What is Urinary Incontinence?
Urinary Incontinence is the involuntary loss of bladder control or simply put, to lose urine when you don’t want to. There are two major types of urinary incontinence – Stress Incontinence and Urge Incontinence. Stress Incontinence is the sudden involuntary loss of urine when you exercise or move in a certain way (jumping, coughing or sneezing). Urge Incontinence is when urine leakage occurs as soon as you get the urge to use the bathroom. The sensation is so overwhelming to your bladder muscle that you can’t control it causing you to leak.
What can I do about Urinary Incontinence?
Physical Therapists at Aquacare Rehab use a variety of methods to help their clients gain control over their bladders. A large emphasis of treatment will be placed on educating you on self management and lifestyle changes. Your physical therapist will also teach you how to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles which may prevent worsening leakage or help to reverse the process. Other techniques offered at Aquacare include EMG/biofeedback and electrical stimulation. With biofeedback, electrodes are placed on your skin which feed signals from your muscles to the computer. It allows you to visually see when you are contracting the correct muscles and when you are not. Electrical stimulation is used when you cannot voluntarily contract your muscles. Electrical stimulation will contract the muscles for you so that you may regain control and strength.
You can do something about Urinary Incontinence!
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