Incontinence – Extension of pelvic health
Urinary (or bladder) incontinence happens when you are not able to keep urine from leaking out of your urethra, the tube that carries urine out of your body from your bladder. You may leak urine from time to time. Or, you may not be able to hold any urine.
Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
The pelvic floor stretches from the pubic bone to the spinal cord and is comparable to a hammock that supports the organs of the pelvis such as the bladder. Dysfunction occurs when the pelvic floor is damaged or weakened. Damage to the pelvic floor can result from childbirth, genetics, injury, medications or surgery.
Numerous people suffer from pelvic floor dysfunctions such as fecal incontinence. Fecal incontinence results in the involuntary loss of stool or gas caused by decreased tonicity and contractile weakness of the anal sphincter. Fortunately, there is treatment available for anyone suffering from fecal incontinence. For the past 15 years Teena Petree, P.T. has successfully treated this dysfunction with biofeedback and exercise.
I just finished a course of treatment for urinary incontinence resulting from prostate cancer and subsequent removal of prostate gland. Starting with FYZICAL about three weeks after surgery, I have made great progress, with home exercises under direction of Christina, and biofeedback sessions with Teena. I showed an 80% improvement in the course of the last 7.5 months of treatment, and I estimate a possible 90% improvement over the full 9 months of treatment. Still showing continuous improvement with the follow-on home exercises. Sessions were very helpful. Both Christina and Teena were very knowledgeable in their field and helpful in their care. Teena’s biofeedback showed me the proper muscles to contract and strengthen when I did the Kegel exercises. Biofeedback was also helpful in showing weekly improvement in muscle strength, which has more than doubled under treatment. I had a month or so break from my home exercise routine due to a road trip, and results might have been even better had that not occurred. I graduated from wearing Walmart “plastic pants” all day long, with their own big pad, to wearing a heavy pad during the day and a light one at night. Soon, I expect to be going to a light pad during the day as well, as continence improves. I am very satisfied with the results I have. I recommend FYZICAL for incontinence recovery. Helped my balance too BTW.