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Incontinence and How the Pelvic Toner Chair can help

A leap in Adaptive Technology

  • ElectroMagnetic Stimulation (EMS) of muscles is being used in an increasing number of therapeutic situations.
  • It is proven to be ultra-safe with few or no contraindications.

What weakens the pelvic floor?

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  • Supporting the weight of the uterus during pregnancy
  • Vaginal childbirth and overstretch of the muscles
  • The pressure of obesity
  • Constant coughing
  • Chronic constipation and straining
  • Lower levels of oestrogen after menopause
  • Some surgery that require cutting the muscles
  • Ageing

Incontinence

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  • If your pelvic floor muscles are weakened, the internal organs will lack support and this leads to loss of control called INCONTINENCE.
  • Incontinence is a term that describes any accidental or involuntary loss of urine from the bladder (urinary incontinence).
  • Incontinence is a widespread condition that ranges in severity from ‘just a small leak’ to complete loss of bladder or bowel control. 
  • Over 5 million Australians suffer from incontinence for a variety of reasons.
  • Incontinence can be treated and managed.  
  • In many cases it can also be cured.

Where is the Pelvic Floor located?

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Symptoms of a weakened pelvic floor

  • Sometimes leaking urine when coughing, sneezing, laughing or playing sport
  • Leaking before actually engaging in urine evacuation
  • Sometimes leaking when changing position from lying or seated to a standing position
  • Reduced sensation in the vagina
  • Needing to go to the toilet two or three times at night
  • Tampons that dislodge or fall out
  • A distinct bulge at vagina opening
  • Feeling you have not completely emptied your bladder
  • Having to plan your activities around proximity to toilets

Weakened Pelvic Floor

  • If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions you may have a pelvic floor muscle problem.
  • Poor bladder control can range from the occasional leak when you laugh, cough or exercise to the complete inability to control your bladder, which may cause you to completely wet yourself. 
  • Other symptoms you may experience include the constant need to urgently or frequently visit the toilet, associated with ‘accidents’.
  • Urinary incontinence is a common condition that is commonly associated with pregnancy, childbirth, menopause or a range of chronic conditions such as asthma, diabetes or arthritis. 

Types of Incontinence

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There are different types of incontinence with a number of possible causes. The following are the most common:

  • Stress incontinence 
  • Urge incontinence 
  • Incontinence associated with chronic tension
  • Functional incontinence  

Urinary incontinence can be caused by many things, but can be treated, better managed and in many cases cured.  

For this reason, it is important to talk to your doctor or a continence advisor about your symptoms, in order to get on top of them.

What does the Pelvic Toner Chair do?

The Pelvic Toner Chair provides a treatment that is:

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The Pelvic Toner Chair
  • Walk in / Walk out while fully clothed 
  • Non-invasive with no discomfort avoiding surgical options
  • Convenient with no down time or recovery period
  • Effective treatment for the entire pelvic floor
  • Solution designed for busy and active women who want to live their life to the fullest.

How does it work?

  • The Pelvic Toner Chair uses ElectroMagnetic Stimulation, focused on the pelvis.
  • It gives over 10,000 contractions in 20 minutes while sitting in the chair. 

This strengthens the entire pelvic floor resulting in:

  • Incontinence Improvement
  • Vaginal tightening
  • Organ support

If you’d like any more information on how we can assist you with any incontinence concerns or how the Pelvic Toner Chair may be able to assist you please contact us at Epic Life Physio in Mona Vale on (02) 9997 4587 or book an appointment online.

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