So a friend of mine who knows that I am a pelvic physical therapist, sent me this picture this morning. […]So a friend of mine who knows that I am a pelvic physical therapist, sent me this picture this morning.
Although I did get a chuckle out of the quote, it is just another example of how women tend to think that it is a normal thing to leak urine when they laugh. I am here to tell you that it is NOT normal, it is NOT something you should just live with, and there are conservative treatment options out there.
Urine leakage when you laugh is a type of stress incontinence, which typically is a result of weakness of the pelvic floor muscles. An individualized program to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles may be all you need to be leakage free. Pelvic floor physical therapy is a safe and effective treatment option for stress incontinence.
If you leak when you laugh and are sick of being told “it is normal, just live with it,” then give Legacy Physical Therapy a call to set up your first appointment today. 636-225-3649.