World Continence Week -- You're Not Alone!
Incontinence sounds like a complicated word only used in nursing homes or hospitals. However, a quarter to a third of men and women in the U.S. are struggling with urinary incontinence!
Did you know celebrities such as Katy Perry and Stephen King actually suffered from incontinence?
World Continence Week, taking place on the last week of June each year, is a time to not only raise awareness about incontinence, but end the stigma and shame that surrounds it. People suffer from incontinence for all reasons, and most wouldn’t think of physical therapy as something that could help. But it can!
We all have pelvic floor muscles that support our pelvic organs and stop the flow of urine. If those muscles become weak, incontinence may become a side effect. This is where physical therapy can come in. Physical therapy can help strengthen those muscles again, improve your alignment and posture and reduce incontinence!
Anyone can suffer from this, including men, women and children.
We know the details aren’t glamorous, and sometimes issues like this can become confusing. What’s important is understanding that incontinence isn’t something to be ashamed of, it’s something that anyone can overcome.
We’re here to help! Please let us know if you have any questions!