While bladder control problems occur twice as often in women, men too experience involuntary loss of urine, particularly after prostate surgery. In addition to incontinence issues, men can also suffer from painful conditions like non-bacterial prostititis, Coccydynia, and Interstitial Cystitis.
The types of incontinence related issues that physical therapy can help address are stress incontinence, urge incontinence, urgency, frequency, and fecal incontinence. Treatment includes a specific exercise program including Kegel exercises. Studies have shown that up to 51% of people who try to perform Kegel exercises on their own do the exercise incorrectly. In fact, 25% do the exercises so incorrectly that they make their problem worse. Our therapists are experts at helping patients to correctly recruit the pelvic floor muscles and setting up a specific customized home program based on a patient's evaluation results. We also offer biofeedback, electrical stimulation and patient education that can help you regain control.
If you have questions regarding whether physical therapy is right for you, please call us today. We would be happy to set up a complimentary phone consult with one of our physical therapists at our Portland or Vancouver office.
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