Incontinence and Pelvic Pain Program
Incontinence Therapy is a conservative, non-surgical approach to treatment of incontinence (involuntary loss of bladder or bowel control) commonly caused by infections, pregnancy, surgery, and obesity.
Older children (age seven and above) who experience nighttime wetting and female athletes who experience incontinence can also benefit from incontinence therapy.
Conservative, non-surgical approach to incontinence and pelvic pain
Decreasing or eliminating urinary or fecal incontinence
Improving quality of life
The program advocates a self-help approach consisting of exercise, dietary modification, relaxation techniques and biofeedback. (Biofeedback helps a person locate and isolate the muscles important for bladder and/or bowel control).
Our specially-trained physical therapist teaches patients simple exercises that help overcome incontinence. The program can typically be mastered in two to six weeks.
Biofeedback for both muscle strengthening or relaxation of pelvic floor
Electrical stimulation for pelvic floor muscle strengthening
Pelvic floor relaxation through modalities such as TENS, massage and/or biofeedback to eliminate or decrease pelvic pain.
Our therapists have over two decades worth of experience in women’s health therapy and have Level 1 certification of Women’s Health Physical Therapy through the American Physical Therapy Association.
For More Information
For further information, please call the UVMC Center for Sports Medicine at (937) 667-2614.
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Content Updated: December 1, 2014