Do you find yourself with a full map of every public restroom along your daily commute in your head? Do you find yourself competing for the aisle seat at movies so you can sneak away to the bathroom? Does it hurt to go? Do you get up multiple times a night? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this week’s Pelvic Health 101 is for you.
On Thursday, March 23 at 7pm, join Stephanie Stamas, physical therapist at Beyond Basics Physical Therapy, for all of the ins and outs of bladder health. Learn how the bladder works, common bladder disorders, and practical tips for helping your bladder symptoms. Light refreshments will be served.
On March 16, 2017 at 7pm we will be kicking off our spring semester of pelvic health education class, we call Pelvic Health 101 (PH101). In our first class we will be introducing you to the pelvic floor muscles, where they are, what they do, and how they relate to the health and function of your bowel, bladder, and sexual functioning. We will also be covering how things such as alignment, posture, muscle tone and nerves can affect your symptoms. This course is a great starting point to help you understand your pelvic floor and pelvic floor symptoms.
Join us at Beyond Basics Physical Therapy in celebrating the International Continence Society (ICS) World Continence Week (June 23-29)! According to their mission statement, “The International Continence Society is a registered charity with a global health focus which strives to improve the quality of life for people affected by urinary, bowel and pelvic floor disorders by advancing basic and clinical science through education, research, and advocacy.”
According to the Continence Promotion Committee, the focus of World Continence Week 2014 is Bladder Diary Day. This project involves individuals worldwide submitting an informational form about their personal bladder habits. The ICS seeks to obtain as much information as possible about typical bladder habits as a basis of comparison for atypical patterns.
Continence is an attainable goal! Don’t allow the commercials and advertisements for “adult pull-up diapers and protective underwear” to mislead you. Leaking is not necessarily inevitable nor should it be expected as part and parcel of the aging process.
If you or someone you know experiences occasional (or frequent) involuntary losses of urine, pelvic floor physical therapy is probably an appropriate alternative for you. Please speak to your doctor and request a prescription for pelvic floor physical therapy. Let’s seek to make adult diapers an extinct species!