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Bladder Confidence

Many patients accept frequency and leakage to be a normal part of the aging process, but this doesn't have to be the case. We provide private and confidential consultation and treatment for both men and women with a licensed physical therapist specializing in pelvic floor problems. Ninety percent of urinary incontinence can be significantly improved or cured with proper treatment. Treatment plans are individualized and may include biofeedback, pelvic floor muscle rehabilitation, bladder retraining, diet modifications, and lifestyle changes.

  • Normal frequency of urination is considered to be 5-7 times per day and once per night
  • More is NOT normal
  • Any leakage of urine is NOT normal

Physical Symptoms of Urinary Incontinence

  • Stress incontinence – Loss of urine with coughing, sneezing, laughing or exercising.
  • Urge incontinence – Loss of urine that happens because you can't make it to the bathroom in time; you have an urge to go very frequently.

The "pelvic floor" is composed of muscles and ligaments that work together to support pelvic organs such as the vagina, uterus, bladder and bowel.

  • Dropping of the uterus, bladder, or rectum due to muscle and ligament weakness or damage
  • Bladder and bowel control problems
  • Pelvic pressure, pain, or discomfort
  • Chronic prostatitis
  • Pudendal neuralgia

Physical Symptoms of Pelvic Organ Prolapse

  • Difficult bowel movements, constipation, liquid stools
  • Lower backache
  • Painful intercourse
  • Pelvic pressure, pulling/stretching groin pain
  • Sensation of heavy vaginal pressure
  • Urine leakage, frequency, chronic urinary tract infections, difficulty urinating

Physical Symptoms of Fecal Incontinence

  • Inability to control passage of gas
  • Inability to control bowel movements

Some men and women experience pain during intercourse, which is often related to overactive muscles or vaginal problems. This discomfort can often be eliminated through proper diagnosis and treatment.