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