Stress Incontinence and Urge Incontinence Physical Therapy
"Have you tried everything to fix incontinence, but feel let down? "
Don’t sacrifice the lifestyle you desire over problems that can be fixed. That’s why we made this just for you.
A Message From Dr. Courtney Gieseman, Head Women's Health and Pelvic Floor PT at KinetikChain Denver
Do You Feel Embarrassment From Leaking Every Time You Cough, Sneeze, Run, Or Jump?
Would You Like To Find Out How You Can Stop Leakage And Get Back To Your Favorite Activities And Feel Like “You” Again?
How To Fix Stress Incontinence and Urge Incontinence
Incontinence simply means that you lack a full and complete voluntary control over your urination. If you have ever unexpectedly peed your pants, even just a little, then you have likely experienced some form of incontinence.
If you experience leakage during movements such as running, jumping, sneezing, or even a good laugh (anything that puts pressure on the bladder) you may be suffering from stress incontinence. If you leak when you get the urge to go to the bathroom, you may be suffering from urge incontinence.
If either of these describe you, know that you are not alone!
Many feel that this is something they just have to “deal with” or that after having babies this is normal. You might even be doing the “kegel method” and not seeing any results.
- You played the “wait and see” approach….and you still have leaking
- Your were told surgery is the only option
- People tell you that this is common and something you will have to live with
- You tried other therapy options in the past that didn’t work
- You attempted YouTube tutorials for exercises
The great thing is that if we know what you have tried and hasn’t worked, we are one step closer to being able to determine what will work more easily!
- Now that we know what doesn’t work how do we move forward with helping you get back to your normal life and fix these potentially embarrassing issues ?
- The first step is to make the decision to seek help. If you have tried any of the above and are not seeing results then it is time to try something else.
The next step is to place yourself in the hands of a pelvic floor expert! You need someone who can properly diagnose and come up with an appropriate plan of care that will guide you to get rid of this once and for all! This is done with a evaluation from a pelvic floor specialist.
- Lastly, completing the right exercises that target your issues, allow you to achieve your goals, and return to your favorite activities without worry of leakage occurring is key!
Incontinence can occur for a number of reasons. Many women are suffering through embarrassing moments or avoiding things they would prefer to be able to do thinking that it will eventually get better, or maybe this is normal. It can be hard to talk about with your significant other, friends, and even your doctor. Many women unnecessarily go through a series of tests or medications to ease the side effects prior to seeking out our help.
It is natural to think that this is your fault or to be scared or concerned. The truth is incontinence, contrary to what people may tell you, is not something you should have to suffer through or live with! It may be getting in the way of your relationships, feeling “like yourself”, or fully enjoying everything you want to do. We hear you and understand you because these are things we have heard from other women just like you and helped guide them get back to a normal life full of enjoyment and fulfillment!
Incontinence is one of the most common things that is treated with pelvic floor therapy. You are not alone. I can tell you with if you have suffered for more than a month the “wait and see” approach will likely not work and could potentially be causing you more harm.
So many women such as yourself suffer from incontinence on a daily basis and it is important that you get the correct diagnosis and care so you can return to a normal life AND your favorite activities without “incidences”.
Women are notorious for taking care of others while not taking care of themselves. For a change let someone else help take care of you. You deserve to be taken care of, and you deserve to live a life without incontinence.
You must choose the right provider for your health. If you don’t, you could end up wasting your time while the problem only gets harder and harder to fix
Getting the “least-invasive”, most natural treatment is VITAL to you stopping your incontinence and keeping it from ever coming back.
To do that, you have to not just treat the incontinence, but have a provider who is willing to figure out WHY these issues happened in the first place. That’s when you’ll get a PERMANENT solution to your problems.
At KinetikChain we’ve created a three step process to get rid of your leaking AND making sure it doesn’t come back again.
