Healthy Bladder Habits for the Active Woman: Understanding Causes and How to Change

In the spirit of National Bladder Health Awareness Month, we just had to reblog this….it’s just that good!

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Scenario 1

For sale: Skinny jeans. BNWT.

It’s time for a night out. The skinny jeans are calling. The form flattering fabric is just hanging there in the closet, brand new with tags (BNWT). So why is the black leggings and shirtdress of choice the 10th time?! Because the shirtdress-legging outfit covers for laugh, cough, lift and sneeze leakage. It’s also convenient for pads or panty-liners. tight-jeans

The type of bladder leakage described above is stress urinary incontinence (UI). Stress UI is common among women, but that doesn’t mean it should be considered normal.  Coughing, sneezing, laughing and lifting are just a handful of activities that put pressure on your bladder.  If this describes you, research has shown that training the muscles down there can help!  Training your pelvic floor muscles reeducates them to turn on at the right time, and in turn strengthens too. The best pelvic floor muscle training…

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Published by Dr. Cora T Huitt

Cora T. Huitt, PT, DPT, BCB-PMD ~Thirty seven years of clinical practice, specializing in women's health for fifteen years. ~BS Degree in Allied Health Professions, Ohio State University, '72. ~Master of Arts in College Teaching (MACT) focus in Physical Therapy & Therapeutic Exercise, University of North Carolina, '76. ~ Doctorate of Physical Therapy, Alabama State University, 2010 ~Attended multiple courses offered in Women's Health Physical Therapy, including Pelvic 1, 2, 3 Course in Women's Health Section APTA. ~Member of VPTA and APTA, Women's Health Section. ~BCIA-PMDB Biofeedback- Pelvic Muscle Dysfunction Biofeedback. ~Certified Pilates instructor, ProHealth. ~Affiliate member of the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology. ~Member of International Continence Society. ~Member of National Vulvodynia Association. ~Adjunct Clinical Faculty for student affiliation at multiple universities. ~Director of APTA Women's Health Residency since 2007, credentialed in 2008. (only other residency at Duke Unviersity)

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