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Neuro-Urological Rehabilitation

Neuro-Urological Rehabilitation deals primarily with matters related to urinary incontinence, which often are caused by neurological disorders, such as stroke, Parkinson's disease, spinal cord injury and multiple sclerosis. The rehabilitation program is on day hospital basis. It is tailored on the urological problems of the patient and includes the rehabilitation of the perineal muscle structure and the PTNS process.

The Perineal Rehabilitation Plan is a set of technical, non surgical, non pharmaceutical specifications to achieve three objectives. Correct habits acquired by patients to prevent and/or treat urinary incontinence. Establish a proper awareness of the function of the muscles of the pelvic region. Increase tonic contractility and strengthen the phasic muscles of the pelvic floor. Rehabilitative techniques most commonly used are: physiokinesitherapy, biofeedback and functional electrical stimulation (FES)

Percutaneous Tibial Nerve Stimulation (PTNS) is a neuromodulation technique of the lower urinary tract using electrical stimulation of the posterior tibial nerve, located near the ankle, which can also be performed in children as it has no side effects or contraindications.

 

How to Access Therapies

The Neurological Rehabilitation Service is available to the patients admitted to the Hospital (hospitalization) and is also accessible in the day hospital format. In the latter case, the patient can gain access to treatment after undergoing specialist visit at the Urology Clinic of the Santa Lucia Foundation. The Neuro-Urological Day Hospital does not work with neurological fecal incontinence.