Why Am I Suffering From Embarrassing Leakage?

 

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Why do some women suffer from embarrassing leakage 💦 when exercising, while others seem to crank out the miles on their bike without a drop?🚴‍♀️
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There are many reasons for bladder leakage during activity, but the overall underlying cause is a weak sphincter muscle (that holds the urethra closed) and/or weak pelvic floor (the muscles supporting your bladder, uterus, and bowel). These muscles can become weak for a variety of reasons, the most common being pregnancy/childbirth, pelvic related trauma and aging.
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You’re NOT alone! An estimated 15 million women in the U.S. experience stress urinary incontinence (SUI).
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The therapists at Women’s Health Physical Therapy will help you connect the pieces! Strengthening your pelvic floor muscles is WAY more than just doing Kegels.
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Our therapists will create a customized treatment and exercise plan designed to help you reach your goals faster!
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🚲You’ll be leading the pack in no time!

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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