Using a TENS machine for Incontinence
Incontinence - what is this big bad scary word? Whether you are male or female at some stage in your life you or your loved one will be touched by Incontinence in some form. Incontinence is a term that describes any accidental or involuntary loss of urine from the bladder (urinary incontinence) or bowel motion, faeces or wind from the bowel (faecal or bowel incontinence).
Urge, Stress and Mixed Incontinence affects over 4.8 Million Aussies, that is nearly one-quarter of our population! While there are variations and levels of Incontinence, many are in fact reversible. Incontinence be it Bladder or Bowel is still largely a 'suffer in silence' condition due to social stigma. We at Elle TENS Australia want to help change that!
You see so much promotion of adult diapers and continence underwear for managing forms of incontinence. While these are needed for severe conditions, we believe (and it is clinical proven) that in many cases the pelvic floor (which are a big set of muscles) can be reconditioned, retrained and strengthened so individuals can regain full control of bladder and bowel and be in control again.
Continence issues can occur for various reasons in both women and men. For women it can start from pregnancy and also occur during menopause, for men it can be related to prostrate issues for example.
What are you waiting for? Take control of your Pelvic Floor today.
Always consult your Health Care provider before using any medical devices to ensure the product is appropriate for your individual circumstances.
Health Care Rebate - Private Health Cover can some if not all of the cost of of our devices. Contact your Health Care provider to see how much you can claim back. If you are a BUPA customer please contact us to find out about our BUPA recognised providers.
Depending on your form of Incontinence you may be eligible for funding from Continence Aids Payment Scheme Funding (CAPS), National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) Funding or DVA Gold or DVA White Card. We are not able to provide any information to your eligibility, individuals need to contact their relevant provided to determine funding eligibility.