Non-surgical solution to urinary incontinence: pelvic rehabilitation









Providing information about the pelvis, Dr. Dr. Şeker stated that the area made up of the combination of the pelvis, roof bone, and coccyx is called the pelvis and that the pelvic floor muscles are located at the base of this area. Emphasizing that the anus, vagina and urethra exits are included in this structure, Uzm. Dr. Fatma Şeker noted that complaints such as urinary incontinence, constipation/diarrhea and sexual dysfunction can occur because the pelvic floor muscles do not work properly and underlined that the correct functioning of the muscles in this region is ensured with the pelvic floor rehabilitation program.

Physiotherapy and rehabilitation specialist. Dr. Fatma Şeker continued her words in her statement about the pelvic floor rehabilitation program: “The most well-known pelvic floor muscle exercises are Kegel exercises. It is recommended that healthy individuals also do pelvic floor exercises with Kegel exercises. After the toilet requirement has been met, the pelvic floor muscles are contracted for 10 seconds and kept relaxed for 10 seconds, as if to hold in urine, and this is repeated 10 times. It is recommended to do this exercise 6 to 8 times a day. This exercise can be done standing, sitting, working in the office, driving or lying down. The patients who benefit most from pelvic floor rehabilitation are those with urinary incontinence, also known as stress incontinence, due to increased intra-abdominal pressure during laughing/coughing/sneezing or physical activity.

Patients with post-pregnancy urinary incontinence, organ prolapse, and related urinary incontinence often turn to a pelvic rehabilitation specialist. In addition, children with daytime and nighttime urinary incontinence in infancy also benefit from a pelvic rehabilitation program, if appropriate, following a specialist pediatric urologic examination.

Medical Point Gaziantep Hospital Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Specialist Dr. Fatma Şeker, who emphasized that the role of the pelvic floor muscles in both male and female sexual dysfunction is ignored, emphasized the importance of achieving successful outcomes in sexual dysfunction with a program prepared for this, after the anatomical and functional problems after obstetrics revealed and urological examination. Claiming that a pelvic rehabilitation program is conducted with physiotherapists trained in pelvic floor exercises in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation of Medical Point Gaziantep Hospital, Uzm. Dr. Sugar stated that urinary incontinence is a major problem.


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