51% of American women are dealing with some form of urinary incontinence. This condition causes unwanted urine leakage in patients. Oklahoma Physical Therapy designs special treatment programs that can help people dealing with urinary incontinence to treat the condition without the use of medications or surgery.
Types of Urinary Incontinence
There are three types of urinary incontinence:
With this type of incontinence, urine leaks through the bladder once some force is applied to the pelvic floor. In people with stress incontinence, coughing, running, exercising, laughing, standing or lifting items can cause a urine leak. This condition is caused by weakness in the pelvic floor muscles, core, and hips.
This type of incontinence increases the urge to use the bathroom. Urine leak may occur on the way to the bathroom. Some people with this condition find themselves pre-emptively going to the bathroom even before the urge is strong.
This is a combination of urge and stress incontinence.
How Physical Therapy Can Help Treat Urinary Incontinence
The focus of physical therapy in treating urinary incontinence is usually on strengthening your pelvic floor muscles through “tense and release” exercises. Here at Oklahoma Physical Therapy, we will help you create an exercise regime specifically designed for your pelvic-floor muscle alone. This will give you better pelvic-floor function so you can control your bladder better.
Features of a Urinary Incontinence Therapy Plan
Depending on the severity of your urinary incontinence, the therapy plan designed for you may include all or some of the following:
- Kegel exercises
- Use of Biofeedback
- Muscle strengthening exercises
- Electrical stimulation
- Home exercise routines
- Dietary and behavioral modifications
Let Us Help You
Here at Oklahoma Physical Therapy, our women’s health specialists can help you to deal with all types of urinary incontinence. Our consultation sessions are geared towards gaining a deep insight into the specific case. This allows us to create a bespoke plan for all our clients. Contrary to the erroneous beliefs of many women, urinary incontinence is NOT a normal way of life. Get in touch with us today to find out how we can help.