New for 2020, Dr Rose is delighted to offer Emsella®, a breakthrough treatment for pelvic floor weakness and urinary incontinence. Emsella® is a completely non-invasive treatment designed to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles. The patient remains fully clothed during treatment, which is a walk-in, walk-out procedure with no downtime.

Ageing, childbirth, menopause and changes in weight can contribute to weakening of the pelvic floor muscles. This can lead to the pelvic floor insufficiently supporting the pelvic organs, and a consequent reduction in bladder control. Other symptoms can include reduced intimate sensation and a feeling of heaviness in the pelvis.

Emsella® stimulates the pelvic floor muscles, creating thousands of supramaximal contractions per session. Over a course of treatment, repeated stimulation leads to strengthening of the pelvic floor, and regained bladder control.

Emsella® has been approved by the US FDA as an effective treatment for urinary incontinence and vaginal laxity. Studies have shown that 95% of patients experience a noticeable improvement in their symptoms after a course of treatment, with a 75% reduction in pad usage. This can be a huge boost to confidence, and significantly improve quality of life.

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I'm so pleased to be able to offer the FDA-approved Emsella® chair in clinic. To be able to effect such positive difference for a patient whilst they are literally sitting for half an hour at a time seemed too good to be true. But once I had read the clinical papers, heard the feedback, and tried the Emsella® for myself, I couldn't wait to bring this service, alongside specialist pelvic health physiotherapy, to Dr Rose Club.


Specialist Pelvic Health Wraparound Care
Rebecca Corran BSc Hons Physiotherapy PGCert Women's Health Physiotherapy MCSP HPC

We are fortunate to have teamed up with Becky Corran from Pelvic Health Physio, a highly qualified and experienced physiotherapist, to provide specialist supportive care to optimise your Emsella® program. Becky has over 15 years' experience working in this specialist field, enhancing and transforming many lives affected by this common and debilitating problem, and is able to offer a package of care at Dr Rose Club to optimise your Emsella® treatments and the maintenance of your pelvic health after your course is completed. Becky fully understands the sensitive nature of pelvic health problems; through her calm, kind manner and wealth of experience, she has the ability to quickly put patients at ease, enabling them to discuss their pelvic health without embarrassment.

If you choose to add the wraparound care package, Becky will carry out a comprehensive assessment to understand and discuss your current symptoms, and will also provide a pelvic floor check (if wished) to obtain baseline information of strength, range of muscle motion and endurance, plus any overactivity. She will advise you on changes which could be made, and exercises to improve pelvic floor health.

Following assessment, Becky will supervise the beginning of your first Emsella® treatment session, to encourage optimal positioning and brain-body connection with the sensations of pelvic floor contraction and release.

After your treatment course is completed, Becky will provide a follow-up appointment to reassess symptoms and improvements noticed, repeat your pelvic floor check, and discuss your tailored home exercise program to ensure you are able to use your improved pelvic floor strength in a functional way to effectively maintain and enhance the results the program has achieved.

For more information on Becky Corran, click here.

Questions and answers

Emsella® ('Emsella® chair') is a completely non-invasive treatment for pelvic floor weakness and associated incontinence which uses electromagnetic technology to stimulate the pelvic floor muscles. Each thirty-minute session is equivalent to performing 11,000 Kegel exercises.

The pelvic floor is a sheet of muscles spanning the base of the pelvis which supports the pelvic organs, including the bladder, uterus and bowel. Healthy pelvic floor muscles are firm and thick, acting like a muscular trampoline, able to move up and down. The pelvic floor allows us to control our bladder and bowels, and plays an important role in sexual function in both men and women. The pelvic floor muscles also support the core, working with the abdominal and back muscles to stabilise and support the spine. Common causes of pelvic floor weakness include childbirth, ageing, weight and hormonal changes, and straining associated with chronic constipation. When the muscles are weakened, any kind of abdominal pressure, such as coughing, sneezing, laughing or jumping, can cause urinary leakage.

  • Women of any age can benefit from Emsella® treatment. Emsella® is a highly effective treatment for pelvic-floor-related incontinence, with 95% of patients experiencing a noticeable improvement in their symptoms after a course of six sessions.
  • Emsella® has also proven effective for treatment of overactive bladder (urge incontinence).
  • The strengthening of pelvic floor muscles resulting from treatment can lead to an improvement in sexual wellness and intimate relationships.
  • Strengthening the pelvic floor muscles contributes to core strength, which can help to reduce lower back pain and improve posture.
  • Emsella® can be used before pregnancy to ensure the pelvic floor is strong and ready for the extra weight and pressures of pregnancy and birth.
  • Emsella® has now also been FDA approved for treating male patients to improve symptoms of urinary incontinence and enhance sexual function.

Emsella® uses high-intensity focused electromagnetic technology to stimulate thousands of supramaximal contractions of the pelvic floor muscles during each treatment session.

During treatment, the patient remains fully clothed and comfortably seated on the chair device. Intensity of stimulation is increased over the course of treatment and can be controlled as required. Patients can read or listen to music during treatment. Most patients will require six sessions, scheduled twice-weekly.

Each session of treatment takes 30 minutes and is a walk-in, walk-out procedure.

Treatment with Emsella® is completely non-invasive and non-painful. During treatment you will experience a tingling sensation, and you will be able to feel your pelvic floor muscles contracting. Normal daily activities can be resumed immediately after treatment.

You may experience improvement in your symptoms after the first session; most patients notice an improvement after two sessions. Results will typically continue to improve over the first few weeks.

Top-up treatments after the initial course may or may not be required; this will be discussed during initial consultation and post-treatment. A booklet of homecare exercises is provided for aftercare, and many patients will be able to maintain their pelvic floor strength post-treatment by regularly practising these exercises, without the requirement for further Emsella® treatment.

Emsella® treatment has been found to be very safe with no significant side effects.

Patients with the following conditions cannot undergo treatment with Emsella®: Cardiac pacemakers, implanted defibrillators, implanted neurostimulators, electronic implants, metal implants, drug pumps, haemorrhagic conditions, anticoagulation therapy, heart disorders and recent surgical procedures (muscle contraction may disrupt healing in the treatment area). Pregnant women cannot undergo treatment; treatment can begin six weeks post-partum.

  • Emsella® treatment is currently offered at an introductory price of £300 per session and a standard course of 6 sessions ( 1-2 sessions per week) is usually recommended. The first appointment will require one hour and includes an initial consultation with Dr Rose before your first Emsella® treatment session, if you are suitable for this program and wish to proceed. Your course of treatments will be supervised by Dr Rose or one of her trained Emsella® patient care coordinators.
  • You may wish to add the specialist Emsella® wraparound care package provided by Becky Corran, pelvic health physiotherapist. This is priced at £150 and includes initial consultation with Becky, supervision from Becky at the start of the first treatment, and a post-course review with tailored aftercare plan. 
  • We would strongly recommend this if you are not currently or have not previously been under the care of a specialist pelvic health physiotherapist for your symptoms.
  • Standalone treatments, if required, can be discussed during consultation.

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Dr Rose Club, 32 Hamilton Street,
Hamilton Square, Wirral, CH41 5AD

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