Incontinence

Physical Therapy for Bowel Disorders

By Cara Konlian, MSPT, CEO, Aquacare Physical Therapy   Most people are unaware that pelvic floor therapy can help in the management of bowel disorders. Physical therapists can evaluate and treat the musculoskeletal and neuromuscular components of bowel dysfunction in order to improve a patient’s quality of life.  Some bowel disorders proven to improve with […]

Written by on September 28, 2023

Strengthen Your Core Muscles with Physical Therapy

Whether lifting a box, or running a marathon, you need strong core muscles for functional movement, balance, performance and injury prevention. What are the Core Muscles? The core muscles consist of two groups: Inner Core Muscles: These deep internal muscles are the core’s stabilizers. They are attached to the spine and support movement. Outer Core […]

Written by on August 11, 2023

I Have to ‘Go’ All The Time, What Do I Do?

Does this sound like you: I often have the urge to run to the bathroom. As a pelvic physical therapist, one of the most common complaints I hear with continence issues is the disruption and embarrassment caused by a frequent overwhelming urge to void. You run to the bathroom, void all of a few ounces, […]

Written by on April 1, 2023

Allergy Season Have You Worried About Urine Leakage When You Sneeze?

Pelvic floor physical therapy can assist in decreasing urine leakage during a sneeze, with the KNACK technique. What is the KNACK?  The KNACK is a strong and well timed contraction of the Pelvic Floor Muscles (PFM), also known as the Kegel. It involves the PFM contracting immediately before and during any increase in downward pressure […]

Written by on April 1, 2020