Step #1 - We Want to Listen to Your Story
Our medical system is frustrating. You wait weeks, sometimes months, for an appointment, only to get to talk to the doctors for 10 minutes before they have to run to the next patient and you’re left sitting there wondering, “What just happened?”
Even most physical therapy clinics operate this way. They’re not attentive, they’re fast-paced, and your therapist doesn’t have time to actually touch where you hurt.
This is why our first step is to listen to your story.
After working with lots of people with pain and or urinary incontinence, we know that no two people are alike. Each person has a different body, a different history, and different types of pain.
That is why our first step is to have an open conversation and time for you to tell your story. That way we get a deep understanding of what’s going on not just with your body, but also how it’s impacting your life.
Step #2 - Find Out WHY Your Symptoms Started
Many people have a diagnosis, or medical term for what’s going on with their body. Maybe their doctor gave it to them, maybe tests showed the diagnosis, or maybe you found it online.
You could have been told that your only choice was to rest, avoidance, or pads.
Sometimes, those things bring temporary relief, but they’re not addressing what CAUSED the problem in the first place.
Every person’s cause of pain and or urinary incontinence is different. No one has the exact same problem caused by the exact same thing as another person.
Our goal at KinetikChain is to find that original cause of your pain, so not only does your pain and issues go away, they STAY AWAY!
We understand that you still might be skeptical or unsure if physical therapy is right for you. That’s why we created a FREE Discovery session. (Yes! That means the first session is ON US!)
Our Free Discovery Visit are meant specifically for those people who are skeptical, unsure, or have even been let down in the past. During the Discovery Visit you’ll find out what’s wrong, how long it’s going to take to fix it, and give you peace of mind that your problem can be fixed naturally!
Step #3 - Get Rid Of The Pain & Keep It From Coming Back
This is when the big transformations occur. We develop a personalized plan that allows you to…
…Get back to exercising without fear of pain and/or urinary incontinence coming back
…Be able to (play with kids, get back to your workouts, be intimate with your spouse without pain)
…Get back to your pre-pregnancy lifestyle you love
….Be active and mobile and keep up with those full of energy kids without fear of having to pay for it later
Our best clients are those who are motivated and ready to win back and take control of their quality of life. (Even if they feel stuck right now!)
Want to know more about our availability and costs before making any commitment to coming in?
You don’t have to sacrifice the activities you love over problems that can be fixed.
Dr. Courtney Gieseman
Women’s Health and Pelvic Floor Specialist
About Dr. Courtney Gieseman (Women's Health and Pelvic Floor Specialist)
Why Do You Work Here?
“I choose to work for KinetikChain because it is a higher level of care that is provided to our patients. Here at KinetikChain, nobody is treated like just a number. We have the ability to develop personal relationships with our patients. We are not limited by strict guidelines or time, which allows us to treat the entire person. Overall out patients are looking for a solution to their pain/issue, and want to fix it so they can live a better quality of life. We provide them with that, opposed to just treating based on their symptoms. I have always believed in treating person over patient; this place gives me that opportunity.”
Courtney has been helping active adults her whole professional career and loves working with those who are motivated to get back to an active lifestyle. Ever since being mentored by a physical therapist family friend as a child she knew she wanted to help change people’s lives and help them return to the things they love to do.
Living an active lifestyle she has been sidelined from several injuries herself. She feels this helps her to relate to the rehab process, the mental ups and downs, and understands the importance of building quality relationships between therapist and patient.
Courtney received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Trine University in Fort Wayne, IN. She is originally from Illinois but moved to Colorado after graduation and has never looked back. She loves working with high level athletes all the way to weekend warriors and everything in between to help get them back to their sport or goals. She believes in becoming a true teammate and collaborator with her patients to provide them with the best quality of care to ensure their success. Her method of treatment lies in the saying, “Teamwork makes the dream work”. Courtney is a former collegiate golfer and in her spare time loves getting outside to enjoy all of the great Colorado landscapes.