Wet Your Plants, NOT Your PANTS this Spring: Pelvic Floor Therapy for Urinary Leakage

As the days grow longer and the flowers begin to bloom, many of us eagerly anticipate the arrival of spring. However, for some individuals, the season may bring with it an unwelcome issue – urinary leakage. Whether you experience this occasionally or frequently, the good news is that pelvic floor therapy can offer a solution to regain control and confidence.

Understanding Urinary Leakage in Spring

Spring is a time for rejuvenation and outdoor activities, but for those dealing with urinary leakage, it can be a source of anxiety and embarrassment. The change in weather, unloading of pollen and blooming of flowering plants, and increased physical activity may exacerbate symptoms, making it crucial to address the issue proactively.

Common Causes of Urinary Leakage:

  1. Imbalanced Pelvic Floor Muscles: The pelvic floor muscles play a vital role in supporting the bladder and maintaining urinary control. Factors like childbirth, aging, and hormonal changes will leave these these muscles imbalanced, leading to urinary leakage.
  2. Seasonal Allergies: Springtime often brings an increase in pollen and allergens, leading to sneezing and coughing. These actions can put additional pressure on the pelvic floor muscles, triggering leakage in those with weakened or imbalanced pelvic floor support.
  3. Dehydration: Warmer temperatures may lead to increased sweating, and dehydration can exacerbate urinary incontinence. Proper hydration is crucial for overall health, but maintaining balance is essential. A dehydrated bladder is more prone to dysfunction!

Pelvic Floor Therapy: A Springtime Solution:

Pelvic floor therapy is a non-invasive and effective approach to addressing urinary leakage. By targeting the muscles that support the pelvic organs, this specialized therapy aims to strengthen and improve the function and balce of the pelvic floor and entire core system. Here’s how pelvic floor therapy can help you spring back into confidence:

Coordinated Muscle Strengthening Exercises:

Pelvic floor therapists design personalized exercise routines to target specific muscle groups. Strengthening these muscles in a coordinated way can significantly enhance urinary control and reduce leakage. REMEMBER – it’s not just about KEGELS

  1. Manual Therapy Techniques: Manual therapy is a valuable technique used in pelvic floor therapy to help individuals decrease pain, release muscle tension and trigger points, and gain awareness and control over their pelvic muscles. Dry needling is an amazing manual therpay technique that can help decrease back and pelvic pain. By providing hands-on care and feedback, patients can learn to contract and relax these muscles more effectively while achieving more muscular balance in their body.
  2. Education and Lifestyle Modifications: Pelvic floor therapy involves educating individuals about lifestyle factors that may contribute to urinary leakage. Therapists offer guidance on maintaining a healthy diet, managing fluid intake, and incorporating beneficial habits into daily life. REMEMBER – don’t pee “just in case” or “hover” over the toilet!

Spring should be a time of joy and renewal, free from the burden of urinary leakage. Pelvic floor therapy empowers individuals to regain control over their pelvic muscles, allowing them to embrace the season with confidence and participate fully in the activities they love. If you find yourself facing urinary leakage issues this spring, consider reaching out to a pelvic floor therapist for personalized guidance and support. Don’t let urinary leakage dampen your spirits – spring into confidence with pelvic floor therapy!


Dr. Stephanie Perez

PT, DPT- Owner and Founder

Our mission at Empowered Wellness is to empower women to achieve optimal physical, emotional, and mental well-being through comprehensive, personalized care.

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