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The Connection Between Pelvic Floor Strengthening & Kegel Chairs

An involuntary leakage of urine, also called urinary incontinence, affects over 50% of women. Even though that’s over half of the female population, those who suffer from urinary incontinence can often feel ashamed, embarrassed, and uncomfortable socializing and completing daily tasks in fear of having an accident.

If you’ve been wearing pads and hoping for the best, this blog is for you! At ETCOA, we understand how debilitating this condition can be and are dedicated to helping you find a real, effective treatment for your urinary incontinence. Keep on reading to learn everything you need to know about our latest and greatest treatment for a leaky, uncontrollable bladder.

What Is Urinary Incontinence?

Urinary incontinence is characterized by urine leakage or the inability to control bowel movements. It can range in severity anywhere from light leakage to complete loss of control. There are different types of incontinence, but the most common include stress, urge, and mixed incontinence. 

Stress Incontinence

As its name suggests, stress incontinence occurs when the bladder is under stress, like lifting something heavy, laughing, or sneezing. Many women develop stress incontinence after childbirth, leading to urine leakage while trying to complete everyday activities like picking up their baby or exercising. You may be more likely to develop stress incontinence if you had bowel problems during your pregnancy or had a long labor. 

Urge Incontinence

Urge incontinence often causes emergency, late-night trips to the bathroom. If you have urge incontinence, you can be quickly overcome by the urge to urinate and may not make it to the toilet in time. Urge incontinence can especially cause negative emotional and social effects since the urges are unexpected but immediate. 

Mixed Incontinence

Like stress and urge incontinence, mixed incontinence is true to its name. This condition is characterized by two types of incontinence: stress and urge. Most often, people with mixed incontinence experience bouts of an urgent need to urinate and urine leakage when picking up heavy objects, laughing, or sneezing. 

What Causes Urinary Incontinence?

There are numerous causes of urinary incontinence, but some common causes in females include:

  • Weakened pelvic floor muscles
  • UTI (urinary tract infection)
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Aging 
  • Hormonal changes

After pregnancy, women can experience weakened pelvic floor muscles from the stress of childbirth, pressure on the bladder, and hormonal changes. In fact, one in every three women experiences some form of urinary incontinence after pregnancy. 

How Can I Treat Urinary Incontinence?

If you’ve been trying to treat urinary incontinence with uncomfortable at-home exercises and gimmicky alternative therapies, you’re in luck! There’s a science-backed, evidence-based treatment for urinary incontinence at ETCOA! 

So, what is it? Drum roll, please…. The EMSELLA Kegal Chair! This innovative, effective treatment is quick, non-invasive, and comfortable. Using High-Intensity Focused Electromagnetic (HIFEM) technology, the EMSELLA chair stimulates deep pelvic floor muscles to rehabilitate neuromuscular control. This electric energy contracts your muscles, which creates a stronger, more functional pelvic floor. 

If you’re familiar with Kegels, it’s estimated that one EMSELLA session equals 11,000 kegel exercises. But, with EMSELLA, you can sit back and relax while your pelvic floor muscles get their much-needed workout. 

How Soon Can I See Results with EMSELLA Kegel Chair?

You can see results after just one treatment, with results coming to fruition over the following weeks. At ETCOA, we recommend bi-weekly treatments for six weeks to achieve optimal results. These sessions are 30 minutes or less, and even though they’re short, they’re effective.

During treatment, you sit fully clothed on the treatment chair and can even read a book, watch TV, and relax while undergoing treatment. Before your session, our team at ETCOA will evaluate your symptoms and offer a personalized treatment plan, so you can get back to living your life to the fullest—as soon as possible!

Live Your Life Worry-Free with ETCOA

If you’re suffering from any kind of urinary incontinence, you’re a great candidate for the EMSELLA kegel chair! We encourage anyone experiencing urine leakage or loss of bladder control to reach out to our team to learn more about EMSELLA! 

With our team of specialists and this innovative technology, you can achieve the life-changing results you’ve always dreamed of! Say goodbye to embarrassing moments, bulky pads, and insecurity with EMSELLA & ETCOA today!

Interested in Treating Your Urinary Incontinence with EMSELLA? Call Us Today!

Proudly serving Lake Orion & Birmingham, MI & beyond, ETCOA is here to help you live a happier, more fulfilling life. Whether you’re struggling with weak pelvic floor muscles, endometriosis, or other condition, our team of compassionate, knowledgeable professionals can help diagnose and treat your ailment. Call us at (248) 609-6040 or contact us online to schedule an appointment! 

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