Pelvic organ prolapse
Leaking can cause both negative physical and emotional consequences. People with UI may avoid activities they previously enjoyed because of worry that they might leak. In some cases, those who have experienced childbirth may believe that leaking is an unavoidable. Strong evidence indicates that folks of all ages with UI can have significantly higher levels of depression and anxiety compared to those without. Additionally, incontinence may be associated with a higher risk for falls and decline in physical performance in older adults.
However, there are effective treatment options for UI. Physical therapy for pelvic floor muscle training has been shown to reduce leakage episodes, decrease quantity of leakage, and improve quality of life. A physical therapist with training in pelvic health PT can work with you to help figure out why you are leaking and make an individualized plan tailored to your needs in order to address it. Contact HPT to learn more about pelvic health physical therapy for UI today!
John has been practicing outpatient physical therapy since 2006. He has treated a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions. He has identified male pelvic floor issues including sexual dysfunction, urine leakage, and pelvic pain to be an area of interest. Over the years, he has seen patients for many different diagnoses and it became evident that there is a need for male pelvic health specialists. Many male patients are not comfortable discussing some of the more sensitive issues around sexual health and bowel/bladder function, so John seeks to supply a safe and supportive atmosphere to address these issues. Areas of special interest are patients that have had prostate surgery for cancer or BPH and returning them to a normal lifestyle. Feel free to call or message today with questions or concerns.