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Non Surgical Treatment for Urinary Incontinence

If you experience bladder control problems, you are not alone. In fact, an estimated 5 million Australians experience some form of incontinence. If you experience a sudden or unexpected loss of bladder control or bladder leakage when you are active, we could have a solution for you.

You no longer have to suffer from stress incontinence, urge incontinence or overflow incontinence. Book a complimentary and private consultation with Albany Creek Doctors. We have non-surgical and drug-free options available that are FDA and TGA cleared for the treatment of urinary incontinence.

Call 07 3554 3740 or book your complimentary consultation online today.

What is urinary incontinence?

Urinary incontinence is an involuntary leakage of urine and is a widespread condition that can affect you at any age. Urinary incontinence is more prevalent with age, with an estimated 50% of those aged 50 years and over suffering from incontinence. Other than age, urinary incontinence may be caused by menopause, pregnancy, child birth, female surgeries such as hysterectomy, or significant weight changes.

There are three different classifications of urinary incontinence that can affect men and women. You may experience one type of incontinence or a combination referred to as mixed incontinence.

What is stress incontinence?

Stress incontinence, often referred to as bladder leakage, is the unexpected loss of bladder control and urine leakage when you cough, laugh, jump, sneeze, or when pressure is put on the bladder. Loss of bladder control can happen when you are active, resulting in a small or large amount of urine leakage. Stress incontinence often means missing active moments with your loved ones or personal active moments due to the fear of an accident.

What is urge incontinence?

Symptoms of urge incontinence include a sudden and often intense urge to urinate, followed by an involuntary loss of urine. Urge incontinence can hinder quality of life due to frequently needing to go to the toilet, sometimes every half hour or so. This condition means that patients will always need to know where a toilet is when out and about, often restricting activities. Urge incontinence commonly disrupts sleep due to the need to frequently wake and urinate during the night.

What is overflow incontinence?

Constant dribbling or slow leakage of urine can be a symptom of overflow incontinence. Overflow incontinence occurs when the bladder does not empty completely.

The Emsella Chair – FDA Cleared Non-Surgical Incontinence Treatment

The Emsella Chair is an FDA cleared medical device that uses electromagnetic waves, focused on the pelvis, giving over 12,000 pelvic floor contractions in 28 minutes.

The Emsella Chair works to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles while you sit fully clothed in the chair. This non-surgical, non-invasive treatment also assists nerves to become less over-reactive to reduce the urge to go to the toilet so often.

Benefits of treating urinary incontinence

  • The Emsella Chair is an FDA approved and TGA cleared device for the treatment of urinary incontinence
  • Treats the entire pelvic floor
  • Delivers thousands of pelvic contractions per session
  • Patients remain fully clothed
  • No downtime or recovery after treatment

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if Emsella is right for me?

The first step is to have an appointment with one of our doctors. During this consultation the doctor will ask you a range of questions. There will be no need for an internal examination.

When is the best time to get treatment for a bladder leakage?

Each patient is different, but when a lack of bladder control is affecting your life or stopping you from doing activities you want to do, or affects your confidence, it may be time to meet with one of our doctors in a free consultation to discuss your concerns.

What does the Emsella Chair feel like?

Simply sit on the chair and you will be positioned correctly. It is a comfortable treatment where you remain fully clothed throughout the treatment. You will receive thousands of pelvic contractions during your session on the Emsella chair.

How long do I sit in the chair and how many Emsella Chair treatments will I need?

A standard course of treatment consists of a total of 6 sessions over 3 weeks, with two 30 minute sessions per week, for three weeks.

How long do treatments take?

Each treatment takes half an hour of sitting on the Emsella Chair.

How long until I see/ feel results?

Each patient is different, however many people feel a benefit after the first treatment with results improving over the three weeks of treatment.

Does the treatment replace Kegel exercises or pelvic floor exercises?

A pelvic floor muscle contraction stimulated by the Emsella Chair is much more intense than a voluntary contraction that you could do when performing Kegel exercises. The Emsella chair gives thousands of supra-maximal pelvic muscle contractions in a 30 minute treatment. Therefore, Emsella Chair treatment is considered more effective.

The Next Step

The next step is to take action and get personalised information from one of our doctors on your concerns. The treatment outlined on this page requires a consultation with a doctor. Please call 07 3554 3740 or book your complimentary consultation online.