Urinary incontinence is the involuntary loss of bladder control and is a common problem for women of all ages. It is a symptom that something else is happening in your body that could be a serious medical problem. The more you understand how your bladder works, the better you will be able to control your incontinence. Most cases of urinary incontinence can be treated successfully, and the earlier you seek intervention and medical attention, the better the cure rate.

St. Francis offers non-invasive treatments for your incontinence through the UroCare program. Your physical therapist can guide you and help with the determination of your type of urinary incontinence (urge incontinence, stress incontinence, or mixed incontinence) and an exploration of possible factors leading to your incontinence. UroCare education and treatments includes:

  • Education about your condition

  • Education about the bladder, pelvic floor muscles, and normal voiding techniques

  • Keeping a bladder diary to recognize urinary habits

  • Tips on lifestyle changes, such as diet, to help your bladder be less irritable

  • Therapeutic exercise, such as pelvic muscle strengthening

  • Bladder control training

  • Biofeedback

  • Body mechanics modification, such as exercising correctly

  • Functional activity training, such as moving and lifting

  • Medical management of your condition, via an attending physician

  • Exploration of surgical treatment, if needed.

If you are experiencing problems with urinary incontinence, consult your physician or healthcare professional. They can help you decide which treatment is best for you and can provide a referral to UroCare at St. Francis. For more information about UroCare, please call 864-675-4650.

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