Urinary incontinence affects an estimated 12 million Americans, including 4 of every 10 women aged 60 and older. Urinary incontinence is isolating and causes feelings of guilt and stress. There’s a physical toll as well: skin irritation, skin breakdown and pressure sores.
The possible causes of urinary incontinence in men and women include urinary tract infections, immobility, pelvic floor dysfunction, enlarged prostate, bladder stones, stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, medications, and surgery.
Studies show that physical therapy can help incontinence sufferers in 85-90% of cases. In Motion Physical Therapy has developed a program of physical therapy intervention for urinary incontinence that is customized to each patient’s needs.
Urinary incontinence can be treated in 1 – 2 visits per week for most patients, and it’s covered by most insurances.
- Evaluation of function and coordination of muscles in the lower trunk and pelvis
- Biofeedback to retrain pelvic floor muscle
- Relaxation and strengthening of muscle
- Bladder training
- Home exercise program
- Gentle electrical stimulation
- Patient education