Pelvic Floor Therapy for Urinary and Fecal Incontinence
Bladder Leak, Bowel Leak & Constipation Treatments for Men & Women
Bladder and bowel incontinence – or leakage – and constipation are common health problem affecting millions of women and men. People suffering from these conditions often find that it limits their physical activity, interferes with their work & social interactions, and decreases their quality of life.
The good news is that, in many cases, pelvic floor physical therapy can effectively treat urinary and fecal incontinence – restoring bladder and bowel control. Physical Therapy also has several ways to resolve constipation as well.
There are many contributors to urinary and fecal incontinence and constipation. But one of the most important to consider is the pelvic floor when seeking a comprehensive diagnosis and treatment. The pelvic floor is a group of muscles that serve many functions. In addition to affecting sexual performance, they also control bowel and bladder functions, as well as support the internal organs.
If the pelvic muscles become weak, or if their neuro-motor control is impaired, it can result in urine or feces leakage. There are many different reasons for constipation, and your specialized physical therapy team can help to determine the possible underlying causes and address these in conjunctions with medical management from your referring provider and the addition of nutritional consults as needed.