Males and females that are experiencing urinary incontinence will sometimes need physical therapy. Pelvic floor therapy, also known as “pelvic floor bootcamp,” is a procedure that uses the principles of physical therapy to provide an effective, structured and safe reconditioning of the pelvic floor muscles. The goal of pelvic floor therapy is to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles and alleviate pain, weakness and dysfunction.
Who is a good candidate?
Those experiencing leakage as a result of urinary incontinence are good candidates for pelvic floor therapy.
What to expect
During treatment, patients are hooked up to special electrodes and sensors in the lower pelvis and are taught how to do pelvic floor strengthening exercises. Computers then read the electrodes to see if patients are adequately and correctly performing the exercises to improve pelvic floor tone, thereby improving urinary incontinence.