Continence Care

If you cough, sneeze, exercise… Do you LEAK URINE??? Do you use pad so you DON’T URINATE YOUR CLOTHING?

Our provider will determine what type of pelvic floor therapy you will need.The purpose of the therapy is to improve symptoms of urinary incontinence, improve strength of pelvic floor muscles, and improve the amount of urine the bladder can hold.

WHAT IS PELVIC FLOOR

This conservative, non-surgical therapy is  used to treat incontinence, urgency,  pelvic pain, or to re-educate the pelvic  floor muscles to restore and maintain  health. A health care professional will  educate, evaluate, and instruct you on proper isolation and exercise of your pelvic floor muscles. Often people  attempt to exercise the pelvic floor by  performing “Kegel exercises”, but do not  realize that they are performing these  exercises improperly, and therefore are  not making progress. With the guidance of  trained healthcare professionals  biofeedback offers a clear visual reinforcement of the accuracy and effectiveness of muscle exercises to

PELVIC FLOOR MUSCLE EXERCISE THERAPY

Using pelvic floor therapy technology, a computer recorder monitors the strength of your pelvic muscles and your progress
throughout the therapy. This computerized technology allows you to immediately see the results as you contract and relax the correct group of muscles according to a preset pattern of exercises. Think of this as your personal trainer while you “do a circuit” of exercises just as they do for other muscles in the fitness centers! You will learn skills that will enable you to continue maintaining pelvic floor health throughout your life.

PELVIC FLOOR THERAPY

With each visit, you will consult with your healthcare professional about your progress and discuss your therapy regimen. Typically this therapy consists of weekly sessions for 3-4 weeks. The first session will last about one hour while the remaining sessions will last less than an hour. A small medical device called a probe will be inserted vaginally or rectally to allow direct assessment of the pelvic floor muscles. Also adhesive patches are placed on your abdominal muscles so that you can be assured that only the desired muscles contract while exercising. This probe and the patches are to be cleaned and re-used for each therapy session. You will keep them and bring them with you each time you visit. It is important to always have these with you for your obtain optimal results.

ELECTRICAL STIMULATION DURING PELVIC FLOOR THERAPY

Your physician may decide that your pelvic floor muscles could benefit from an extra boost of exercise which can be
provided by directly stimulating these muscles. A very mild electrical stimulation causes the muscles to contract without your direct effort. Many people also report this offers a sensation that guides them in identifying the correct muscles to contract. This stimulation often is described as a tingling sensation – this is not painful – and is always adjusted to your specific comfort.

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING PELVIC FLOOR THERAPY

With each visit, you will consult with  your healthcare professional about  your progress and discuss your therapy regimen. Typically this therapy consists of weekly sessions for 3-4 weeks. The first session will last about one hour while the remaining
sessions will last less than an hour. A small medical device called a probe will be inserted vaginally or rectally to allow direct assessment of the pelvic floor muscles. Also adhesive patches are placed on your abdominal muscles so that you can be assured that only the desired muscles contract while exercising. This probe and the patches are to be cleaned and re-used for each therapy session. You will keep them and bring them with you each time you visit.

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