Kathy Elston, PT

Kathy Elston, PT is a 1981 graduate of the University of Kansas Medical Center.  Her specialized education in women’s health issues is complimented by a background in behavior management and wellness.

Articles

You Don’t Have to Suffer with Urinary Incontinence

Over 20 million people suffer with urinary incontinence. The majority of these are women and most of these women don’t even mention it to a health care provider for seven years. A recent study in the Annuals of Internal Medicine (May 2006) stated that a three question test could help clinicians diagnose two most common types of urinary incontinence. The questions are: 1) Have you leaked urine in the last 3 months, 2} When do you leak urine, and 3) When do you leak urine to most?

The Importance of Being Dense: Smart Facts about Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis affects an estimated 28 million people, 80% of which are women. Most of these women probably believe that this condition is just what happens as you get older but osteoporosis is a preventable disease! Prevention must begin early however because by the age of 20 years of age, you have acquired 90% of your total peak bone mass. The good news is that your bones are a dynamic, living substance-always in process of breaking down and rebuilding. Your best defense against osteoporosis is to help your body have the things it needs to be healthy. Being dense takes a smart woman!

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