November 12, 2014
It is estimated that up to one-quarter of American women suffer from urinary incontinence. Urinary incontinence is the accidental and uncontrolled loss of urine. Many women experience a leakage of urine when they sneeze, cough, laugh, or exercise. Aging, pregnancy, childbirth, constipation, and even hormonal changes, can weaken the pelvic floor and cause urine to accidentally leak. At Sovereign Rehabilitation, we offer a medical team approach to treat stress incontinence, urge incontinence or a combination of both. Studies have shown that physical therapy can significantly benefit those who suffer from a weakened pelvic floor.
While many women visit their OBGYNs for treatment of urinary incontinence, they are often referred to a physical therapist. Physical therapists specialize in developing treatment plans to restore function and prevent disability. At Sovereign Rehabilitation our licensed physical therapists work with women to find relief from female health issues. Pelvic floor muscle exercises are extremely beneficial for women who suffer from urinary incontinence. Contracting, holding and releasing the pelvic floor muscles is one of the most effective defenses in the battle over urinary incontinence. Many women have trouble identifying these muscles. Excess weight from obesity or pregnancy can often weaken the pelvic floor muscles so extremely that they can no longer be identified for exercises. The specialized women’s physical therapists at Sovereign Rehabilitation work with all of our patients on an individualized basis to treat them step by step in order for them to regain full function over their bladders.
If you are suffering from urinary incontinence and wish to treat your issue without surgery, contact Sovereign Rehabilitation today to schedule an appointment with our Atlanta Urinary Incontinence Specialists. At Sovereign Rehabilitation, we make life feel better. Call today.
Posted on behalf of Alan Grodin, PT, MTC, Sovereign Rehabilitation
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