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Urinary Incontinence

Urinary Incontinence (UI) isn’t restricted to the elderly. Adults of all ages – even children – experience symptoms. UI is an uncontrolled loss of urine, typically resulting from weak pelvic floor muscles and/or an irritable bladder.
The causes are numerous including aging, chronic constipation, and chronic coughing. Pregnancy and childbirth put women at particular risk for UI, causing weakness in the “sling” of pelvic floor muscles surrounding the vagina, urethra and rectum.


Fortunately, most cases of muscle-related UI can be cured or vastly improved through physical therapy. The result? Freedom from pain, embarrassment and
irritation. And the grace that comes with enhanced wellness.


THERAPEUTIC OPTIONS FOR TREATMENT

  • PELVIC MUSCLE RETRAINING : (may include Kegel exercises)
  • BIOFEEDBACK: Muscle Activity monitoring device used to improve quality of exercise
  • ELECTRICAL STIMULATION: Gives weak muscles an extra boost
  • VAGINAL CONES: Small tampon-like weights held in place by pelvic floor muscles
  • EDUCATION: Learn to reduce stress to pelvic floor muscles while lifting, exercising, taking care of children; learn to avoid common bladder irritants.