Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation
Pelvic Floor rehabilitation using Extracorporeal Magnetic Innervation (high-powered magnetic frequency) is FDA approved for the 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.
About The 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!
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.
How It Works
Special electromagnets have been designed and built into the seat of the ExMI chair. The effective magnetic field above the magnets is small – about the size of a small pineapple. When the patient is sitting in the chair, the muscles of the pelvic floor are positioned directly above the magnetic field. By adjusting the strength of the field, the nerves and muscles of the pelvic floor are induced to contract. The rate and strength of the pelvic floor contractions can be adjusted to optimal settings using controls, like tuning the frequency and volume on a radio.
There is a scientific relationship between magnetic fields and electric current to induce activity in nerves and muscles; when muscles contract, it is the electric signals from the nerves that trigger the contraction and coordinate the activity. ExMI induces these natural patterns of activity in nerves and muscles by using electromagnetic stimulation. In simplest terms, ExMI is a training devise for your pelvic floor muscles; It does the Kegel exercises for you.
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.