SAY GOODBYE TO URINARY INCONTINENCE WITH PHYSICAL THERAPY
Suffering from involuntary leakage of urine can feel a bit…messy. Otherwise known as urinary incontinence, this issue affects more than 200 million people worldwide, both men and women (Norton & Brubaker, 2006). But did you know that with help from CORE Physical Therapy, you no longer have to deal with this frustrating issue?
How Physical Therapy Can Help
Normal continence involves the coordination of the bladder, urethra, pelvic muscles, and surrounding connective tissues. Each of these structures is dependent upon successful muscle activation and relaxation. As musculoskeletal specialists, CORE’s physical therapists are qualified to help individuals pinpoint and treat the causes of urinary incontinence.
A recent study found that women with incontinence who participated in physical therapy for three months had a 75% reduction in urine leaks (LaRusso, 2016). At CORE Physical Therapy, we use a combination of therapeutic exercise and neurological re-education in order to help treat your urinary incontinence.
Exercises to Try
Having control of your breathing, abdominals, glutes and pelvic floor muscles is key to treating your urinary incontinence. Below are some common exercises used to address these areas (Mina et al., 2015). For questions about how to do these exercises or how to progress or regress your exercises, speak to your CORE physical therapist for more information.