Today’s blog post is written by guest blogger Kelly Todd, PT at Athletico Lake in the Hills and Women’s Health Therapy Program Manager
According to the National Association for Continence, twenty-five million adult women between the ages of 18-59 are affected by incontinence – 26% of those affected have involuntary leaking of urine. The three types of incontinence that can be diagnosed when symptoms arise include:
No matter the diagnosis, Athletico Physical Therapy Women’s Health and Men’s Health Specialists look to improve these symptoms, allowing individuals to get back to their regular routine and improve their quality of life. The Athletico Bladder Quiz provides Women and Men with a private location where questions regarding symptoms are answered. If patients wish to be contacted, an Athletico Women’s Health Specialist or Men’s Health Specialist will present potential patients with treatment options or direct them to the nearest Athletico Women’s Health or Men’s Health Clinic location.
Results from the Athletico Bladder Quiz have led to patient success stories. The quiz provides patients with an educational tool for their symptoms, along with direct contact from a Women’s Health or Men’s Health Specialist. Physical therapy for incontinence consists of patient exercises to improve strength, stability, endurance and control of the pelvic floor, hips, and core. Along with exercise, there is education and discussion around dietary modifications, lifestyle and habitual training; including bladder re-training. Incontinence physical therapy patients typically see results within 6-8 weeks of treatment.
If you are experiencing any symptoms of urinary incontinence, please click here to take the Athletico Bladder Quiz or contact an Athletico Women’s Health Specialist or Men’s Health Specialist directly at Womenshealth@athletico.com. We look forward to helping you live a healthy life!