Pelvic Floor & Urinary Incontinence

Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation

Now There is HOPE with Incontinence and Erectile Dysfunction

Bladder leakage is not your fault… and you shouldn’t have to suffer any more.  Pelvic Floor rehabilitation using Extracorporeal Magnetic Innervation (high powered magnetic frequency) is FDA approved for treatment of Urinary Incontinence and helps with Erectile Dysfunction by stimulating and rehabilitating the nervous system that supports and innervates the muscles of the pelvic floor.

✓ No Drugs… No Surgery… No Invasive Probes

✓ No more bouncing around to numerous doctors with no answers… AND…..

✓ No more Humiliation!

Recuperation can be as simple as sitting in a chair, fully clothed. The pelvic floor controls your urinary, bowel & sexual functions yet these muscles are your most neglected.

This breakthrough technology builds strength and endurance back into the pelvic floor muscles. Think of it like this: the pelvic floor is the conductor of our urinary orchestra. Our urinary function is complex but needs to be in harmony.

The therapy works by creating a pulsed magnetic field which easily penetrates bone and soft tissues, simultaneously reaching all nerves and muscles controlling urinary function.

Struggling to hold on? Worried that you may not make it to the toilet in time?

Incontinence affects men and women of all ages for various reasons but one of the most common issues is weakened pelvic floor muscles.  Whether it be due to child birth, weight lifting or just part of the aging process, help is available.  Yes, we should all be doing our pelvic floor exercises but how do you do them when you can’t feel them in the first place?  This is the problem faced by both men and women.

What is the Magnetic Pelvic Floor Chair?

The Magnetic Pelvic Floor Chair is a highly advanced piece of equipment that uses Extracorporeal Magnetic Innervation or magnetic fields to contract the muscles of the pelvic floor using a magnetic frequency that is much stronger than any TENS machine or other electrical muscle stimulation device.  The Pelvic Floor Chair is FDA approved for the treatment of stress, urge or mixed incontinence.  The magnetic chair exercises all of the muscles in the pelvic floor region to rebuild strength and endurance to restore bladder and bowel control.  The magnetic chair is capable of doing upwards of 200 pelvic floor exercises per minute at 20 times greater the intensity than the patient can do themself!

What is treatment like?

Treatment is painless. The power/frequency levels are able to be adjusted to ensure comfort at all times.  The patient sits fully clothed on the magnetic chair for 22 minutes in total. Once the treatment cycle begins the pelvic floor muscles start contracting and strengthening.  A cycle on the magnetic chair consists of a 10 minute cycle, a 2 minute break and then another 10 minute cycle.  Treatment appointments are scheduled every 30 minutes.  Many patients read a book, play on their phone or bring some headphones and listen to music during the treatment.

Will Insurance Cover This Treatment?

Insurance may cover some of the services associated with this treatment.  Our Insurance team will gladly verify your insurance to determine how much of the services will be covered.

How long is the treatment plan?

A course on the Magnetic Chair usually involves 16 treatments (sometimes up to 20-24) and goes for 8 weeks with 2 treatments per week.  A minimum of one day gap between treatments is required – ie. treatments can be done on a Monday and then Wednesday, or Tuesday and Thursday.  At the end of the 16 treatments most patients are experiencing at least 50% improvement in their condition.

Is the magnetic chair suitable for everyone?

Most people are suitable for the Magnetic Chair however there are some medical conditions where the Magnetic Chair is not the recommended treatment option and you will be advised on this following an initial consult.  The Magnetic Chair is not suitable for people who are pregnant, have a cardiac pacemaker or sensory deprivation (unable to feel sensation specifically in the buttocks region).  Magnetic Chair treatment can continue without any concern during your menstrual cycle as well.  Young children are welcomed to sit in the room with their parent as The Magnetic Chair is set up in a private room and the children can play on the floor.

What results will I get from doing a course on the Magnetic Chair?

Most patients report excellent results from a course on the Magnetic Chair however everyone is different and this can vary depending on the level of muscle tone to begin with. Many find that once completing a course on the Magnetic Chair they can then go on to correctly perform pelvic floor muscle strengthening exercises themselves as the treatment has given them a much needed boost to their muscle strength and they can actually feel that they are doing it correctly.  Some patients choose to try the Magnetic Chair to avoid surgery for severe incontinence issues and the results from these patients may be only fair to average.

Erectile Dysfunction

A man is considered to have erectile dysfunction if he regularly finds it difficult getting or keeping a firm enough erection to be able to have sex, or if it interferes with other sexual activity.  At Hope Health & Wellness, we have a revolutionary treatment protocol that may help Erectile Dysfunction. Click HERE for more info.

Most men have occasionally experienced some difficulty with their penis becoming hard or staying firm. However, erectile dysfunction (ED) is only considered a concern if satisfactory sexual performance has been impossible on a number of occasions for some time.

Since the discovery that the drug sildenafil, or Viagra, affect penile erections, most people have become aware that ED is a treatable medical condition.

  • Erectile dysfunction (ED) is defined as persistent difficulty achieving and maintaining an erection sufficient to have sex.
  • Causes are usually medical but can also be psychological.
  • Organic causes are usually the result of an underlying medical condition affecting the blood vessels or nerves supplying the penis.
  • Numerous prescription drugs, recreational drugs, alcohol, and smoking, can all cause ED.

The following list summarizes many of the most common physical or organic causes of ED:

 

 

  • Parkinson’s Disease
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Hormonal disorders including thyroid conditions and testosterone deficiency
  • Structural or anatomical disorder of the penis, such as Peyronie disease
  • Smoking, alcoholism, and substance abuse, including cocaine use
  • Treatments for prostate disease
  • Surgical complications
  • Injuries in the pelvic area or spinal cord
  • Radiation therapy to the pelvic region

Atherosclerosis is a common cause of blood flow problems. Atherosclerosis causes a narrowing or clogging of arteries in the penis, preventing the necessary blood flow to the penis to produce an erection.

Numerous prescription medications can also cause ED, including those below. Anyone taking prescription medications should consult their doctor before stopping or changing their medications:

  • Drugs to control high blood pressure
  • Heart medications such as digoxin
  • Some diuretics
  • Drugs that act on the central nervous system, including some sleeping pills and amphetamines
  • Anxiety treatments
  • Antidepressants, including monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), and tricyclic antidepressants
  • Opioid painkillers
  • Some cancer drugs, including chemotherapeutic agents
  • Prostate treatment drugs
  • Anticholinergics
  • Hormone drugs
  • Peptic ulcer medication cimetidine

Exercises

There are exercises a man can carry out to reduce the effects of ED.

The best way to treat erectile dysfunction without medication is by strengthening the pelvic floor muscles with Kegel exercises. These are often associated with women looking to strengthen their pelvic area during pregnancy, but they can be effective for men looking to regain full function of the penis.

Firstly, find the pelvic floor muscles. You can achieve this by stopping mid-stream two or three times the next time you urinate. The muscles you can feel working during this process are the pelvic floor muscles, and they will be the focus of Kegel exercises.

One Kegel exercise consists of tightening and holding these muscles for 5 seconds and then releasing them. Try to do between 10 and 20 repetitions each day. This may not be possible when you first start doing the exercises. However, they should become easier over time.

You should be able to notice an improvement after 6 weeks.

Make sure you are breathing naturally throughout this process and avoid pushing down as if you are forcing urination. Instead, bring the muscles together in a squeezing motion.

Aerobic exercise, such a jog or even a brisk walk, can also help the blood to circulate better and can help improve ED in men who have circulation issues.

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