Evidence-Based Technology That Helps Strengthen Your Pelvic Floor

There are many conditions involving weak pelvic floor muscle that can manifest themselves in a wide range of different diagnoses. Whether you’re struggling with a condition like stress incontinence, urge incontinence or experiencing weakened pelvic floor muscles post-childbirth, there are plenty of reasons why you may want to find ways to improve strength in your pelvic floor muscles.

Classic Kegals or ‘pelvic floor muscle exercises’ are the traditional method to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles. However, to make true strength changes, these exercises require a 12-16 week program. While these traditional treatments can lead to stronger pelvic floor muscles over time, time is a luxury many don’t have. Plus, exercises like the ones above done in treatment sessions aren’t as easy for patients to do in their own time.

In fact, 98% of Australian women don’t perform pelvic floor muscles at the recommended dosage, despite dealing with issues as a result of weak pelvic floor muscles. And for those who do regular muscle contractions to strengthen the pelvic floor, exercises are often not performed with correct technique.

At Sydney Pelvic Clinic, we understand the ways life can get in the way of proper treatment. Daily activities can eat up much of our time, limiting time to do exercises that treat weakened pelvic floor muscles.

Thankfully, new technologies are emerging that are making treatments for issues like stress urinary incontinence, sexual dysfunction or bladder leakage a breeze. One such treatment includes the Emsella Chair.

Emsella is a great choice if you are looking to strengthen the pelvic floor muscle. In this article, we’re going to go over what exactly the pelvic floor is, and why someone may want to look into strengthening their pelvic floor muscles. Then, we’ll take a closer look at what the Emsella chair entails, and the types of conditions it can treat.

What is the Pelvic Floor?

The muscles in your pelvic floor are the muscles that support your bladder, bowels, and for women, their uterus and vagina. They are located between a person’s tailbone and the pubic bone, held within the pelvis.

How Do I Know If I Have Pelvic Floor Issues?

The muscles in a person’s pelvic region are designed to keep organs like the bladder, bowels, and uterus secure and stable.

When these muscles become weakened, the pelvic organs will no longer be fully supported. As a result, a person can develop a number of conditions, including urinary and faecal incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse and sexual dysfunction.

Common Pelvic Floor Conditions

What conditions can develop as a result of a weak pelvic floor? Some include:

  • Stress Urinary Incontinence
  • Urge Urinary Incontinence
  • Faecal Incontinence
  • Pelvic Organ Prolapse
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Reduced sexual sensation / ability to orgasm
  • Post Prostatectomy Incontinence

Treating Pelvic Floor Issues with Technology

Conditions resulting from a weak pelvic floor are typically treated with physiotherapy exercises, combined with other treatments, depending on a patient’s symptoms or condition. However, with new technologies, treating pelvic floor issues has never been easier.

We want to stress that while these new treatments are making strides in how we address pelvic floor muscle weakness, they are not a replacement. In many cases, a combination of traditional treatment options with new technologies may be needed to alleviate symptoms.

That being said, there is plenty to be hopeful about when it comes to these new treatment options! Let’s take a look at what you need to know about Emsella Chair treatments.

What is Emsella Chair Treatment?

The Emsella Chair is a breakthrough technology designed to help both men and women with weak pelvic floor muscles and treat conditions ranging from incontinence to sexual dysfunction. This non-invasive and painless treatment method has been known to provide results after just one Emsella session.

Using electromagnetic energy, the Emsella Chair works to trigger supramaximal pelvic floor muscle contractions. These contractions will work to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles.

As we touched on above, the Emsella Chair can be used to create significant improvement for a number of pelvic floor conditions. Those looking for a urinary incontinence treatment that is non-invasive and easy to do, requiring no labour on their part, should take advantage of this new technology.

This therapy can treat conditions including:

  • Stress Urinary Incontinence
  • Urge Urinary Incontinence
  • Post-Prostatectomy
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Childbirth Recovery

Pursuing Treatment with the Sydney Pelvic Clinic

If you are interested in exploring therapy options like the Emsella chair, look no further than us!

The team here at Sydney Pelvic Clinic is ready to help you explore this option as a part of your overall treatment plan. Whether you’re looking to save time performing exercises or have limitations preventing you from doing so, this technology is here and ready to get you on the path to better pelvic health.

To learn more about this, and other technologies at our clinic, simply click here to book a consultation. Our team is ready to help.

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