Urinary Stress Incontinence | Nancy Branberg Physical Therapy

Urinary Stress Incontinence

“How to Put an End to ‘Leaky Bladder’ or Urinary Stress Incontinence - Without Taking Medicine, Without Risking Surgery and Without Having to Wait to See the Doctor!

If you’ve got a “leaky bladder” or urinary stress incontinence or urinary frequency - it’s very tempting to think that there is nothing you can do about it and hope that it will go away on its own. Or, you feel broken from childbirth and no matter how many kegels you do your muscles just don’t seem to work. Or that it’s just a “because you’re menopausal” and everyone your age suffers…

If that’s happening to you, you’re not alone - and we hear this type of thing all the time. In fact, Urinary Stress Incontinence and Frequency is THE most common problem that we see in our physical therapy clinic in Falls Church.

And when it comes to living with a leaky bladder, everybody we see wants to know

“Why is This Happening to Me?”...

or

“Why Am I Still Suffering From Urinary Stress Incontinence After Putting Up With It For 6 Months (Maybe More)?”

Most women think that when they suffer from urinary stress incontinence, it’s just going to be how it is the rest of their lives.

That they’ll wake up one morning and they’ll be like their mom or aunt or grandmother… wearing pads all the time…limiting their water…not able to exercise…or keep up with their family and friends around town or on vacation.

Does That Sound Like You?

Another scenario we see all the time in our physical therapy clinic is when women go to the Doctors, and the Doctor tells them it’s natural for women to have leakage, especially after a certain age and “try to do some Kegels” and “see how it goes”.

But this is rarely ever the best advice and often 6 weeks later, they end up stop doing Kegels because it hasn’t got any better. Worse, they often given stop talking to their Doctor about it because they just are too embarrassed and think they must not have enough discipline to “do things the right way”. This is madness and explains why so many women aged 40+ are suffering with urinary stress incontinence.

Has This Type of Thing Happened to You?

Why else does a leaky bladder last longer than it should do? Well, it’s easy to get confused because you’ve been told different things, by different people. There’s lots of people out there who are happy to dispense advice - but not all of it is credible.

Maybe you think your incontinence was caused by doing something - like having a baby or 3 - but really it was caused by years and years of poor understanding of how to activate the muscles and that caused the muscles in your pelvis to become weak and the leakage is just the EFFECT of that.

If you don’t know what you’re doing – urinary stress incontinence can be very confusing and because of this, many women just end up accepting it as ‘part of life’ - as if it’s normal, and ‘just the way it is’.

Do You Feel That Way Too?

If You’re Currently Living With a Leaky Bladder, Here’s 5 More Reasons Why It Could Be Lasting Longer Than It Should:

  • You hoped it it would go away on its own - but it didn’t.
  • You went to the Doctor who told you it’s normal and maybe try some Kegels - but the Kegels did nothing to help your leaking, and soon you stopped doing any because you felt frustrated.
  • A family member, or friend, told you that every woman gets stress incontinence as they get older, so you just accepted it.
  • You tried other healthcare professionals, or a physical therapist in the past, but nothing they said or did seemed to help.
  • You tried YouTube exercises but they either didn’t do a thing, or made your leakage ten times worse.

If any of these have happened to you - we would love to help you by inviting you to book a call to talk with one of our physical therapists to find out what can be done to help you. The fact that you’ve tried any or all of these things already is actually a GOOD THING because when you know what doesn’t work - you are closer to finding the thing that does!

Click the link below to book a call with us if you would like to get some solid advice given to you over the phone. The phone call is complementary and there is no obligation to book any appointments with us after the call is over. Our goal is to help you make the right decision about what to do next for the best.

“What Can I Do to Get Rid of MY Stress Incontinence Quickly?”...

Well, here's 4 things you can do:

  • First off, you need to make a decision about getting help. So many women procrastinate for so long, thinking that bladder leakage is just a normal part of aging, but then 6 months down the line they’re still putting up with it, and nothing’s changed except they are feeling more broken.
  • Next, do the RIGHT exercises - one of the best things to help you recover from a leaky bladder is to do the right series of progressed exercises - the right exercises given to you by a physical therapist will help reduce the leakage, and allow you to move freely again - and make sure that the problems don’t come back anytime soon (or aggravate your problem even more like some exercises do).
  • Drink Water That’s right! If your urine is concentrated it will irritate the bladder and the bladder will “leak” when you stand up or take a walk.
  • Get real, “hands-on” physical therapy - Physical Therapy is proven to help people with urinary stress incontinence. In fact at Nancy Branberg Physical Therapy it’s one of the most common problems we see. If your leakage has left you feeling broken, is affecting your job, your ability to keep active, if it threatens your independence or gets in the way of spending quality time with family and friends - physical therapy can help get you back to living the life you deserve as quickly as possible.

If you would like to know how the physical therapy team at Nancy Branberg Physical Therapy in Falls Church can help you live with less urinary incontinence - we invite you to start with a completely free, no-obligation, risk free appointment at one of our clinics:

Note: This Free Taster Session is something that we offer to people who are very nervous or skeptical about physical therapy - unsure of its benefits or if it is right for them. If that sounds like you, then please start with a free taster session so that we can work with you to find out what is wrong and what can be done - without any financial risk on your part.

So the next question is:

“How Can Choosing to See a Physical Therapist at Nancy Branberg Physical Therapy Help You Get Rid of Your Urinary Incontinence  - In The Next Few Days?”

Here’s just a few of the things our Physical Therapy team can do for you:

  • We can quickly help you reduce the number of times or amount you leak - often inside a couple of sessions.
  • We can help you find out what’s really going on, and get to the root cause of your stress incontinence once and for all - often inside 20 minutes.
  • The embarrassement of leaking can “zap” you of energy and limit your activity - we can help you to enjoy getting active again and living with more energy each day.
  • We will ensure that your problem is “corrected” and “healed” properly - and we will provide you with the perfect set of exercises that will speed up your recovery
  • We can help you put an end to the fear that are no good alternatives for your health long-term
  • We can help you keep out of the Doctor’s waiting room or out of the operating room!
  • We can help you get back to enjoying quality time with family and friends that stress incontinence has stolen from you

Basically, we can help you get back to living life free from the curse of chronic urinary stress incontinence

If you want to know what it costs - and what availability we have at our physical therapy clinic in Falls Church, then please just click the button below and complete the short form:


“Find Out How People Just Like You, Came to Nancy Branberg Physical Therapy - and Left Happier and Much Healthier!”

Please enjoy watching stories of other people just like you who came to see the physical therapy team at Nancy Branberg Physical Therapy - and left much healthier and happier:

Lynda C.

"Nancy has been a change agent for me. She taught me about the important relationship between the urinary tract and bowels and that helping one improves the health of the other. She taught me exercises which I do daily to improve my need to constantly urinate. Nancy is extraordinarily gentle and effective."

Kate R.

"Nancy is very compassionate about your pain, and is very skilled at releasing painful muscle and myofascial issues. I have had a lot of recurring problems with my SI Joint and pelvic muscles and Nancy has always been willing to keep working on those areas until the pain is resolved."

Rachel M.

I haven't looked back since I was referred to Nancy by another physical therapist who said she was the best around for my “gut issues”.  She was absolutely right - following rectal cancer and the attendant surgeries, my gut has struggled to behave consistently.   Nancy has helped me immeasurably, her visits keeping my abdomen on an even keel.