Category Archives: Incontinence

Everybody Physical Therapy can help you with incontinence, urinary urgency, and frequency at both our Portland and Vancouver locations. Please read through some of the content listed below for more information on incontinence issues.

Stress Urinary Incontinence

Stress Incontinence Stress incontinence usually results from weakness and lack of support in the pelvic-floor muscles. It can happen with laughing, sneezing, or coughing or with exercise or activities such as lifting. Women with stress incontinence often have "underactive" pelvic floor muscles as a result of: Pregnancy and childbirth, which can put stress or pressure…
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Urge Incontinence

Urge Incontinence With urge incontinence, you may or may not have pelvic-floor muscle weakness or pelvic muscle tension or spasm. Functional Incontinence In functional incontinence, the cause isn't related directly to the bladder or pelvic-floor muscles: Joint pain or muscle weakness that cause you to move with difficulty Confusion, dementia, or delirium Environmental barriers, such…
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Interstitial Cystitis

Interstitial Cystitis is a pelvic pain syndrome affecting millions men, and women throughout the world. However,  of the Americans estimated to have IC, 90 percent are women. The symptoms of IC vary from case to case and even  in the same individual. People may experience mild discomfort, pressure, tenderness, or intense pain in the  bladder…
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