About Our Urinary Incontinence Center
Helping people regain control and confidence in their life.
You’re Not Alone
Nearly 13 million Americans have experienced some form of incontinence, including women in their teens, 20’s, and 30’s. The good news is that physical therapy, and particularly pelvic floor muscle training, in conjunction with bladder training, are effective in resolving the symptoms of urinary incontinence in many women.
Understanding Bladder and Pelvic Floor Disorders
Pelvic floor dysfunction refers to a wide range of problems that occur when the muscles of the pelvic floor are weak, tight, or there is an impairment of the sacroiliac joint, low back, coccyx and/or hip joint. Infections, pregnancy or childbirth, trauma, or surgery are some causes.
Bladder and pelvic floor disorders can include any pain or dysfunction in the area of the uterus, cervix, vagina, bladder, or rectum. The primary type of bladder and pelvic floor disorder is urinary incontinence. There are two main types:
- Stress Incontinence: tiny leaks that occur when motion stresses the bladder, such as coughing, sneezing, or laughing
- Urge Incontinence: also called “overactive bladder,” this is the urgent need to go to the bathroom followed by an involuntary loss of urine.
Take Back Control of Your Life
Many people are surprised to learn that there are non-invasive physical therapy options that can treat pelvic floor dysfunctions. They blend coordination of care, communication and documentation, and patient education for a conservative treatment approach. The following options are available in a private setting:
- Behavioral Therapy / Instruction
- Manual Therapy
- Therapeutic Exercise
- Patient Related Education
- Electro-therapeutic Modalities
For individuals who require more extensive treatment, Ocean Medical Center’s experienced specialists offer the latest in minimally invasive and surgical options. These should be explored with a physician after non-invasive treatments have been unsuccessful.
Contact the Urinary Incontinence Center today to schedule a private consultation.
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