What is urinary incontinence (UI)? It is estimated that 25 million American adults ( exerpiernce urinary incontinence. Urinary incontinence is the uncontrolled loss of urine. Most urinary incontinence happens when pelvic floor muscles are too weak or too tense. Childbirth is one of the main causes of UI. Other causes include neurologic injury, physical problems associated with aging, and history of pelvic surgery. Although women experience UI twice as often as men, it can happen to anyone at any age.
Types of Incontinence and bladder problems we treat
Stress incontinence—Leakage happens with coughing, sneezing, exercising, laughing, and lifting heavy things.
Urge incontinence ( Detrusor Instability)---You may experience strong sudden urge followed by bladder contraction and involuntary loss of urine.
Overactive Bladder (OAB) Sense of urgency, frequency, incomplete voiding with or without pelvic pain and leakage
Nocturnal Enuresis- Loss of urine which occurs while sleeping
Interstitial Cystitis/ Painful Bladder Syndrome- Pain, pressure, or discomfort related to bladder filling and accompanied by at least one other urinary symptom such as urge or frequency.
In addition to urinary incontinence, some patients may also experience a variety of complaints:
Chronic unexplained pelvic pain that radiates to the back and groin. Sitting, voiding, or sexual activity in women can aggravate the pain.
Burning during urination.
Urinary Dysfunction/ Incontinence Program Our program utilizes a combination of the following non-invasive treatment techniques as needed:
sEMG Biofeedback (Computer assisted neuromuscular re-education) to target and train pelvic floor muscles
Manual therapy techniques to relax muscles and decrease pain.
Therapeutic exercises to lengthen and strengthen pelvic floor muscles.
Education on lifestyle/diet/environmental modifications.
Electrical stimulation to strengthen very weak muscles.
You do not have to live with urinary dysfunction. Treatment is highly effective and can often reduce or eliminate the need for medication or surgery. Call us today to start your journey of becoming free from incontinence.