Urinary (or bladder) incontinence happens when you are not able to keep urine from leaking out of your urethra, the tube that carries urine out of your body from your bladder. You may leak urine from time to time. Or, you may not be able to hold any urine.
Pelvic Floor Dysfunction
The pelvic floor stretches from the pubic bone to the spinal cord and is comparable to a hammock that supports the organs of the pelvis such as the bladder. Dysfunction occurs when the pelvic floor is damaged or weakened. Damage to the pelvic floor can result from childbirth, genetics, injury, medications or surgery.
Numerous people suffer from pelvic floor dysfunctions such as fecal incontinence. Fecal incontinence results in the involuntary loss of stool or gas caused by decreased tonicity and contractile weakness of the anal sphincter. Fortunately, there is treatment available for anyone suffering from fecal incontinence. For the past 15 years Teena Petree, P.T. has successfully treated this dysfunction with biofeedback and exercise.