What causes Urinary Incontinence?
In her book, Womens Waterworks, Dr.Pauline Chiarelli identifies the three most common types of incontinence:
1) Stress Incontinence, 2) Urgency 3) Frequency
“Stress incontinence is leaks which happen when they cough, sneeze, swing at a golf ball, or lunge at tennis. Urgency is the really strong need to pass urine which, if ignored, most women feel would cause them to wet their pants. Frequency applies to the need to empty the bladder often, with only a short time between visits to the toilet.”
These three forms of incontinence can all be linked to the problem of having a weak pelvic floor. When healthy, the pelvic floor serves as a gatekeeper to the passage of urine.
It also controls the amount that your bladder empties. Media Link>>
I used a little book by Pauline Chiarelli "Womens Waterworks, Curing Incontinence". This is a brilliant book for physio and patient alike. Physio Forum Link>>