Stress incontinence is when you accidentally leak urine when you laugh, cough, sneeze, exercise or play sport.
If the advertising gurus are to be believed the only solution for this accidental leakage is to wear an incontinence pad.
However, research shows Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy can cure 80% of women with stress incontinence. No more leaking and no more incontinence pads required.
If you have stress incontinence the first step is to have an assessment with a Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist, so they can diagnose the problem and give you an appropriate rehabilitation program. Sometimes this may involve pelvic floor exercises and sometimes it may involve learning to relax your pelvic floor muscles (too tight is not right either!).
Making sure you are doing your pelvic floor exercises correctly is paramount for success.