Urinary incontinence occurs when there is loss of control during urination or involuntary bladder emptying. Both the bladder and pelvic floor muscles must work together during urination in order to completely empty the bladder, otherwise incontinence occurs. Recent studies suggest urinary incontinence is fairly common in males and females ages 5 to 7.
Physical therapy is the safest treatment option focusing on:
- Helping strengthen and control the bladder and pelvic floor muscles.
- Exercising these muscles to allow better control in emptying the bladder.
- Techniques to find the correct muscles and learn to use them correctly.