Title

Anatomy and neural control of the lower urinary tract and pelvic floor

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-1-2016

Subject Area

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Abstract

Urinary incontinence is a condition with multifaceted etiology and a significant health issue especially for aging men and women. The purpose of this report is to review the anatomy of the lower urinary tract and pelvic floor, along with the current understanding of the neural control pathways, which act reciprocally at all levels of the nervous system to control the pelvic floor and urinary bladder to maintain urinary continence. Understanding all of these elements and how they affect pelvic floor function, urethral function, or urinary bladder function will assist rehabilitation professionals in addressing this potentially devastating health problem.

Publication Title

Topics in Geriatric Rehabilitation

Volume

32

Issue

4

First Page

280

Last Page

294

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1097/TGR.0000000000000123

ISSN

08827524

E-ISSN

15502414

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