- combined electrotherapy unit with 2 independent channels;
- compensated biphasic square wave: current quantity from positive pole to negative one is constant to avoid hazardous thermal effect of polarization;
- 9 INCONTINENCE (urinary and faecal) programs;
- 14 TENS programs;
- 13 free memories TENS – NEMS;
- digital easy to use keyboard;
- remaining therapy time and programs instructions shown on graphic display;
- Internal rechargeable battery pack (removable);
- backlight display;
- maximum intensity 200 mApp;
- CE0476 medical device.
FES (functional electrical stimulation).
FES electrotherapy can be used for the treatment of male and female incontinence problems.
Suitably therapy can stimulate the walls of the pelvic muscles, which control the bladder, toning and strengthening them: this way muscle control is increased and problems of an irritable bladder are reduced.
There are different types of incontinence:
- Stress incontinence: urine leaks during simple actions, such as laughing, sneezing, coughing or any other similar situation where there is pressure on the bladder. Incontinence from strain is the most common sort in women, and often occurs after pregnancy or during the menopause, when the pelvic muscles lose tone and give less support to the bladder, which tends to lower towards the vagina.
- Urgent incontinence: urine leaks without any obvious reason, but you just cannot control the urge: the most common cause of this sort of incontinence is when the muscles that control the bladder involuntarily contract.
- Mixed incontinence: a combination of the above causes of strain and urgent incontinence: this situation often occurs in women.
- Faecal incontinence: when the patient is unable to control the urge to defecate, and rehabilitation therapy will be addressed to strengthening the sphincter muscles.
Incontinence is treated with electro-stimulation, by using specific protocols, with special wave forms in terms of frequency and amplitude of the stimulation impulse.
Special medical probes are used (vaginal for urinary incontinence in women, anal for faecal incontinence in men and women) which transmit weak impulses that are generated by the device to the pelvic or sphincter muscles, causing them to contract and regain tone and strength.