Deepika Monga

Ballarat Specialist Women's Health
1015 Mair Street, Ballarat, Victoria

ph: 03 5333 5088

Neotonus Chair

NeoTonus Chair - The NeoTonus Pelvic Floor Chair is a non-invasive and painless therapy for urinary incontinence.

It can also help treat prolapse and recent studies have also shown benefit for men after prostate surgery. It combines the basic principle of magnetic induction (pulses) with the body's own physiology.  It is used to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles specifically targeting the muscles supporting the bladder and urethra.

How does it work?
The Neotonus chair delivers a magnetic pulse to the perineal area (the area around the back passage).

This pulsed magnetic field stimulates electrical activity in the pelvic nerves, which in turn cause a rhythmic contraction of the pelvic floor muscles. Low frequency stimulation activates the sling muscles which hold the bladder and bowel from falling down into the pelvic outlet. High frequency stimulation contracts the squeeze muscles around the bladder and bowel outlets.

What is involved in the therapy?
Each session on the chair lasts 22 minutes in duration and it is recommended that you have 16 sessions in total. The sessions are usually scheduled once weekly but can be scheduled twice providing they are 72 hours apart. The low frequency pulsing starts for 10 mins then there is a 2 minute rest period followed by a 10 min high frequency pulsing.

Who will benefit most from this therapy?
The best results in trials have been in treating stress urinary incontinence (leakage of urine when you cough, sneeze or exercise).

Definite benefits have also been shown in urge urinary incontinence (when you feel the urge to go you have to hurry), interstitial cystitis and chronic prostatitis

Who is not suitable for this therapy?
This magnetic stimulation therapy is not suitable for you if you have:

  • Implantable electrical device in spine
  • Metal implants in hips, knees or pelvic (eg hip or knee replacements), metal intra-uterine device (IUD).
  • If you are pregnant.

It is advised you wait 6 weeks after delivering a baby or after major pelvic, gynaecological or lower bowel surgery.

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