Archive for December, 2009

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