An estimated one in four women over the age of 18 experience involuntary urinary leakage, and likelihood increases throughout life. If you are one of these individuals, you know the anxiety that results from this condition. With more than 15 years of experience in anti-aging medicine, and a commitment to providing the latest technological advances to patients in the Portland, OR area, Dr. Adam Maddox is pleased to offer non-invasive BTL Emsella treatment.

What causes urinary incontinence?

About 80 percent of Americans with urinary incontinence are female. By age 60, nearly a quarter of women deal with it. Statistically, most wait nearly seven years before obtaining a proper diagnosis. Meanwhile, they do their best to manage the situation with lifestyle adjustments and incontinence products designed only to stop the embarrassment . . . not the flow. Risk of visible wetness, wearing special garments, unexpected leakage, and odor are real concerns. Incontinence has a serious impact on quality of life, from career to romance, vacation, sleep, and managing a busy schedule.

Why are women more susceptible? Stress incontinence is the most common type of bladder leakage. A woman’s body has a muscular sling that extends from the pubic bone to the tail bone (front to back), and from one sitting bone to the other, side to side. Pelvic floor muscles provide support for floating organs such as uterus, bladder, and bowels.

Pregnancy places extreme strain on these muscles, and sometimes, even in young women, they do not regain pre-pregnancy muscle tone after childbirth. Hormonal changes during menopause and time also play a role. Pelvic floor muscles lose mass as we age, just like muscles in any other part of the body.

Other factors may also contribute to the problem:

  • Chronic coughing
  • Heavy lifting
  • High impact exercise
  • Obesity
  • Straining on the toilet
  • Surgery

As pelvic floor muscles weaken, they no longer provide the structure necessary for proper bladder control.


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Why Thrive patients love Emsella

  • Non-surgical and non-invasive. There are no needles, sutures, or risk of scarring or surgical complications.
  • Drug-free. There is no problem with Emsella interfering with medications you may be taking.
  • Painless and comfortable – no anesthetic is needed. Just relax and read or catch up on social media.
  • Receive treatment while fully clothed, for a discreet, hygienic experience without feeling self-conscious.
  • No downtime. You may return to normal activities right after your appointment, without discomfort.
  • No exercises or lifestyle change needed.
  • Safe for women of all ages, and FDA-approved – the risk of adverse side effects is virtually nil.
  • It works! Many patients have noticeable improvement after the first session, and the overall patient satisfaction rate is excellent.
  • Pelvic floor stimulation creates results that are long-lasting and can be sustained with periodic re-treatment.

Portland OR physician explains how BTL Emsella works

Emsella is a revolutionary alternative to surgery, that fortifies your body’s own natural tissues. All you do is sit in the comfortable Emsella treatment chair (there is no need to remove clothing). The device emits high-intensity electromagnetic energy focused on deep pelvic floor muscles. It stimulates muscle contractions – thousands of them per second – to restore neuromuscular control. This stimulus strengthens muscles like Kegel exercises, except at a greatly accelerated rate and addresses the entire network of pelvic floor muscles.

At Thrive you always receive personalized treatment tailored to your individual needs. However, a typical Emsella treatment plan involves about six sessions, usually scheduled twice per week.

Are you ready to start wearing pretty undergarments again? Wouldn’t it be nice to cough, sneeze, laugh, or lift without worry? Isn’t it time to stop looking for the nearest ladies’ room and start enjoying life? Call Thrive for a discreet consultation to find out if BTL Emsella is right for you. The number in Portland OR is (503) 928-6505

Emsella is a game-changer for anyone who had suffered from urinary incontinence.

BTL Emsella is a game-changer for incontinent women in Portland, OR Therapy
Listen to this patient describe how she felt when she first noticed signs of urinary incontinence and how her life has completely changed with Emsella, the treatment that strengthens pelvic floor muscles. Experience Body by BTL.

