Urinary incontinence is a common and often frustrating condition. Though it occurs more often as people get older, urinary incontinence can take place at any age. It can be a chronic problem or will often occur after a surgical procedure, childbirth or injury.
Many people experience occasional, minor leaks of urine. Others may lose small to moderate amounts of urine more frequently.
Types of urinary incontinence include:
- Stress incontinence. Urine leaks when you exert pressure on your bladder by coughing, sneezing, laughing, exercising or lifting something heavy.
- Urge incontinence. You have a sudden, intense urge to urinate followed by an involuntary loss of urine. You may need to urinate often, including throughout the night. Urge incontinence may be caused by a minor condition, such as infection, or a more-severe condition such as a neurologic disorder or diabetes.
- Overflow incontinence. You experience frequent or constant dribbling of urine due to a bladder that doesn’t empty completely.
- Functional incontinence. A physical or mental impairment keeps you from making it to the toilet in time. For example, if you have severe arthritis, you may not be able to unbutton your pants quickly enough.
- Mixed incontinence. You experience more than one type of urinary incontinence.
At MDM Physical Therapy we treat incontinence in a unique way. We focus on the alignment of the pelvis and the proper function of the nerves connected to the bladder. We combine gentle manual therapy with muscle strengthening and a nerve/muscle treatment called Myokinesthetics which helps to ‘reboot’ and correct the nerve impulses in an area that has been compromised.
We consistently experience excellent outcomes for a majority of patients.
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