LIFT Program

What is incontinence?

Incontinence is a condition in which there is an involuntary loss of control of the bowel or bladder. Weakness of the pelvic floor muscles that support the bladder, urethra, vagina and rectum can lead to incontinence.

Purpose

The LIFT program is individually designed to meet the unique needs of each patient. The goal is to educate and train patients to manage and, in some cases, eliminate their symptoms of incontinence.

Service Overview

Beginning with an evaluation, licensed therapists with specialized training formulate a treatment program based on each individual's situation. Treatment may include patient education, manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, biofeedback training and/or electrical stimulation therapy. As with any Physical Therapy, a prescription from a physician is required prior to starting Physical Therapy.

Skills and Licensure of Clinicians

Beaumont Physical Therapists are licensed by the State of Michigan and have undergone specialized training to provide high quality specialized pelvic floor rehabilitation.

Conditions Treated

  • Interstitial cystitis
  • Mixed incontinence
  • Urinary stress incontinence
  • Fecal incontinence
  • Urinary frequency
  • Pregnancy- and post-pregnancyrelated issues
  • Urge incontinence
  • Pelvic floor weakness

Insurance Converage

Most insurances are accepted, but therapy/program coverage depends on individual insurance benefits. Discount programs are available for those who qualify.

Benefits

  • Decrease symptoms of incontinence
  • Increase knowledge and understanding of causes of incontinence
  • Increase awareness and strength of pelvic floor muscles
  • Restores normal daily function
  • Instruction in self-management program and home program