I went to a trampoline place for a birthday party and was jumping on the trampoline and I felt something and I was like, “What the heck was that?” and So, then I went to jump again and I swear I wet myself So, every into the bathroom and I did I wet myself and I So, embarrassing. I didn’t tell a soul. So, the ants Emsella, is, like nothing you probably will ever experience in your life. It’s subtle at first there are some you know who where you go you know in your chair but you get used to it the first time it’s strange and you actually feel in your pelvis you know that something’s kind of going on in there. There’s, absolutely no restrictions. I you don’t even realize unless you’re consciously going okay what am I going through I mean there’s So, much confidence that that comes from this because you, you, don’t worry that, oh I can’t drink this much water I have to go here I’ve got to do this and oh my gosh I got to go to the bathroom it it’s game-changing because then you can you know take in your, your, amount of water that you should be drinking every day and then know that gosh I’m doing good for my body in different ways you know I’m getting this treatment that is strengthening my pelvic floor muscles without having to have something invasive, I mean that’s a no-brainer and, and, then getting all the nourishment from your hydration. So, it’s, it’s, just been great. I’ve done five treatments now and I come twice a week sit in this great chair and it’s really easy. It’s strange at first is strange because you’re having these tapping in places that you didn’t think should be tapped and what I noticed is on average I would get up to go to the bathroom four to five times a night, to go to the bathroom, and I think that that’s just normal because I’m a mom and I had a baby and that’s just what we go through and I’ve gotten to the point now that I get up once a night and also where I would say in my mind that my spicket is broken, because I would go to the restroom and it would kind of like take its time coming out and now it is like, hey I’m getting in and getting out and real real forceful real strong and I mean it’s been fabulous this is Body by BTL.

Women with severe urinary incontinence pay $900 annually for incontinence routine care. Give yourself a raise and enjoy life with BTL Emsella.

Frequently Asked Questions

BTL Emsella is a revolutionary non-invasive treatment for urinary incontinence that women may be suffering from due to aging, childbirth, menopause, or other reasons. It treats the entire pelvic floor region while patients remain fully clothed, and it can dramatically improve the quality of life for women suffering from urinary incontinence issues.

BTL Emsella is often called “The Kegel Throne,” and for good reason. It uses High Intensity Focused Electromagnetic Energy, or HIFEM®, technology to stimulate supramaximal contractions throughout the pelvic floor that are stronger than any voluntary exercises that you can do on your own, such as Kegel exercises. The contractions are not only powerful, but rapid. In fact, it triggers up over 11,000 contractions – like very powerful Kegels – in just 30 minutes. The result is tighter, stronger pelvic floor muscles that are better able to support your pelvic organs and bladder, and diminished symptoms of urinary incontinence.

Emsella is designed to treat the symptoms of urinary incontinence and hyperactive bladder by rehabilitating weak pelvic muscles and restoring neuromuscular control in the pelvic and bladder region. As an added benefit, some patients are also able to achieve a higher number of orgasms, as well as stronger orgasms, enhancing their intimate relationships.

Research shows that 95 percent of patients treated with Emsella reported a significant improvement in their quality of life.

Patients typically describe Emsella treatment as generating a tingling sensation in the pelvic floor as the muscles are stimulated to contract. It is not painful, and the treatment only lasts for about 30 minutes. Even better, you can remain fully clothed – you simply sit on the Emsella chair for your treatment in your normal clothes.

No! It is non-invasive, non-surgical, and FDA-approved, and the treatment is not painful. There is no downtime necessary afterwards, and you can fully resume all your normal daily activities right after you leave the office.

The number of treatments varies by patient, but most patients achieve the best results with multiple treatments – usually about six treatments over the course of three weeks. Just like building and strengthening your muscles such as your biceps and triceps takes time and repetition at the gym, re-building your pelvic floor also takes time and many contractions. Dr. Maddox can evaluate your symptoms and medical history to help determine the best number of treatments for you.

Emsella is a great choice for women who are seeking a non-invasive urinary incontinence solution. It can be used by women of any age, including younger women and post-menopausal women. Men suffering from urinary incontinence can also benefit from Emsella!

Emsella cannot treat all types of urinary incontinence – it is designed to help with (a) stress incontinence, which is leakage when you cough, sneeze, exercise, or make other sudden movements, (b) urge incontinence, or leaks that happen because you cannot suppress the urge to urinate, or (c) a mix of both. Dr. Maddox will evaluate your individual symptoms and overall health history to help decide if Emsella is right for you.

Nothing! There is no special preparation necessary prior to your treatment – you simply need to arrive at the office for your scheduled appointment.

Many patients notice improvement in their symptoms after just one session, and the results continue to improve over the course of the next several weeks.