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Urinary Incontinence Therapy
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Urinary Incontinence (UI)
Urinary incontinence is the involuntary loss of urine sufficient to be a problem. It often occurs at the same time that internal abdominal pressure is increased, such as during a cough, sneeze, laugh, or other physical activity.
How common is UI?
- UI affects about 13 million people
- Ages 15 to 64: occurs in 10-30% of women, and 1.5-5% of men
- Ages 60+: occurs in 15-35% of population (twice as likely for women)
- Half of all women are affected by UI at some point as many as 10% have regular incontinence.
- About 20% of women over the age of 75 experience UI daily.
- The risk for UI increases with age, obesity, chronic bronchitis, asthma, and childbearing.
- For nursing home residents, the risk is 50% or greater.
- For home bound elderly, the risk is about 53%.
What are the symptoms?
- sensation of bladder fullness
- increased urinary frequency or urgency
- discomfort during intercourse
- loss of urine when coughing, sneezing, standing, or during physical activity
- a feeling of pressure or bulging in the vagina
- difficulty initiating urine stream
- inability to empty bladder completely
What are the possible effects of chronic UI?
- Withdrawal and isolation
- Skin irritation and breakdown
- Nursing home admissions
Yes - there are treatments to help reduce UI!
- Lifestyle changes
- Physiological quieting
- Therapeutic exercises (beyond Kegels)
- Physical therapy modalities, such as biofeedback
- Surgical intervention
Physical Therapy for UI
- Initial appointment is 60 to 75 minutes
- Five to eight visits about 30 to 45 minutes each
- One session per week
- Results are usually noticed in 7 to 10 days
- Physical therapy program may include lifestyle changes, physiological quieting, therapeutic exercise, and the use of biofeedback.
- The Urinary Incontinence Program is available through your physician's referral
For more information, please contact:
Rice Rehabilitation Center
311 SW 3rd St.
Willmar, MN 56201
Lynn Stier, Director