University of Bayreuth (2002)

Electromuscular stimulation (EMS) of the whole body musculature - An innovative method to relieve urinary incontinence

Aim of study
The objective of this study was to investigate the effects of EMS training on urinary incontinence.

Results
An alleviation of urinary incontinence complaints was achieved in 64.7% of the cases. 23.5% became complaint-free. A decrease in complaints occurred in 24.4%, and 35.9% saw no change. These results corresponded somewhat to the improvements that have been reported for treatments of incontinence with special, local electromuscular therapies.

Conclusion
Whole body EMS training represents an effective training system. It achieves therapeutic goals such as relief from incontinence and back complaints and preventive goals such as muscle formation, body contouring and improvements in mood, vitality, body stability and general performance.