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What is NeoControl?

NeoControl® Pelvic Floor Therapy System is a non-surgical therapy for the treatment of stress, urge and mixed incontinence in women. For patients whose incontinence is caused by a weakening of their pelvic floor muscles, NeoControl can offer unique therapeutic benefits. Unlike other therapy options, NeoControl exercises all of the muscles in the pelvic floor to rebuild strength and endurance and restore bladder control. NeoControl 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. Cleared by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in June of 1998, NeoControl is the first product to utilize ExMI. 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, women often perform the exercises incorrectly, incompletely, or inconsistently. With NeoControl, 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.

Woman in chair How NeoControl Works:
It's a lot simpler than you might think. ExMI technology produces highly focused pulsed magnetic fields. To receive treatment, patients simply sit in a comfortable 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 - NeoControl is. One way to think of NeoControl is as an automatic Kegel exercise machine.

NeoControl Treatments:
Before receiving NeoControl treatment, a patient needs to be fully examined by a physician to make sure their bladder control problem is the type that can be helped by NeoControl therapy. (See What Is Urinary Incontinence?) Once it has been determined that the cause of the incontinence is weakened pelvic floor muscles, NeoControl may be prescribed. Doctors have the liberty to create highly specific prescriptions for each patient to ensure the highest probability of improvement. After the initial prescription, treatments can be performed in the physician's office without a personal appointment with the doctor, because all treatment information is stored in a personalized "smart card."

During treatment, a patient 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 weeks or more, depending on the condition of the pelvic floor muscles when therapy is started. Scientific studies have shown that rebuilding the pelvic floor muscles with NeoControl is effective in helping patients regain continence. In addition, patients treated with NeoControl have reported significant improvements in their quality of life.

Once a patient completes a series of NeoControl treatments and regains continence, the treating physician can provide advice on how proper diet-voiding habits and exercise can help ensure long-term freedom from the worries of urinary leakage. NeoControl Therapy is not appropriate for all patients. Your physician will determine if NeoControl is right for you.

More than 225 treatment centers are currently located nationwide, including locations in Alaska and Hawaii. To receive a list of treatment centers nearest you, call us toll-free at 1-800-895-4298.

Four Steps to Regaining Your Freedom:

  1. Take charge of your bladder health. Talking about your position is most often the most difficult step of all.
  2. Research all of the treatment options. Patient support groups are a good source of additional information.
  3. Speak to a physician who is experienced with all of today's therapeutic choices.
  4. Take action——you don't need to suffer any longer. NeoControl may be the answer.



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