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Non Invasive Treatment for Urinary Incontinence Canberra

Unexpected, sudden or involuntary loss of bladder control when you sneeze, cough, jump or laugh can hinder quality of life. Always needing to know where the nearest toilet is because you suffer from the urge to urinate so sudden and strong can make outings stressful.

Bladder leakage or urinary incontinence is a problematic medical condition that can impact confidence and can be a cause of embarrassment. Up to 40% of women and 11% of men in Australia suffer from urinary incontinence or frequent urge to urinate.

If you suffer from any form of urinary incontinence (stress incontinence, urge incontinence or overflow incontinence), book a discrete appointment with Wattle Street Medical Practice. We have multiple treatment options that are FDA approved, to suit your specific concern.

Call 02 6248 5446 to book your consultation today.

What is urinary incontinence?

Urinary incontinence is any uncontrolled leakage of urine. Incontinence may be caused or effected by ageing, menopause, pregnancy, child birth, dramatic weight changes and female surgeries such as hysterectomy. The prevalence and severity of urinary incontinence increases with age.

  • 20-30% of women over the age of 18 have urinary incontinence
  • 11% of men have frequently urination issues
  • 30-40% of women over 40 have urinary incontinence
  • 50% of mature age women have urinary incontinence
  • From the first signs of bladder leakage to the time of seeking a diagnosis and treatment solutions, women wait on average 6.5 years

There are three main types of urinary incontinence in women and men. Patients may experience one type or mixed incontinence, which is when you experience more than one type of urinary incontinence.

What is stress incontinence?

Stress incontinence, often referred to as light bladder leakage, occurs when pressure is put on the bladder, causing urine to leak. This can be as simple as slouching when you sit, or from coughing, laughing or sneezing, exercising or jumping, resulting in a small or large amount of urine leakage. This can be embarrassing and mean you restrict or cut out many enjoyable activities that could cause leakage.

What is urge incontinence?

Urge incontinence symptoms include a sudden and often intense urge to urinate, commonly followed by an involuntary loss of urine. Frequent visits to the toilet during the day, sometimes every half hour or hour, meaning you will always need to know where a toilet is when you are out, this quite often restricts activities. Urge incontinence typically disrupts sleep due to the need to wake frequently and urinate.

What is overflow incontinence?

When your bladder does not empty completely, this leads to consistent dribbling or urination.

The Emsella Chair – Non-Invasive Incontinence Treatment

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

Treatment strengthens pelvic floor muscles so you can contract and control the bladder, avoiding what is commonly referred to as light bladder leakage or stress incontinence.

The 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 at Wattle Street Medical Practice

  • The Emsella Chair is an FDA approved 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
  • Highly trained doctors

How Emsella Chair Works

Frequently Asked Questions

Can Emsella Chair help with vaginal tightening?

The Emsella chair will strengthen the entire pelvic area with many patients reporting improvements with vaginal tightening from this treatment. 

When should you seek treatment for a bladder control problem?

When a lack of bladder control affects you by restricting the activities you can do, or affects your confidence, it may be time to meet with the medical team at Wattle Street Medical Practice in a consultation to discuss your bladder control concerns.

How does the Emsella Chair feel?

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 many Emsella Chair treatments will I need?

A standard course is two 30 minute sessions per week, for three weeks. A total of 6 sessions over 3 weeks.

How long do treatments take?

Each treatment is 30 minutes 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?

The Emsella Chair gives thousands of pelvic contractions or kegel/ pelvic floor contractions in a 30 minute treatment. The strength of each contraction is much more intense than you could get from a Kegel exercise and are therefore more effective.

Who is not suitable for this treatment?

Your suitability for treatment will be determined during your complimentary consultation Wattle Street Medical Practice. As this technology relies on magnets, anyone with metal implants or a pace maker may not be suitable.

The Next Step

The next step is to take action and get personalised information for your concerns. The treatment outlined on this page requires a consultation at Wattle Street Medical Practice. Please call 02 6248 5446 to book your complimentary consultation.

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Wattle Street Medical Practice
83 Wattle Street
O’Connor
ACT, 2602

Phone: (02) 6248 5446 or (02) 6247 4807
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