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Stress Urinary Incontinence


Is Stress Urinary Incontinence ruining your life? Are you one of many women who is worried about coughing or sneezing, running or jumping, for fear of leakage?

Well, you’re not alone! Although common, Stress Urinary Incontinence is not normal, so you should not just put up with it.

Put simply, Stress Urinary Incontinence can occur when the pressure on your bladder is greater than the urethral closure pressure. Although lots of women might leak, we don’t all leak for the same reason. Some women have weak pelvic floor muscles, so strengthening exercises can help. Others have increased tone or poor timing of their Pelvic Floor muscle contractions, which needs a different training approach. Stress Urinary Incontinence can also occur when you have increased mobility in your fascial system during/after pregnancy, or with the hormonal changes that occur in perimenopause and menopause.

If you are keen to sort out your Stress Urinary Incontinence, book an appointment with our Women’s Health physiotherapist Kate Armstrong, on (02) 9221 1604, here at Macquarie Street Physiotherapy which is conveniently located in the heart of Sydney’s CBD.


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