Wee Answer Wednesday – Physical Therapy & Incontinence
This week Men’s Liberty is exhibiting at the Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association. We’re talking to physical, occupational and rehab therapists about how Men’s Liberty can improve their patient’s quality of life and aid them in gaining independence after a devastating injury.
In that spirit, I wanted to share some of the top questions physical therapists sent us so far this week.
1. Can Men’s Liberty be used in hospitals immediately after an injury and/or during physical therapy?
This depends on the extent and severity of the injury and any ongoing medical procedures being completed. Generally, Men’s Liberty is appropriate for any man without urinary retention regardless of whether they are in a hospital bed or in their home. However, urinary retention can occur after spinal cord injury and require indwelling or intermittent catheterization. Men’s Liberty does allow intermittent catheterization with the device in place so once a regular intermittent catheter regime has been established, Men’s Liberty can be used to manage overflow incontinence.
2. Will the Men’s Liberty stay in place when my patient is being active and sweating, for example during therapy, sports competitions or other strenuous activity?
Absolutely! Men’s Liberty has a proprietary hydrocolloid adhesive which will attach securely to the skin for 24-48 hours. The hydrocolloid will turn milky white as it absorbs moisture and is ready to remove. The only caveat is you MUST attach it to dry skin when first applying. We generally recommend that men change their Liberty daily or along with their shower routine. If continual leaking is a problem, then there are supplemental products available, such as Cunningham Clamps which can temporarily stop dribbling or leaking in order to allow patients to apply the Men’s Liberty and get a secure seal.
3. I do a lot of work with veterans. Is it available in the VA?
Yes! Men’s Liberty is available on the GSA Formulary so patients should be able to have their local pharmacy order it.
4. Why haven’t I heard of this before?
Men’s Liberty is the best secret in the urological sector. We developed it in 2006 with the goal of solving one of the most pervasive health issues today, urinary incontinence. We feel inspired by the impact quality healthcare has on the lives of the people we serve and empathize with the challenges that patients face when managing activities of daily living.
Men’s Liberty can help them overcome their challenges with comfort and dignity. We have sold more than 1 million Men’s Liberty units without Men’s Liberty causing a single reportable adverse event , including UTI or skin injury. We are very proud of that!
And if you’re in San Diego, come check us out at the San Diego Convention Center! We’re raffling off a 32” Flatscreen HD TV!