The Effectiveness of Massage in Stress Urinary Incontinence—Case Study

Authors

  • Krzysztof Kassolik PhD, PT,

    1. Department of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Physiotherapy, University of Physical Education, Wroclaw, Poland
    2. Institute of Physiotherapy, Public Higher Medical Professional School in Opole, Wroclaw, Poland
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  • Donata Kurpas MD, PhD,

    Corresponding author
    1. Department of Family Medicine, Wroclaw Medical University, Wroclaw, Poland
    2. Institute of Nursing, Public Higher Medical Professional School in Opole, Wroclaw, Poland
    • Correspondence

      Donata Kurpas, ul. Syrokomli 1, 51-141 Wroclaw, Poland

      E-mail: dkurpas@hotmail.com

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  • Waldemar Andrzejewski PhD, PT,

    1. Department of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Physiotherapy, University of Physical Education, Wroclaw, Poland
    2. Institute of Physiotherapy, Public Higher Medical Professional School in Opole, Wroclaw, Poland
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  • Iwona Wilk MSc, PT,

    1. Department of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Physiotherapy, University of Physical Education, Wroclaw, Poland
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  • Marta Swiatek MSc, PT

    1. Department of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Physiotherapy, University of Physical Education, Wroclaw, Poland
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Abstract

Purpose

The aim of the case study was to determine the effectiveness of massage in the management of stress urinary incontinence.

Design

A 50-year-old woman with many years' history of stress incontinence was treated with massage.

Methods

The methodology involved positioning of the patient and massage according to an original method including the initial, main, and final parts.

Findings

The applied therapy contributed to a decreased amount of urine leakage (immediately following the therapy—by 21%, a month later—by 100%) and improved the quality of patient's life.

Conclusions

A decrease in the amount of urinary leakage was observed immediately after therapy. One month after termination of massage therapy, a complete remission of symptoms was observed.

Clinical Relevance

The presented massage procedure had a positive effect on the amount of urinary leakage on effort immediately after therapy and on few-month follow-up produced complete relief from the distress.

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