“Urinary incontinence” is a technical term for leaking urine by accident. It is a common condition in the older population, but it can happen throughout the lifespan for a number of reasons. Though it is common, it is NOT normal. And pelvic health physical therapy can help! Stress incontinence is one common type of incontinence.
Urinary Urgency is when there is a sudden and emergent need to urinate. “If I don’t, go now, I won’t make it!” If leaking does occur before making it to the toilet, it is called Urge Urinary Incontinence. These type of bladder control issues may be a result of overactive bladder (OAB), prolapse, dietary irritants,