Take Control, Live Confidently.
Do you lose urine when you laugh or sneeze? Do you miss events because you are afraid of leaking urine out in public?
If so, you are one of 25 million Americans of which over 1 million are men.
Risk Factors if you have incontinence:
1. Morbidity (death); due to fall and fractures
2. Skin breakdown
3. Pressure ulcers
4. Isolation for fear of leaking in public
5. INCREASES CHANCE OF BEING ADMITTED TO NURSING HOME BY 70%
What can you expect to occur during treatments?
We will educate you on the use of bladder diaries which will help you and your therapist better understand what is the best treatment course for your particular incontinence. The diaries also allow us to identify possible bladder irritants and the compensatory strategies to decrease your incontinence. Treatment sessions will include teaching you a specific method of kegels, which is a pelvic floor muscle exercise. Sessions will also include a revolutionary technique using simple motions performed by your therapist as another way to decrease your episodes of incontinence. Being able to understand the ‘whys’ of incontinence has helped many patients resolve their incontinence 100%.
Do you want to try a method to fix without pills or removal of your clothing?
To start your road to recovery, see your local physician for an order to see our certified therapists for incontinence training today.
Medicare and most insurances cover incontinence training.
Meet our certified therapist, RIGHT HERE in HUMBOLDT:
“There are two things that impact your quality of life most, pain and incontinence. Nothing changes your lifestyle more than the onset of one of them."
“Your posture can tell us everything that is wrong. When your posture is not in balance, neither are your organs.”
Carole Zinnel, OTR/L, CLT
Licensed and Certified Occupational Therapist - 15 years of experience
Call the HCMH Therapy Office and schedule your appointment today.
Download Incontinence Brochure Here
Tanya List, OT, Therapy Director
1000 15th Street North, Humboldt, IA 50548
Phone (515) 332-7631 | Fax (515) 332-7620
"I got a referral to see Carole for incontinence therapy. I was obviously nervous because you don’t want to have the ‘I’m 34 and I pee my pants’ conversation with anybody. I went in to see her and we just chatted. I was asking questions and the first thing we talked about wasn’t physical therapy, Carole asked me, ‘what are you eating?’ Which I loved because I don’t want a medicine to fix it and have to stay on my whole life, I want it to be something that I come in and I’m able to maybe help myself fix it through healthy lifestyle habits."
What advice would you give to others? “I think taking action early enough helped.” “Listening to your body when it’s telling you something is wrong, you have to ask for support.” What was your reaction when you aren’t having symptoms? “AWESOME! Was my first thoughts when I wasn’t having any leakage. I don’t want to be in therapy the rest of my life or take medications or have another surgery. I really connected with Carole because she was looking at what I was eating and what I was doing.”
-Anonymous HCMH Patient
“We got started with some things that I anticipated, there were a few other things that she did that I didn’t realize at the time the effect it would have. I learned through these therapy sessions that everything in your body is connected, and one thing can affect another. She did things with me on alignment and working muscle groups that I didn’t think had anything to do with incontinence, but it had an effect. Another thing that really surprised me was a list of foods and beverages that she said you are going to want to look at this. I thought, ‘well this is going to my stomach how does this have anything to do with my bladder?’ I found a few things that definitely effected me.”
“The therapy sessions I thought were great as well as the exercises to strengthen the pelvic floor, to be able to get some normalcy back in my life, some control…”
-Tim Miller, HCMH Patient