Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation
Urinary incontinence is just one of the many things that can occur when muscles in the pelvis become weak and are not functioning properly.
Incontinence can be worsened by:
Surgery (hysterectomy, prostatectomy, etc.)
Deconditioning/lack of exercise
Neurological injury (ex: Stroke)
How can physical therapy help?
Physical therapists use their specialized medical training to evaluate and design a treatment program that is individualized for each patient.
Physical therapy treatment may include:
Leakage of small amounts of urine when there is increased pressure on the bladder.
This can happen with exercise, sneezing, laughing, coughing, lifting, etc.
Often due to “underactive” pelvic floor muscles.
Leakage of medium to large amounts of urine when a person feels a sudden strong urge to urinate.
Physical therapy treatment involves improving control and awarenessof the pelvic floor muscles,activating and strengthening the pelvic floor, and changing dysfunctional voiding behaviors.
Leakage with symptoms of both stress and urge incontinence.
Leakage that occurs when a person cannot get to the toilet in time.
Physical Therapy treatment for functional incontinence involves improving mobility, and learning ways to plan for bladder control.
At Anderson Physical Therapy Associates,
we specialize in Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation.
Our therapists have undergone extensive training
in treating men and women who are
experiencing symptoms of urinary incontinence.