The Neotonous Chair is a non-surgical therapy for the treatment of stress, urge and mixed incontinence in men and women.
Various causes of pelvic floor weakness arise from pelvic descent causing pudendal nerve neuropathy (decreased sensation and function of the nerve endings) and stress incontinence. Age and an accompanying decrease in physical activity can decrease fast twitch muscle fibres, which are part of the pelvic floor, causing incontinence, urgency and frequency.
The pelvic floor surrounds the prostate in men, and surgery of the prostate can damage this muscle group causing stress incontinence. Weakness in the pelvic muscles can lead to problems with both bladder and rectal support. Urinary continence is difficult to maintain without the strength and support of the pelvic floor which consists of a mixture of slow and fast twitch muscle cells controlled by the pudendal nerve. Increased muscle tone in the pelvic floor muscles supports the bladder and conditions the sphincter muscles to provide control over urinary and rectal functions.
The Neotonous Chair is an effective, painless and non-invasive method for treating urinary incontinence utilising Extracorporeal Magnetic Innervation (ExMI) technology. It works by improving urethral resistance (increasing support to the urethra) and urinary control through active exercise of the pubococcygeus (PC for short) muscle.
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, people often perform the exercises incorrectly, incompletely, or inconsistently. With NeoControl, the system performs the exercises for the patient in complete and effective manner to rebuild pelvic floor strength and endurance and restore bladder control, while the patient sits fully clothed in a comfortable chair.