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Urinary Incontinence

Stressing about always keeping tabs on the nearest bathroom, leaking with coughing or sneezing, avoiding exercise classes, and being scared to run....if you can relate to any of these, urinary incontinence may be to blame. Although common, urinary incontinence is NOT normal and CAN be treated!

Why Is This Happening?

Our body's ability to control when to release urine and feces is due to sphincteric muscles around our urethra and anus. When these muscles become weakened, uncoordinated, or damaged due to pregnancy, childbirth, or simple ageing, leaking can occur. 

"Pelvic floor muscle training and bladder training are effective, with positive results as early as 6 weeks" 

How Can It Be Helped?

You will work 1:1 with a pelvic floor PT to:

  • Regain strength and coordination to your sphincteric muscles

  • Learn optimal breathing strategies to reduce pressure onto the pelvic floor

  • Learn strategies to reduce chances of leaking in the future and how to keep your pelvic floor healthy

Source: Vaz, C. T., Sampaio, R. F., Saltiel, F., & Figueiredo, E. M. (2019). Effectiveness of pelvic floor muscle training and bladder training for women with urinary incontinence in primary care: a pragmatic controlled trial. Brazilian journal of physical therapy, 23(2), 116-124

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