Millions of people in the US suffer from some type of bladder incontinence which can present in different ways including an urgent or frequent need to urinate, or difficulty with bladder control resulting in leakage. Clinical guidelines for the treatment of incontinence include physical therapy as one of the first treatment options to consider. A large portion of the population affected by this condition sees dramatic improvements after participating in a physical therapy program.
When you're experiencing incontinence and are seeking evaluation and treatment, turn to the specially trained pelvic floor physical therapists at Concord Hospital Rehabilitation Services for expert care and treatment.
What You Can Expect from Evaluation & Treatment
You can expect a thorough examination and treatment plan, encompassing applicable assessments and treatments, performed by a pelvic floor physical therapist in collaboration with your provider.
- Pelvic floor muscle assessment
- Biofeedback assessment and treatment
- Neuromuscular re-education
- Bladder re-training
- Specific exercise programs
- Weighted cone resisted exercises
- Postural and low back exercise/stabilization
- Joint mobilization
- Soft tissue and myofascial techniques
Pelvic floor physical therapists also treat fecal incontinence (also known as accidental bowel leakage). There are many risk factors and causes for this condition and it is important to have a medical evaluation to determine the cause. The most common condition is urge incontinence due to weak pelvic floor muscles, and the same strategies utilized by physical therapists for urinary incontinence can also be effective for fecal incontinence.