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Incontinence and Physical Therapy

More than 12 million Americans have urinary incontinence, according to the Bladder Advisory Counsel of the American Foundation for Urologic Disease. Moreover, women are twice as likely as men to have this condition. Incontinence is a medical problem that can be treated.

Three types of incontinence

  • Stress incontinence: You involuntarily lose urine when you laugh, run, cough or sneeze
  • Urgency: An overactive bladder involuntarily contracts and you feel it necessary to reach a bathroom right away
  • Frequency: The tendency to urinate more than is normal to the point that it disrupts your daily life.

The Center for Physical Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine offers, among other treatments, physical therapy for incontinence treatment. It is one of the least invasive and most conservative treatments available. Often chosen as the first course of treatment for many patients, physical therapy has few negative side effects.

The team of physical therapists at The Center for Physical Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine is specially trained in the areas of women's health, incontinence and pelvic pain. We treat women of all ages - including teenagers, mothers after childbirth and seniors. Incontinence, while many times thought of as a woman's condition, affects men as well. We are also fully trained to treat men of any age dealing with incontinence.

By developing a program designed to specifically meet your needs and lifestyle, we can help you overcome incontinence's bothersome effects. Your physical therapy treatment may include therapeutic exercise, biofeedback, changes in diet, and/or behavior modification. We will meet with you once a week for anywhere from 6-12 weeks. Patients frequently see results in the first few weeks.

A physician's prescription is necessary for treatment. If you need assistance in obtaining one, please contact us.

The Center for Physical Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine
at Fern Hill Medical CampusView Map
915 Old Fern Hill Road
Building A, Suite 4
West Chester, PA 19380
Phone: 610.738.2480
Fax: 610.738.2485

Last Updated: 7/22/2009