How Physical Therapy Can Help with Incontinence


Urinary incontinence–a leakage of urine that can happen any time of the day or night–can affect both men and women, and is a result of multiple causes, including stress, anxiety, and childbirth.

Your pelvic floor muscles help support your lower back and stabilize the pelvic bones. Certified physical therapists like the experts at Core 3 Physical Therapy can help address issues of incontinence by supporting a strengthening of the pelvic floor muscles. Below is a quick guide to the ways the Physical Therapists at Core3 PT can help in these cases:

How a physical therapist can help

The Physical Therapists at Core3 PT can help people strengthen their pelvic floor muscles through a personalized plan, depending on your age and special circumstances. The plan can include exercises like tensing and releasing those muscles and doing Kegel exercises. 

The Physical Therapists at Core3 PT can also use other modalities like biofeedback, which measures your pelvic floor muscle activity by gently applying electrodes. This method depends on your symptoms and personal comfort level, so your physical therapist might also use other options such as muscle strengthening, or use an individualized combination of methods that is suited best to you. 

The Physical Therapists at Core3 PT can also assist with diet and nutrition since certain foods might make your incontinence worse. They will recommend daily exercises to improve your overall health as well as targeted exercises to decrease urges.

Is there a special type of physical therapist who can help me with incontinence?

Since women are more likely to experience urinary incontinence than men are, The Physical Therapists at Core3 PT specialize in women’s health. They are able to work with women based on their individual needs and experiences. The physical therapists at Core 3 Physical Therapy specialize in women’s health issues, and have the experience and expertise to help women with incontinence and other health concerns. 

Urinary incontinence happens to men and women across America and can be caused by a number of factors. Working with the Physical Therapists at Core3 PT can be very helpful in identifying the type of incontinence you have and then supporting you through exercises that will help strengthen your pelvic floor muscles. The Physical Therapists at Core3 PT can also provide assistance with health and wellness by suggesting foods and daily exercise routines that will benefit your individual case. There are also physical therapists at Core3 PT who work specifically with women this is a great option for women who would like specialized advice based on their experiences.

Make an appointment to speak with an expert at Core 3 Physical Therapy today to find the best way forward to your good health!

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