Women and Aging: The Incontinence Issue

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Women and Aging: The Incontinence Issue

Managing Incontinence

The loss of bladder or bowel control – is a relatively common medical problem. But incontinence is NOT a normal OR an inevitable part of growing older. Moreover, the highly personal nature of the issue prevents people from talking about it with their friends, family members, and sometimes even their doctors, leaving many individuals to suffer in silence.

As a part of Kaplan’s free Community Health Lecture Series, physical therapist Jeanne Scheele explained the urological system (UG system) and the factors that influence bladder urgency & frequency, stress incontinence, and normal/abnormal behaviors of the UG system. Jeanne also discussed several ways to manage symptoms in order to regain control and lessen the stress and anxiety that incontinence issues cause for so many women.

Part I: Understanding the Urogenital System, Bladder Control: Urinary Urgency & Frequency

Part II: Normal & Abnormal Bladder Habits, Stress Incontinence & Strengthening the Pelvic Floor

Part III: Finding Your Pelvic Floor, Biofeedback Assessment, & Self-Help Exercises

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About the Author:

Jeanne Scheele, PT
Jeanne Scheele, P.T. has practiced physical therapy in Northern Virginia for 40 years and serves as the Kaplan Center’s Physical Therapy Director. Jeanne brings a high level of professional knowledge and skill to her work with patients, having practiced in a variety of challenging settings including hospital rehabilitation units, private medical offices specializing with in-patient and out-patient rehabilitation, out-patient clinics for orthopedic therapy and rehabilitation, and as a home-health physical therapist. To read Jeanne's complete bio, click here.