Archive for the ‘Seniors’ Category

“What exercises are best to stop urine leaking?”

Friday, January 6th, 2012

“Leaking”, also known as stress urinary incontinence is caused by over stretching or weakening of the pelvic floor muscles.  This can be caused by child birth, repeated heavy lifting, ligament laxity, or pelvic surgery.

Alleviate “leaking” by strengthening the pelvic floor muscles:

  1. Long Contractions – to give your muscles strength and endurance.
  2. Quick Contractions – to allow you to activate your muscles quickly when you sneeze, laugh or lift.
  3. Integrate Pelvic Floor Activation into Daily Activity – this will become an automatic reaction after training and is effective for long term maintenance.
  4. Learn to Relax your Pelvic Floor Muscles to Avoid Overuse – to avoid leaking we often try to hold the pelvic floor muscles all the time.  Like any overuse injury this results in weakening of the muscles. Proper strengthening of the pelvic floor will give you the confidence to know you can activate your pelvic floor when needed and let the muscles relax the rest of the time.

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Bladder Symptoms are Treatable – Pass it on!

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

70-80% of urinary incontinence and overactive bladder is treatable with lifestyle changes and focused exercises – it’s not just Kegels anymore.  With an estimated one in three people living with embarrassing bladder symptoms everyone knows someone who needs this information.

New Moms -Though bladder leaking is fairly common immediately following child birth, 30% of women continue with unresolved bladder leaking 6 months after giving birth.  Seek treatment early to avoid a lifetime of leaking.

Men – Men may not experience incontinence until later in life but seeking treatment early can minimize symptoms.  Erectile dysfunction can be improved with pelvic floor muscle exercise too.  http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16104916

Seniors – Though incontinence is not a normal part of aging, as we become less active and our muscles weaken our symptoms may become worse.  Stay active and seek treatment early to avoid loss of bladder control.

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Urinary Incontinence and Senior Falls

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

Hello,

I have published a new article.

Some loss of balance may be associated with aging, but research has found a relationship between incontinence and risk of falls.  An increase of as much as 3 times!   Control of your bladder and maintaining your balance  rely on some of the same muscles.  Those who are incontinent tend to use of their muscles in a different pattern than those who are continent.  This may impede their ability to react to shifts in balance.   Luckily, this is reversible with focused muscle retraining.

Click the title below for my complete article.

Urinary Incontinence and Senior Falls

Helping others to help themselves,

Karen Sebastian, MSPT

Urinary Incontinence Causes Depression in the Elderly

Monday, November 16th, 2009

Urinary incontinence and overactive bladder can lead to feelings of shame, embarrassment and the downward spiral of social isolation.  Helping yourself to overcome and control symptoms of urinary incontinence will keep you socially and mentally healthy  to enjoy life as you should.  Don’t let leaking or urgency stop you from enjoying your family, friends and social outings.

Click the title below for my complete educational article:

Urinary Incontinence Causes Depression in the Elderly

Helping others to help themselves,

Karen Sebastian, MSPT