emsella Chair treatment for Stress Urinary Incontinence in Calgary—an external therapy that requires only sitting on a chair, fully clothed.

Using High-Intensity Focused Electromagnetic (HIFEM) technology, the Emsella Chair employs a powerful 2.5 Tesla magnet (MRI strength) to stimulate pelvic floor muscles.

Through non-invasive electromagnetic energy, it triggers high-frequency contractions, similar to Kegel exercises, (but much more powerful!) while targeting internal muscle groups beyond voluntary control.

This method effectively penetrates and stimulates the entire pelvic floor area, providing thousands of intense contractions (Approximately 11,000 in a single session), surpassing what’s achievable through individual efforts. These contractions aid in muscle strengthening and re-education.

HOW DOES EMSELLA FEEL?

The treatment is comfortably painless, causing only a unique, slightly strange sensation of contractions in the pelvic floor area. Notably, it’s also highly beneficial for men dealing with urinary incontinence.

TREATMENT LENGTH AND OVERVIEW

Duration: 30 minutes per session

Clients are advised to wear comfortable clothing and not to wear any jewelry below their neck for the treatment.

BENEFITS OF EMSELLA

Improved pelvic floor muscle strength, enhanced bladder control, and decreased urinary incontinence.

The Emsella Chair treatment is best for those with mild-moderate stress urinary incontinence and male clients. For those with more severe incontinence or for clients who have tried pelvic floor therapy and have not experienced a reduction in symptoms, we recommend also receiving internal treatments.

STATISTICS & PEER REVIEWED STUDIES

Nearly 75% of patients reported significantly reduced urinary leakage or achieved complete dryness, sustaining these results six months post-treatment.

The majority witnessed a drastic reduction in pad usage or ceased it altogether.

At 1 year post treatments, 86% of patients reported less urine leakage and frequency

34% of participants in the studies reported that urine urgency symptoms were reduced considerably

Even for women with pelvic organ prolapse and previous urinary incontinence surgeries, there was a significant improvement in filling, voiding, and incontinence domains regardless of the severity of prolapse

Emsella can also help with intimate health concerns!

WHO IS NOT A GOOD CANDIDATE FOR EMSELLA?

  • Pregnancy
  • Any Metal Implants or Plates (i.e., pacemakers, metal pins, copper IUDs, electronic implants)
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Pulmonary insufficiency
  • Heart disorders
  • Malignant tumors
  • Any recent medical procedures when the muscle contraction may disrupt the healing process

SIDE EFFECTS OF EMSELLA

The side effects are rare and typically mild, but may include:

  • Muscle soreness
  • Temporary muscle spasms
  • Temporary joint or tendon pain
  • Local skin redness

In rare instances, incontinence may be TEMPORARILY worsened for 1-3 days. This is always temporary and typically resulting from settings that are too high and caused muscle fatigue.

WHAT OTHER OPTIONS EXIST?

TVT SLING OR MESH SURGERY

This treatment is done by a surgeon under general anesthesia. A supportive structure (either mesh or human tissue), is placed beneath the urethra (the conduit for urine passage). This sling functions like a hammock, elevating and providing support to both the urethra and the bladder neck (the juncture connecting the bladder to the urethra) with the aim of lessening the occurrence of unwanted urinary leaking.

Efficacy:
Generally high, but risks and complications should be considered.

Pros:
Decently high rate of efficacy
Permanent solution for some patients

Cons:
Invasive surgery with potential complications such as:

Risks of increased urgency or urine retentionible terms and no repayment penalties

Risks of Infection

Risks of bruising (hematoma)

Risks of bleeding during the operation

Risks of injury to your urethra or nearby organs

Risks of migration of the mesh tape into the bladder, vagina or urethra

  • Requires general anesthesia and associated risks
  • Recovery time required at home
  • Cannot resume most normal activities for 2 weeks
  • Refrain from driving for 2 weeks
  • Refrain from sexual intercourse or strenuous activities for 6 weeks
  • Refrain from lifting anything heavy for several weeks.

Cost:

Surgery is typically covered by Alberta Health Services

PELVIC FLOOR PHYSIOTHERAPY

A trained physiotherapist teaches tailored exercises to help strengthen muscles.

Pros:
Non-invasive
Addresses underlying muscle issues

Cons:
Requires patient compliance
Requires commitment to regular sessions
Results may take time

Cost:
Approx. 6-9 sessions over 6-18 weeks

Efficacy:

Approx. 50-70% depending on severity, cause of incontinence and patient compliance to practicing exercises at home

Cost:
$75-$85 per hour

Excellent compliment to Fotona Laser for Incontinence

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