Archive for November, 2009

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


Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

Hello and welcome!

I would like to share with you all that I have experienced, learned and know about bladder issues and pelvic health as a women, a mother, and a Physical Therapist.  My goal is to empower other women (& men) with knowledge about what is happening to their bodies during the course of life.  Urinary incontinence and overactive bladder are still well kept secrets and I want you to know you do not have to live with these conditions.  In most cases you do not have to opt for surgery as a first-line choice for treatment.

My education: I hold a Masters degree in Physical Therapy from Boston University, and a Bachelor’s degree in Dietetics/Nutrition from University of California, Davis. I received Pilates Certification under the progressive thinking Marie Jose Blom of Long Beach Dance Conditioning, and have been a yoga practitioner over many years.

My story:  Following the birth of my first child I experienced urinary incontinence. I was lucky enough to meet a Physical Therapist specializing in Women’s Health who helped me completely resolve my leaking.  My eyes were opened and I carried this experience into my own practice of physical therapy.  After seeing the numbers of Seniors living with incontinence; thinking it is normal, and speaking to countless new moms who laughingly refer to their leaking I decided it was time to reach out more broadly.

I created The Bladder Cure DVD to provide an option for education and self-help.  I have incorporated my cumulative knowledge and current scientific research into the development of “The Bladder Cure” DVD to bring to you the most effective self-help approach.  If you prefer, one on one therapy with a physical therapist is available nationwide and is a very effective option for treatment in most cases.

Feel free to forward questions or comments.  If you have a question chances are many others do too.

Helping others to help themselves,

Karen Sebastian, MSPT, CEO

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