One thing we often miss with stress urinary incontinence is a focus on the task and timing of our patient's issues.
Often we jump right to voluntary pelvic floor strength.
After all, that's what we're taught in our introductory pelvic health courses.
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But pelvic health strength isn't really correlated with urinary incontinence.
A patient can have a pelvic floor that tests as weak but not have any symptoms. A patient can have an pelvic floor testing as strong with massive urinary incontinence problems. Isolated strength alone tells us almost nothing about how the pelvic floor performs in real-world situations.
So what task are they struggling with? And when does the pelvic floor not meet the demand? Often this requires standing and dynamic assessment.
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As Nicole said in the full 'sode of the podcast on this topic...
"The way that we're taught is that if we fix the strength problem, then we're going to fix the incontinence problem. That is simply not true." -Nicole Cozean, Pelvic PT Rising Podcast
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Nicole Cozean, PT, DPT, WCS
Jesse Cozean, MBA
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