Physical Therapy
 
  Success without Surgery
Physical Therapy Offers Noninvasive Treatment Of Incontinence & Pelvic Pain


Most patients and many medical professionals are unaware that physical therapy can be a simple, effective solution for bladder control problems. Alliance Urology Specialists is the only urology practice in the region, and one of just a few in the entire nation, to offer on-site urinary  physical therapy. Our experienced therapists are specially trained to help male and female patients overcome incontinence and other pelvic floor dysfunction problems without surgery.

Physical therapy is used to treat urinary incontinence, fecal incontinence, pelvic pain, bedwetting, and overactive bladder symptoms. Patients diagnosed with Interstitial Cystitis (IC) can also benefit from this noninvasive therapy. Using physical therapy, patients learn how to improve their strength and control the pelvic floor muscles which helps to decrease leaking or pain.

“Our ultimate goal is to improve the quality of life for our patients,” said Wilda Young, Director of our Physical Therapy Department. “If the underlying problem is mechanical or muscular, physical therapy can often help to correct the condition, and relieve the urologic symptoms.”

At the first visit to our physical therapy department, each patient is evaluated and a customized plan of care is established which could include a combination of the following:
  • Exercise (strength, relaxation, coordination)
  • Biofeedback
  • Behavior Modification
  • Electrical Stimulation
  • Ultrasound
  • Manual Therapy
Physical Therapy Is An Exercise In Success
At the age of 85, Bill is extremely healthy and active. Yet, after undergoing cryosurgery for prostate cancer, he began experiencing urinary incontinence. The condition interfered greatly with his daily activities including his job as an architect. Bill had to schedule time for the restroom in hopes of offsetting his incontinence and still used three pads each day to stay dry.

He was examined at Alliance Urology Specialists by Lloyd J. Peterson, MD, FACS, who recommended urinary physical therapy. “I thought physical  therapy could be effective for this patient, but I was surprised at how quickly he responded to the treatment,” said Dr. Peterson.

Bill noticed improvement in his condition after only three sessions with urinary physical therapist Wilda Young. Today, after a year of physical therapy, he only experiences minimal leakage during strenuous activities like yard work or intense treadmill walking.

“I’m so impressed with my results.” Said Bill. “ I never imagined my problem could be fixed without medication or surgery.”

For more information or to make a patient appointment for our physical therapy services, call 336-274-1114.

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