Incontinence is any involuntary loss of bladder or bowel function. It can range from a small amount of leakage up to a full loss of bladder/bowel capacity. Either way, incontinence can severely affect a person’s quality of life.
At Rebalance Physical Therapy, we approach incontinence in a holistic manner by looking at the entire body. Often times with incontinence, there is an underlying postural dysfunction causing muscular gripping patterns. This can increase pressure in the abdominal cavity and on the pelvic organs. If this happens, the organs cannot properly function.
Areas of the body are linking and interacting with each other constantly during our body’s functional motion. The bladder and the bowels are no different. By considering the connections between different parts of the body and treating the underlying postural and movement dysfunctions, incontinence can be better reasoned, explained and treated appropriately.