Urinary Incontinence

Urinary Incontinence (UI), or loss of bladder control, is a condition affecting over 200 million people worldwide.¹ Normally, the bladder’s function is to store urine but whenever any part of the urinary system malfunctions, it can lead to incontinence. The frequency of toileting and/or the urgency to void increases the risk of falls by as much as 26% and bone fractures as much as 34%.1 Therefore, it is important to consult with your physician due to these increased risk factors, as there may be different non-surgical therapies in which one can participate to improve bladder control.

Common Conditions or Diagnosis for Urinary Incontinence Program:

Diagnosis of Urge, Stress or Mixed Incontinence       Bladder Leakage when Coughing, Sneezing, or Laughing
Sudden, Strong Urges to Urinate                              Two or More Trips to the Bathroom After Going to Sleep
Side Effects From Bladder Control Medications         Difficulty Controlling the Time and Place to Urinate

Our Interdisciplinary Approach

Skilled Nursing
    History and Physical Assessment                          Medication Review and Teaching
    Teaching of Bladder Irritant Food and Beverage        Urinalysis Collection to rule out UTI

Physical Therapy
    Complete Therapy Evaluation                                  Strengthening and Conditioning Exercises
    Home Assessment                                                Teaching of Pelvic Muscle (Kegel) and Core Exercises 
    Establish Bladder Diary                                          Neuromuscular Re-education with “PENS” unit

Occupational Therapy
    Complete Therapy Evaluation        Home Assessment         Establish Bladder Diary
    Neuromuscular Re-education with “PENS” unit                    Bathroom ADL’s
    Teaching of Pelvic Muscle (Kegel) and Core Exercises        Work/Task Modification

Home Health Aide 
    Grooming and Bathing Assistance                             Light Housekeeping Pertaining to Patient Care Area

Our Urinary Incontinence Program Success Rate
We have 87.7% Effective Rate in Reducing Incontinent Episodes

¹ 2011, US National Institutes of Health-National Institute on Aging; 2011, Urinary Incontinence;www.nia.nih.gov