Women's Wellness (Lusby Location only)
Urinary Incontinence is the involuntary loss of urine. There are many causes and the problem is extremely common. Twenty-five to thirty percent of women up to the age of 59 and 40-50% of women 60 and over suffer from this problem.
When patients report a loss of urine when coughing, laughing, sneezing or exercising, it is usually due to weakness in the muscles at the base of the pelvis. These muscles can be stretched and weakened over time and the problem is increased with pregnancy, vaginal deliveries, high impact physical activity, smoking, obesity and diabetes.
The good news is that these muscles can be strengthened just like any other muscle in your body. It is extremely important that the muscles be strengthened appropriately. Many women do not perform 'Kegel' contractions correctly. Many have lifestyle habits that reverse the effects of the exercises they are performing to try and improve their condition.
As a licensed physical therapist with specialized training in the area of women's health, we have the knowledge, experience and tools to help women decrease and/or eliminate the problem of urinary incontinence. The process is easy, painless and usually fully covered by insurance with a prescription from a physician.
Countless women were very limited in their physical activity due to urinary incontinence, that are now back on the racquetball court or aerobics floor without concern about leaking. If urinary incontinence is limiting your life, there is a way to regain control.
Please call Lindsay Lavato, DPT at our Lusby Office (410) 326-3432 to schedule an appointment.
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