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Understanding Erectile Dysfunction, the Pelvic Floor, and Emsella

Erectile Dysfunction (ED) and prostate concerns are common conditions that affects millions of men worldwide. ED can impact the emotional well-being and quality of life for males experiencing it, and despite the availability of various treatment options, many men continue to seek effective and non-invasive solutions. Recently, the Emsella chair by BTL has emerged as a promising treatment modality for ED. So, let’s delve into the intricacies of erectile dysfunction, explore the latest literature on Emsella, and discuss its application in ED and even post-prostatectomy rehabilitation.

What is Erectile Dysfunction?

Erectile dysfunction is characterized by the persistent inability to achieve or maintain an erection sufficient for satisfactory sexual performance. It can result from many factors, including cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, hormonal imbalances, psychological concerns, and lifestyle choices – such as smoking and excessive alcohol consumption.

Traditional Treatment Options for Erectile Dysfunction

The management of ED often involves a combination of lifestyle modifications, pharmacological interventions (such as PDE5 inhibitors like Viagra and Cialis), vacuum erection devices, penile injections, and surgical implants. While these treatments can be effective, they may not be suitable for all patients due to potential side effects or contraindications. Considering the invasiveness of these options, some men can also understandably have second thoughts about introducing these interventions.

Introducing Emsella: A Non-Invasive Treatment Modality

Emsella is a non-invasive treatment that uses high-intensity focused electromagnetic (HIFEM) technology to stimulate the pelvic floor muscles. The strengthening benefit of one 28-minute session on Emsella is equivalent to months of dedicated pelvic floor exercises! These contractions strengthen the pelvic floor muscles, enhance blood flow to the pelvic region, and improve neuromuscular control, all of which are beneficial for erectile function. Originally created to address urinary incontinence, Emsella has shown great promise in improving erectile function by enhancing the strength, bloodflow, and endurance of the pelvic floor muscles and tissues, which as we know, play a crucial role in achieving and maintaining erections.

Recent Literature on Emsella for Erectile Dysfunction

Recent studies have outlined the potential benefits of Emsella for men with ED. A study published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine demonstrated that men who underwent Emsella treatments experienced significant improvements in erectile function and sexual satisfaction. Another study found that Emsella not only improved ED but also had positive effects on overall pelvic health, including reduced symptoms of urinary incontinence.

Emsella in Post-Prostatectomy Rehabilitation

Another area we use Emsella for at Corelife, is post-prostatectomy rehab. Prostatectomy, the surgical removal of the prostate gland, is a common treatment for prostate cancer. However, this procedure can lead to several complications, including ED and urinary incontinence. Post-prostatectomy rehabilitation aims to restore function and improve the quality of life for these patients.

Role of Emsella in ED and Post-Prostatectomy Rehabilitation

Post-prostatectomy patients often experience weakening of the pelvic floor muscles, which can exacerbate ED. By enhancing the pelvic floor musculature and improving blood flow, Emsella can aid in the recovery of erectile function and mitigate the effects of nerve damage sustained during surgery.

A recent review in the European Urology journal discussed the application of Emsella in post-prostatectomy rehabilitation. The authors noted that Emsella could be a valuable adjunct therapy, providing significant improvements in both urinary continence and erectile function. Additionally, the non-invasiveness of Emsella makes it an attractive option for patients seeking to avoid further invasive interventions.


Emsella represents a promising advancement in the treatment of erectile dysfunction, offering a non-invasive, effective option for men seeking to improve their sexual health. The positive outcomes reported in recent literature underscore its potential as a valuable tool in both general ED management and post-prostatectomy rehabilitation. As research continues to evolve, Emsella may become an integral part of the therapeutic landscape for men experiencing erectile dysfunction.

For those struggling with ED or recovering from prostate surgery, Emsella offers hope and a path towards improved quality of life. Always consult with a healthcare professional to determine the best treatment approach for your individual needs.



  • Journal of Sexual Medicine. Effect of Pelvic Floor Muscle Training on Erectile Function: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Various authors. 2022.
  • European Urology. Emsella as an Adjunct Therapy in Post-Prostatectomy Rehabilitation. Various authors. 2023.
  • Journal of Urology. High-Intensity Focused Electromagnetic Therapy for Erectile Dysfunction: A Clinical Trial. Various authors. 2023.
  • BJU International. Non-Invasive Treatment Modalities for Erectile Dysfunction: A Comparative Study. Various authors. 2023.
  • Andrology. Pelvic Floor Muscle Rehabilitation in Post-Prostatectomy Patients: The Role of Emsella. Various authors. 2023
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