FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
1. WHO IS THE RIGHT CANDIDATE FOR TREATMENT AT UROSPOT?
Women: UROSPOT is a great option for women of ANY age who desire a solution for bladder leaks, urgency, frequency, and improvement in their pelvic health. Whichever service you choose at UROSPOT, our team will determine the right treatment plan that is individualized for your symptoms and your goals.
Men: UROSPOT is a great option for men with bladder leaks, urgency, frequency, night waking and erectile dysfunction caused by pelvic floor dysfunction. Even men who have had a radical prostatectomy. Whichever service you choose at UROSPOT, our team will determine the right treatment plan that is individualized for your symptoms and your goals.
2. HOW LONG IS TREATMENT ON THE KEGEL THRONE? HOW MANY SESSIONS WILL I NEED?
Our Nurse will tailor an individualized treatment plan for you. For most people this means 6 sessions scheduled twice a week for three weeks. The treatment time on the chair takes 28 minutes.
If you are being treated by one of our physiotherapists who has decided to incorporate this modality into your treatment plan, she will determine the number of sessions required.
3. DO I NEED TO REMOVE MY CLOTHES DURING MY SESSION ON THE KEGEL THRONE?
No way! You remain fully clothed. There is no undressing into a gown either. You wear the clothes you arrive in.
4. WILL ANYONE OR ANYTHING BE TOUCHING MY BODY, OR WILL ANYTHING GO INSIDE MY BODY ON THE KEGEL THRONE?
Absolutely not. You simply sit on the chair fully clothed. By sitting on the right spot, it allows a wave of electromagnetic energy to be directed towards your pelvic floor muscles. That energy does all the work while you enjoy Netflix or read a magazine.
5. WHAT DOES TREATMENT ON THE KEGEL THRONE FEEL LIKE? IS IT PAINFUL?
You will experience tingling and contraction of ALL your pelvic floor muscles during your session. It is NOT painful, and you can resume daily activities immediately after your session.
6. ARE THERE ANY SIDE EFFECTS OF TREATMENT ON THE KEGEL THRONE?
The main “side effect” is more pleasure during sex. I guess you could call that a side effect, but we call it a bonus! There is a rare chance you could notice some mild cramping or discomfort which should subside quickly.
7. HOW FAST WILL I EXPERIENCE RESULTS ON THE KEGEL THRONE?
Improvement occurs gradually with each session in your treatment plan. Some people begin to notice improvement as early as their first few sessions. Typically, you can expect your optimal outcomes to be achieved around 6 weeks post treatment.
8. WHO IS NOT A CANDIDATE FOR TREATMENT ON THE KEGEL THRONE?
If you are pregnant, or have had a hip replacement, or have a pacemaker, or have a copper IUD you will not be able to receive treatment on the Kegel Throne. Your pelvic floor can be in a state of weakness or a state of tension. Both can cause incontinence. The technology at UROSPOT is able to balance the tone of your muscle but if we suspect your pelvic floor is in a state of too much tension, we will recommend you meet with our physiotherapist who will decide if treatment is right for you.
If you are not a candidate, there are many other paths to improving pelvic health. Our team of pelvic health physiotherapists will be happy to meet with you and provide a comprehensive assessment and individualized treatment plan to help you reach your goals.
9. HOW SOON AFTER PREGNANCY SHOULD I WAIT BEFORE TREATMENT ON THE KEGEL THRONE AT UROSPOT?
We recommend waiting until at least 4 months post partum. However, you must also be finished bleeding and cleared by your physician to begin exercising again.
10. I WOULD LIKE TO SEE A PELVIC HEALTH PHYSIOTHERAPIST. IS THIS POSSIBLE?
Absolutely. At UROSPOT our passion is pelvic health and female empowerment. We believe women should be free to decide how they want to receive self-care. UROSPOT provides pelvic health physiotherapy services both in-person and virtually. There is no requirement to use the Kegel Throne. Our physiotherapists will do a comprehensive assessment and determine an individualized treatment plan for your care.
11. WILL THE KEGEL THRONE AT UROSPOT HELP MY SEX LIFE?
Improved sexual function is a reported “side effect”. The muscle stimulation and contractions performed during your sessions improves the fitness of your pelvic floor (the muscles that are involved in sexual function) and increases blood flow to the area. As a result, many women report increased pleasure during intercourse and stronger orgasms. Many men report improved strength and duration of erection.
12. IS THE TECHNOLOGY SAFE?
Yes! This technology is approved by both the FDA and Health Canada.
13. HOW EFFECTIVE IS THIS TECHNOLOGY?
Very effective! In the following clinical study 95% of treated patients improved their quality of life. These results were maintained during the 3 and 6 month follow-ups. 2/3 of the treated patients reduced or totally eliminated the use of pads in day-to-day life. 100% of patients reported better awareness of the pelvic floor muscles. All research regarding the Kegel Throne is published on the UROSPOT website.
14. I WEAR A PESSARY INSIDE MY VAGINA TO HELP WITH BLADDER LEAKS? DO I NEED TO REMOVE MY PESSARY BEFORE TREATMENT ON THE KEGEL THRONE?
No. You can leave your pessary in during treatment.
15. HOW LONG WILL MY RESULTS FROM THE KEGEL THRONE LAST?
Your results will last for many months, but like any muscle it’s important to maintain its fitness. A single 28 minute maintenance appointment is recommended every 4 months to keep your results at their peak performance.
16. WHAT SHOULD I WEAR DURING MY SESSIONS?
For treatment on the Kegel Throne you remain in your own clothes. We recommend wearing comfortable, loose-fitting pants so that you can easily position yourself on the chair.
17. CAN I USE THE CHAIR WHILE I’M ON MY PERIOD?
We recommend you wait until after your period ends to begin treatment.
18. CAN MEN RECEIVE TREATMENT AT UROSPOT?
Absolutely. The technology is approved for both women and men. Many men struggle with bladder leaks, urgency, frequency, night waking and sexual functioning just like women do.
19. IS THIS COVERED BY PROVINCIAL HEALTHCARE LIKE OHIP OR AHS?
Unfortunately, none of the services offered at UROSPOT are covered by OHIP or AHS.
20. IS UROSPOT ELIGIBLE FOR COVERAGE WITH EXTENDED HEALTH BENEFITS?
UROSPOT Physiotherapy Services are eligible for extended health benefit coverage. Each plan is of course unique, so its up to the client to understand what level of coverage they have. For those wishing to include the Kegel Throne within a comprehensive pelvic health rehabilitation program, you would be required to meet with one of our pelvic floor physiotherapists who will determine the best treatment plan for you. Please note UROSPOT does not do direct billing.
21. CAN I CLAIM TREATMENT ON MY TAX RETURN?
YES – At UROSPOT we provide instructions on how to claim your treatment cost as a medical expense on your income tax return.
22. I HAVE ENDOMETRIOSIS. WILL THE KEGEL THRONE HELP ME?
We have noticed that women with endometriosis have reported decreased pelvic pain, especially during the time of their menstrual cycle. While not coming in to be treated for this specifically, it is a positive side benefit being reported by endo sufferers at UROSPOT.
¹ HIFEM™ TECHNOLOGY CAN IMPROVE QUALITY OF LIFE OF INCONTINENT PATIENTS: Berenholz J., MD1 , Sims T., MD2 , Botros G., MD2
”Many thanks for the life changing treatment and kind staff at UROSPOT. It’s awesome to not always be searching for a bathroom – or have to leave my work-out in the middle of it. I’m telling everyone about this new-found freedom.BarbUROSPOT Client Testimonial