Pelvic Floor Strengthening
Wave Brilliance Chair
The Wave Brilliance Pelvic Floor Therapy System is a non-surgical therapy for the treatment of stress, urge and mixed urinary incontinence in both women & men. Designed for patients whose difficulties stem from a weakening of their pelvic floor muscles. Unlike other therapy options, ExMI exercises all of the muscles in the pelvic floor to rebuild strength and endurance and restore bladder & bowel control. ExMI accomplishes this while the patient sits fully clothed in a comfortable chair.
The technology that makes this treatment possible is Extracorporeal Magnetic Innervation, or ExMI™ for short. The process is similar to Kegel exercises for the pelvic floor. While conventional Kegel exercises (or "Kegels") enhanced by biofeedback techniques can help to restore continence, we often perform the exercises incorrectly, incompletely, or inconsistently. With ExMI, the system performs the exercises for the patient in a more complete and effective manner than the patient could do on their own. No active participation by the patient is required.
How ExMI™ Works:
It's a lot simpler than you might think. ExMI technology produces highly focused pulsed magnetic fields. To receive treatment, patients with incontinence simply sit in a specially designed chair that allows the therapeutic fields to be easily aimed at the muscles of the pelvic floor that control continence. The pelvic floor muscles contract and relax with each magnetic pulse, creating a physical exercise like any other muscular workout, except the brain is not directing the contraction - ExMI is. One way to think of ExMI is as an automatic Kegel exercise machine or pelvic floor gym.
Before receiving ExMI treatment, a patient with incontincence needs to be fully assessed, to make sure their bladder control problem is the type that can be helped by ExMI therapy. Once it has been determined that the cause of the condition is weakened pelvic floor muscles, ExMI may be prescribed. Doctors/nurses have the liberty to create highly specific prescriptions for each patient to ensure the highest probability of improvement. After the initial diagnostic consultation, treatments can be performed in an office environment.
During treatment, a patient with incontinence sits fully clothed in a specially designed chair that has the ExMI technology embedded in the seat. The treatments, which are typically performed twice a week, are painless and take approximately 20 minutes. A complete course of treatment may take eight to ten weeks.
Scientific studies have shown that rebuilding the pelvic floor muscles with ExMI is effective in helping patients regain continence. In addition, patients treated with ExMI have reported significant improvements in their quality of life.