Stress Incontinence: A Little Pee When I Sneeze is Normal, Right? Well, Not Exactly…

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Stress incontinence after childbirth is common, but it is not normal. Physical therapy can help. Whether you had a vaginal birth or a c-section, a weakened pelvic floor can lead to lack of urination control. However, a weak pelvic floor isn’t always the culprit. This is why it is important to be evaluated by a physical therapist. More than 75% of women experience significant improvement in their incontinence symptoms with appropriate diagnosis and treatment.1

How Can Physical Therapy Help stress incontinence?

  • Evaluate and determine cause of incontinence
  • Provide information specific to your problem
  • Teach you exercises and strategies to manage your symptoms
  • Develop a program to meet your goals

Furthermore, pelvic floor dysfunction can lead to other symptoms including back pain, pelvic pain, and decreased sexual satisfaction, to name a few. Physical therapy can provide the tools you need to get back on track and feeling better. Click here to learn more about stress incontinence, diagnosis, and how a physical therapist will treat it. If you know you have issues with stress incontinence, call MOSAIC today to schedule an evaluation with our pelvic health physical therapist.