Incontinence, involuntary loss of bladder control, affects an estimated 13 million Americans every day. Reduced bladder control can affect all ages, and deteriorate to the degree that the person feels ashamed and isolated. Physical therapy can help nearly 70 percent improve bladder control. The types of incontinence related issues that physical therapy can help address are stress incontinence, urge incontinence, urgency, frequency, and fecal incontinence. The Women's health program at Everybody Physical Therapy has had enormous success at addressing these issues. Don't suffer in silence. Bladder problems are common but not normal.
While bladder control problems occur twice as often in women, men too experience involuntary loss of urine, particularly after prostate surgery. Physical therapy can help men as well as women.
Treatment includes a specific exercise program including Kegel exercises. Studies have shown that up to 51% of subjects 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.
Our physical therapists are all specially trained to treat pelvic floor issues. Our office creates a private and comfortable space to cater to these types of issues. We make sure to have the same physical therapist working with you at each and every visit in a one-on-one environment.
Don't put let incontinence symptoms prevent you from living the lifestyle you desire. Call for an appointment today.
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