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Incontinence Biofeedback

How to Participate

For more information on the services, call Overlake’s Outpatient Center at 425-688-5900 or find out how to participate in this program.

Urinary incontinence, the involuntary loss of bladder control, affects an estimated 13 million Americans every day. Approximately three million Americans suffer from fecal incontinence. For many, this may become a psychological burden that limits social interaction, decreases excursions outside of the home, limits recreational activities and may cause sexual-interaction avoidance.

The Overlake Outpatient Physical Therapy Department treats incontinence utilizing biofeedback techniques. During biofeedback therapy for incontinence, a sensor is used to detect pelvic floor muscle activity. This information is displayed in graph form on a computer monitor. The muscle activity can be seen as exercises are performed to strengthen these muscles.

Modesty is preserved throughout the treatment. Therapists coordinate a personalized home exercise programs to allow you to carry out strengthening on your own. This treatment can also be beneficial for other painful conditions related to the pelvic floor.