Leave embarrassing bladder leaks behind and take action today!
Let’s face it, urinary incontinence is an uncomfortable condition. It affects one’s activities and daily life, but the good new is physical therapy can help! You’re not alone if you’re experiencing this, in fact, according to the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, more than 13 million US citizens have incontinence (2016).
Urinary incontinence is the loss of bladder control, typically due to a weakened pelvic floor (muscles that hold the bladder). These muscles attach to the bottom of the pelvic bones and run front to back, forming a bowl-like structure that lifts to support the internal organs and controls the sphincter muscles. The pelvic-floor muscles also help support the low back, stabilize the pelvic bones, and help with sexual function. Women are more likely than men to have urinary incontinence, but men can have it, too and it can happen at ANY age.
There are different types of incontinence:
- Stress incontinence – small amounts of urine leak when there is increased pressure on the bladder.
- Urge incontinence – your bladder muscle goes into spasm, and, if the spasm is severe enough, medium to large amounts of urine may leak; this might happen only occasionally or as often as every 15 to 20 minutes.
- Mixed incontinence – you have both stress and urge incontinence.
- Functional incontinence – urine leaks when you can’t get to the bathroom in time.
The severity ranges from occasionally leaking urine when you cough or sneeze, to having an urge to urinate that’s so sudden and strong you don’t make it to the bathroom in time, in turn, making incontinence not only a physical condition but also a mental one. With the help of our team, you no longer have to suffer, stress or worry.
Common Incontinence issues we treat:
- Urge/stress incontinence (OAB)
- Nerve damage (low back pain, injury, herniated disc)
- Women’s health: postpartum / prolapse
- Pelvic pain
- Post prostate or bladder cancer treatment
- Aging / muscle weakness / core stabilization
- Bladder spasms
We will evaluate you and develop a personalized program that will not only address your concerns but also your goals. We will teach you exercises that will strengthen your pelvic floor, along with manual stretching and soft tissue mobility.