Takoma lecture spotlights new physical therapy program for urinary incontinence

10:33 am | July 26, 2012

GREENEVILLE — One in four women suffer from urinary incontinence.

Elizabeth Fiser

Few women report it to their doctors because they think it is either a normal part of aging or to be expected after having children.

But relief is now available at Takoma Regional Hospital through a specialized form of physical therapy.

Elizabeth Fiser, a women’s health physical therapist, will discuss treatments during a lecture Thursday, Aug. 2, at the Roby Fitzgerald Adult Center. The event, held from 10-11 a.m., is free and open to the public. Reservations are not required.

“Women need to know that urinary incontinence is not something that they have to live with, it’s often fixable without surgery through pelvic floor muscle strengthening and coordination techniques,” Fiser said.

Takoma is the first in Greene County to offer this specialized physical therapy, Fiser said. “We are excited to offer this therapy to our patients and help end their struggle with loss of bladder control,” she said.

Fiser graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a doctorate in physical therapy. She also graduated from Loyola University in New Orleans, where she received a bachelor of arts degree in political science.

Fiser has completed specialized training in women’s health physical therapy to treat women with urinary incontinence, as well as pelvic pain and pregnancy-related issues.

For more information about the lecture, please contact Tina Chudina, Takoma community relations, at 798-8110.

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