Total Control® for Home Care is a pelvic fitness program designed to improve bladder control.
Developed by the Women’s Health Foundation, an organization that has helped thousands of people improve their bladder control.
Total Control® for Home Care is a strengthening and education program designed for individuals suffering from the most common incontinence cause of incontinence, weakness of the pelvic floor muscles. The Total Control® for Home Care program is the diet and exercise approach to incontinence.
There are three basic elements to the program:
Topics include how the bladder works, why is it important to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles, and what food and drinks can make symptoms worse.
- Behavior Modification
We focus on how different bathroom habits can make leakage and urgency worse – or better. Example topics include, the problem with going “just in case,” tips and strategies for urge suppression, and recommendations for reducing nighttime frequency.
- Pelvic Floor Exercises
Each session will include an exercise component to strengthen the muscles that support the pelvic organs and reduce leakage. These are very low intensity exercises that are performed primarily in a seated position. For individuals who can stand, a few additional exercises will be included. Most people say that their brain sweats more than their bodies during this component of the class.
Who is this program ideally suited for?
- Women and Men who are unable to control the release of urine or stool especially when they laugh, cough, sneeze or stand up.
- Individuals who go to the restroom frequently, more than every three hours or more than twice at night.
- Someone who has a sudden urge and has to rush to the bathroom.
Incontinence increases an older person’s risk of falling by 26%. We discuss strategies for reducing this risk.
Call (512) 623-7800 to find out more or click here to schedule a free consultation.
We do not diagnose or provide rehabilitation services. We cannot make any guarantees to the effectiveness of the program – simply because there is such a wide range of causes for incontinence.