What it is, how it manifests, and can physical therapy can help.
Unwanted urinary leakage can be associated with stress/pressure to the bladder such as with coughing, sneezing, lifting, and exercising (called Stress Urinary Incontinence) or with a strong sudden onset of urgency (called Urge Urinary Incontinence) where one is not able to make it to the toilet before leakage occurs.
UI is a common, but not normal, condition and can be experienced by both women and men, of all ages, but is more common the older one gets and if there is a history of pregnancies or deliveries.
In contrast to popular opinion, kegels are not always the answer to UI. Pelvic health physical therapy can help to determine what is causing the leakage. A thorough evaluation is important to figure out the “why” and create a program to help address it.
Mendwell is a Pelvic Health Physical Therapy clinic serving patients in Portland, Lake Oswego, Beaverton, and Tigard. Our team of specialists are passionate about helping patients improve pelvic function, relieve pain, and get back to feeling their best. Reach out to learn how we can help.