Incontinence. No one likes to talk about it. The embarrassment, constant fear of accidents and the loss of control. Bladder control problems can dominate every aspect of a person’s life, causing severe social, psychological, emotional and economic damage. In older adults, incontinence is the number one cause for transition from assisted living facilities to nursing homes. We tend to think of incontinence as a natural, and inevitable, part of the aging process. Yet bladder control problems affect millions of Americans of all ages:
1 out of 3 women over the age of 65
1 out of 4 women between the ages of 30 and 59
1 out of 3 women who give vaginal birth
1.5 out of 10 women under the age of 25
1 out of 3 men who have had prostate surgery
Bladder and bowel control problems are not a natural consequence of aging and you don’t have to live with them. You can regain control. Without surgery, drugs or side effects. At CPW we use behavior modification, manual techniques, and interactive muscle training techniques known as biofeedback to teach you how to isolate and strengthen your pelvic floor muscles. Our Pelvic Health Program is a comprehensive, conservative therapy program for treating both urinary and fecal incontinence, pelvic pain, constipation, and other disorders. This clinically proven treatment utilizes biofeedback techniques for rehabilitation of your pelvic floor muscles. The Pelvic Health Program has an 87% success rate and our patients learn to control leakage — often in just 6 to 8 sessions.
CPW was the first rehabilitation facility in Northwest Ohio to offer biofeedback for treatment of incontinence.
Incontinence can be prevented and if it does occur can, in most cases, be treated successfully. Yet without treatment, the condition will worsen over time. Participation in the Pelvic Health Program requires a physician referral and is covered by most major insurers, including Medicare.
CPW provides FREE, confidential consultations for anyone considering treatment for bladder control problems. For more information call Cindy Binkley, RKT, at (419) 841-9622.