Specialist in treating pelvic floor
Judith Florendo says, "Women should understand that any urinary
incontinence is not normal-it is common, but it is not normal. If
it goes beyond six weeks postpartum, go back to your doctor and ask
for a referral to a physical therapist. I can't tell you how many
young women just let it go because they think it is going to go
away. Don't be afraid to come out and talk about this issue."
Treatment begins with an assessment of the patient's pelvic
floor strength to see what the ability to contract the muscles is.
The therapist then ranks the strength of the muscles and works on
effective exercises to correctly build strength.