Incontinence & Hypopressive Exercise


There are several types of Incontinence I have chosen to describe the one where Hypopressive-Low pressure Fitness offers the most success.


Stress Incontinence (SUI):


Small loss of urine during an increase in intra-abdominal pressure that pushes down on the bladder, like coughing, sneezing and laughing, exercising, lifting and going from sit to stand.


Women, who have had children

Men or women who exercise a lot or do physical labor

Women after menopause

Men after having had a radical prostatectomy

Obesity in Men and Women

Men or women who chronically strain to have a bowel movement

Other factors that contribute to stress incontinence:  diabetes, chronic cough, and has been linked to asthma, smoking or bronchitis,



Urge Incontinence or Overactive Bladder (UI):

Symptoms of urgency and frequency:

A sudden and strong need to get to the toilet.

May also be referred to as an unstable or overactive bladder.

May experience urine loss before they can make it to the toilet

May go to the toilette 15-20x a day with minimal leakage of urine

Get up several times at night to go to the bathroom


May be caused by bladder muscle (Detrusor) that contracts before the bladder is full.

Weak or tight pelvic floor muscles or an overstimulated Sympathetic Nervous System

Women who are past menopause

Can be worsened by depression and anxiety


Mixed Incontinence:


Is a combination of urine loss associated with intra-abdominal pressure (stress incontinence) and with an intense urge to urinate (urge incontinence)

A mix of both UI and SUI, is common rather than just having one or the other


It’s important to understand that incontinence can happen to anyone and is very common although it is not normal!   It is a great idea to do a bladder diary to determine what type of incontinence you have and you can chart your progress as well as help manage it with a more in depth knowledge of some possible causes.


See testimonial page for client results!