PHYSICAL THERAPISTS SAY THE PROBLEM OF WOMEN LEAKING URINE DURING EXERCISE IS MORE COMMON THAN WE’VE KNOWN
November 6, 2015
Leaking urine during exercise — called stress urinary incontinence, or SUI — is common, but not “normal.” In the U.S., the national average of women who experience incontinence is 1 in 3. A 2002 study done by Thyssen et al. surveyed 291 elite female athletes competing in a variety of sports from basketball to ballet regarding their history of urine loss during participation in their sport or day-to-day activities.