incontinence

Urinary incontinence, it's not so funny when it's you

Urinary incontinence, it's not so funny when it's you

There’s been quite a bit of attention on urinary incontinence lately. Or at least that is my perception. Just last month, I came across an article in my local town magazine highlighting the leaky problem many women face and the solutions, usually Kegels or surgery. Before that, I got involved in a discussion with some women who joked about not being able to jump without leaking. And shortly before Mother’s Day, I came across an image giving moms gold stars for jumping without peeing. Some of these discussions had a comedic tone behind them, but I don’t think there’s anything funny about peeing on yourself.  For those of you that are unfortunate to have this issue, you know it’s time consuming, messy, embarrassing, and it can take a big toll on emotional health. So let’s get our laughs out, without leaking of course, and talk about fixing this problem.

Pains of being pregnant

Pains of being pregnant

There are a few articles circulating on the web describing why every woman should receive physical therapy after the birth of a baby. In some countries, it’s standard practice (lucky)! We should also add that every woman should receive physical therapy before the baby is born as well. If you are pregnant, or have been down that road once or twice before, you know quite well the downsides that come with the territory. You know which ones I mean. You remember the annoying pains, hemorrhoids, lack of energy, and who can forget the leakage with a sneeze. You probably didn’t you know that physical therapy can manage some of the less than pleasant feelings.