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If you suffer from incontinence, the inability to control the bladder or bowel,you are not alone. Incontinence is a very common problem that affects an estimated 25 million American men and women of all ages. Evaluation and treatment are available at Outpatient Rehabilitation Services at Ballard, Cherry Hill, First Hill, and West Seattle Rehabilitation. During the first visit the therapist will gather information about the frequency and type of incontinence experienced.

Types of incontinence treated:

  • Fecal
  • Urinary
  • Mixed
  • Stress
  • Urge
  • Dysfunctional Voiding

Typically a pelvic floor examination will be performed. Each person will be instructed in how to perform pelvic floor exercises. In addition the therapist will use other treatment tools to ensure the best results. 

These tools may include:

  • Biofeedback - helps patients learn how to use the correct muscles and measure progress
  • Behavioral training- you may be asked to keep a diary of your eating, drinking and toileting habits
  • Electrical stimulation - In some cases where the muscles are very weak,a gentle therapeutic electrical current passed through internal or external  electrodes can be helpful in training the muscle to contract and get stronger
  • Home exercise program - Tips on how to improve bladder control and individualized exercise prescription