UI affects 30-60% of middle-aged and older women; 15-30% of women under the age of 65 and 22% of men. Only 30-45% of women with incontinence seek care. Common types of urinary incontinence include stress UI (urinary loss upon exertion), urge UI (loss of urine accompanied by or immediately preceded by sensation of urgency), and mixed UI a combo of both.
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Components of Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation:
- Private Examination: The patient undergoes a comprehensive history and physical examination of the pelvic girdle and pelvic floor muscles including an internal vaginal and/or rectal muscle examination of the pelvic floor muscles in a private setting.
- Plan of Care: The PT or OT develops a plan of care and treatment goals including a timeline for achievement of goals. The patient is a partner in establishing goals and timelines. The plan of care is sent to the referring physician for review and signature.
- Pelvic Floor Muscle Training: The patient is trained to perform specific progressive exercises of pelvic floor muscles focusing on correct contraction, motor control, timing, coordination, isolation, endurance, and strength.
- Behavioral Interventions: The therapist provides analysis and advice regarding the patient’s fluid and food intake related to voiding patterns and habits.
- Biofeedback : Surface EMG biofeedback to the pelvic floor muscles and abdominal muscles allows the patient to improve awareness and control of the muscles in order to perform exercises correctly and effectively.
- Electrical Stimulation: Options include internal or external neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) which calms the bladder and helps weak muscles learn to contract.
- Functional Training: Incorporation of active pelvic floor muscle contraction into daily activities to improve success of long term pelvic floor muscle training.
How We are Different
Every patient at Brooks is screened for Urinary Incontinence. Our staff have completed specialized postgraduate training. They work with your physician to develop an individualized plan of care. The Director of the Women’s Health Program, who oversees our services for the treatment of urinary incontinence, is an expert in the field with more than 23 years of clinical, research, teaching, and program development experience.
System of Care
- Brooks Rehabilitation has outpatient locations through out central and north Florida to meet your needs.
- Brooks Rehabilitation also provides home health services through Brooks Home Care Advantage for those that are homebound and find it too taxing an effort to get to outside appointments.
- Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital offers urinary incontinence treatment. All patients are screened for urinary incontinence while at the hospital.
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