4 doctors weighed in:

What does a physical therapist do to help with incontinence?

4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Muscle strengthening

Urinary incontinence can be secondary to pelvic muscle weakness especially in pregnancy related incontinence.
Physical therapist can hep you teach kegel's exercises which if done properly have been shown to improve symptoms of urinary incontinence.

In brief: Muscle strengthening

Urinary incontinence can be secondary to pelvic muscle weakness especially in pregnancy related incontinence.
Physical therapist can hep you teach kegel's exercises which if done properly have been shown to improve symptoms of urinary incontinence.
Dr. Raj Singh
Dr. Raj Singh
Thank
Dr. Carolyn Messere
Surgery - Colorectal
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Pelvic floor tone

A physical therapist who is specially trained to treat pelvic floor disorders can work with you to increase the strength of the muscles in the pelvic floor. They will also work with you to improve toilet habits and dietary habits so that you have less incontinence.
Many people have very discoordinated muscles in the pelvis and improving their coordination improves their continence.

In brief: Pelvic floor tone

A physical therapist who is specially trained to treat pelvic floor disorders can work with you to increase the strength of the muscles in the pelvic floor. They will also work with you to improve toilet habits and dietary habits so that you have less incontinence.
Many people have very discoordinated muscles in the pelvis and improving their coordination improves their continence.
Dr. Carolyn Messere
Dr. Carolyn Messere
Thank
Read more answers from doctors