Fixing the Leak

Urinary incontinence is something that is very common among women and men in the United States. It is a problem that is often ignored and accepted as a normal part of aging, or something that all moms deal with after childbirth. Incontinence can be embarrassing to talk about, and since there is an entire aisle dedicated to this in the stores, it must just be part of life right? Actually, many people are not aware that there are simple things that can be done to address urinary leakage and pelvic health physical therapy can help.

The specific type of treatment for incontinence is very individual and dependent on your symptoms and muscle function. That is why it is important to seek care from a professional instead of googling “how to do a Kegel” or even following a generic handout in an attempt to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles. Depending upon whether you are experiencing urge urinary incontinence, stress urinary incontinence, or a mix of both, your treatment could include strengthening, muscle re-training, bladder training, fluid intake modification or a combination of these.

Tara Mund, DPT, is Endurance Physio’s pelvic health specialist and she has been helping women and men address urinary incontinence in Missoula for the past 10 years. Tara understands the importance of a customized treatment approach to meet your individual needs and goals. Whether that means running a marathon or just playing with your kids, Endurance Physio wants to see you get back to being the best version of yourself!

Contact Endurance Physio to make an appointment (926-2150), or email Tara with any questions at Endurancephysiotara@gmail.com.