Services at Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix  

Incontinence Therapy

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Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix
Rehabilitation Institute
1012 E. Willetta St.
Phoenix, AZ 85006
(602) 839-2317
Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix offers treatment for incontinence, without surgery, without pain, and without side effects. The treatment includes pelvic and related muscle rehabilitation and behavioral modification techniques. Incontinence can be significantly reduced or even eliminated.

Signs that Incontinence Therapy may be right for you:
  • You have urinary leakage with sneezing, coughing, running or jumping
  • You experience a sudden or frequent urge/need to urinate
  • You experience losses of large amounts of urine following sudden urges to void
  • You have loss of urine during nighttime sleep or increased frequency of nighttime toileting
  • You experience loss of urine during fitness activities
  • You experience difficulty initiating urination or feel the need to strain when urinating
  • You have altered your life or lowered your self esteem

Who Can Benefit?

  • Pregnant women or women who have just given birth
  • People with problems following illness or surgery
  • Female athletes
  • Women who are menopausal
  • Women with pelvic pain
  • Men or women with diabetes, multiple sclerosis, interstitial cystitis, or low-back pain
  • Children with night incontinence
The Physical Therapy Approach

Incontinence can sometimes be treated with drugs or surgery, but increasingly physicians recommend physical therapy and biofeedback training like those we offer at Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix.
How Biofeedback Works:

Electromyographic biofeedback picks up electrical activity in the pelvic floor muscles through the use of vaginal, rectal or surface sensors. The sensors relay signals to a computer which displays muscle activity on a color screen.

You'll receive treatment in a private room from a qualified physical therapist. With the use of the biofeedback, you'll identify and isolate the muscles needed for bladder and rectal control. Our licensed physical therapist provide a bladder health program designed to enhance the function and control of the pelvic floor and bladder muscles.

The First Step:

  1. Get a doctor's prescription for physical therapy treatment for incontinence.
  2. Schedule an initial one-hour evaluation. This includes pelvic muscle strength assessment, biofeedback treatment, patient education and an individualized home exercise program.
  3. Follow-up with 30-45 minute treatment one to two times a week for continuing education and progression of home exercises.
  4. Current research indicates an average of four to 12 treatments are needed for good results.
To schedule an appointment, please call (602) 839-2317. Please have your physician’s office complete our outpatient referral form to refer you to our program. Ask our office about getting a copy of the form.

Incontinence therapy and the Women's Health Program is supported by a Banner Health Foundation Philanthropy Award. For more information please call the at (602) 747-4483.

Banner – University Medical Center Phoenix
1111 E. McDowell Road
Phoenix, AZ 85006
(602) 839-2000
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