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Why do I leak when I sneeze, cough, run or lift something heavy?

A leak. A dribble. A little wetness. Whatever you call it, it’s name is stress urinary incontinence, or stress incontinence. It’s incredibly common among women in the United States, and it’s often preventable and treatable. Half of all women will have loss of control of our bladder at some point in our lives. Once we…

Nervous about fecal incontinence

The Dirty Truth About Fecal Incontinence

What is it? Fecal incontinence is the inability to control your bowel movements. There are two groups of muscles in the wall of the anus and rectum that are responsible for holding stool, and just like other muscles in your body, they can become injured or weakened. When this happens, you may begin to see…

Why Does Sex Hurt After Giving Birth?

Sex After Giving Birth: What You Need To Know

We all know having a baby brings about lots of changes to your body, but vaginal pain doesn’t have to be one of them. Our bodies – and yes, our vaginas – are miraculously designed to recover from the trauma of childbirth. However, it is important to know when to give your body the time…

physical therapy for urinary retention

Physical Therapy for Urinary Retention: Techniques and Expectations

Physical Therapy for Urinary Retention: Techniques and Expectations There are both surgical and non-surgical, natural treatment options available for urinary retention in both men and women. Pelvic floor physical therapy is an option that is non-invasive and a relatively quick treatment. Pelvic floor therapy for urinary retention consists of a series of visits to a physical therapist with…

Gear Up For The GATE River Run!

4 Tips to Stay Safe and Stretched for Experienced and Novice Runners It’s running time on the First Coast of Florida! Whether you’re walking, jogging or running the 5K or 15K at the GATE River Run, here are four moves Physical Therapists suggest you do before taking on a run of any kind. Photo by Filip Mroz on…

Welcoming a Healthier and Stronger New Year…and New You!

Three Tips to Keep You at the Top of Your Game without Injuries Happy 2018 from all of us at Smart Body PT! While we think it’s wonderful most people start the new year off with plans of a healthier diet and more gym time, we don’t want you to get hurt! This time of…

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