- 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.
- TENS/NEMS/FES electrotherapy with graphic display
- 2 connection cables with splitters (8 electrodes connection)
- Pre-gelled adhesive electrodes
- Internal Ni-Mh rechargeable battery pack with new LL technology (long lasting)
- Battery charger
- Belt clip
- User manual and electrodes positions manual
- Carriage bag
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.
FES in treating female sexual problems.
Sexual pain is a very widespread problem in gynaecology.
Given the important role that FES plays in re-educating and rehabilitating the muscular functions of the pelvic floor, the same technique can also be proposed in treating painful sexual problems in women.
However, the patient is always advised to carry out voluntary rehabilitation exercises for the pelvic floor muscles at home at least 3 times a week, for at least 20 minutes each session.
The results obtained with FES rehabilitate the floor muscles with considerable improvement in both contracting ability and relaxation.