Types of Incontinence:
1. What is Stress Incontinence?
Stress incontinence is leaking that occurs with physical movement or activity — such as coughing, laughing, sneezing, running or lifting. Activities such as these put pressure (stress) on your bladder, causing you to leak urine.
2. What is Urge Incontinence?
Urge incontinence is when you have a sudden, intense urge to urinate followed by an involuntary loss of urine.
3. What is Mixed Incontinence?
Mixed incontinence is when urge and stress incontinence occur together.
4. What is Overflow Incontinence?
Overflow incontinence occurs when you leak or dribble urine because your bladder is too full. Some people experience overflow incontinence because they can't empty their bladder all the way when they pee.
What are possible causes of incontinence?
Pelvic Floor Muscle Spasm
Pelvic Floor Weakness
Low Back Pain
Urinary Tract Infections
How Do You Treat Urinary Incontinence?
Treatment options will vary depending on the cause of the incontinence but can include the following;
1. Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy:
Pelvic Floor PT can prescribe exercises (NOT just Kegel exercises), stretches, and self release techniques to improve pelvic floor muscle function and improve incontinence symptoms. A pelvic floor PT can assess your whole body movement and mechanics to determine why your pelvic floor muscles are not working optimally. Pelvic floor PT can be beneficial whether through online services or in-person.
3. Surgical Interventions
4. Manage with pads, or pee-proof underwear
5. Try our My Core Floor Membership Program
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