Are you leaking when you run or CrossFit? Are you tired of running to the bathroom or worrying about pads before you exercise? Maybe it's not that big of a deal to you, but why have to worry with it if you don't have to? Do you think it's just part of having had a baby (even 20 years ago!) and you're just going to have to deal with it? You don't have to! It doesn't have to happen. We can fix it!
Don’t sacrifice the active lifestyle and workouts you love over problems that can be fixed. That’s why we made this free tips guide just for you.
Tess Vaughn, PT, DPT, COMT, OCS, DN
Specialist Physical Therapist
A Message From Dr. Tess Vaughn,
Dear Frustrated Reader With Leaking with Running, CrossFit, or Exercise,
❓Are you worried that you're just going to leak when you exercise for the rest of your life or that it's going to get worse?
❓Are you frustrated that you have to think about where the bathrooms are when you're running or if your pad will be enough and you've tried medications or other pelvic floor physical therapists and they haven’t worked?
❓Are you having trouble keeping up with your friends or your spouse and are missing out on time together?
❓Are you still looking for a long-term solution so you can run instead of walk when you're out on the trails or jump rope in CrossFit without having to stop to go to the bathroom?
If you answered “Yes” to any of these questions, you are in the right place!
You see, many people who leak with exercise suffer unnecessarily because they’re told…
⚠️ Just stop running. It's bad for you anyway.
⚠️ It’s “normal” to leak after you've had a baby. It's just part of having kids even 30 years later!
⚠️ If you take some pills everything will be fine.
⚠️ Surgery is the only option.
The Truth Is...
✅ You don't want to stop running or doing CrossFit. Exercising is a mental health break. It keeps you level and makes you happy. It's a time to be with friends or your spouse and that's more important than the leaking.
✅ It is common, but that doesn't make it okay and it doesn't have to be with you for the rest of your life. I get it. I've been there and so have a lot of my clients. You're definitely not alone.
✅ Bladder medication is not the only option and even that doesn't fix it if it's more related to your breath and how you run.
✅ Surgery is not the only option. It just may be the only option your physician knows to offer you.
“At PT Live It, We Specialize In Helping People Who Leak When They Run or Do CrossFit”
It can be very confusing to decide exactly what you should do if you leak because you're main concern is being able to continue to do what you want to do without having to stop in the middle. You’ve likely heard a lot of options such as…
❓ A family member tells you to just stop running
❓ A colleague mentions going to a urologist or your OBGYN
❓ The “experts” on YouTube recommend doing a certain exercise
❓ A friend suggests different pads or tampons to use to help when your run
❓ And your physician may be saying you need meds or surgery
It’s overwhelming to try to make a decision with all these choices. What will happen if you don’t make the right one?
Most people get stuck trying to make a decision about what to do next. They go days, weeks, months (even years!) without taking action.
When It Comes To Solving Something As Aggravating As Leaking When You Run or Do CrossFit…
You must choose the right provider for YOUR health and YOUR needs! If you don’t, you could end up getting a surgery (that may not even help) or taking medication daily that you just don't want to take.
Getting the “least-invasive”, most natural treatment is VITAL to you stopping your leaking AND keeping it from coming back.
To do that, you have to not just treat the symptoms, but have a provider who is willing to figure out WHY your leaking in the first place. That’s when you’ll get a PERMANENT solution to your problems.
At PT Live It we’ve created a 3 step process to keep you active, happy, and doing the things you LOVE without the frustration of leaking AND make sure it doesn’t come back again.
Step #1 - We Want To Listen To Your Story
Our medical system is frustrating. You wait weeks, sometimes months, for an appointment, only to get to talk to the doctors for 10 minutes before they have to run to the next patient and you’re left sitting there wondering, “What just happened?”
Even physical therapy clinics can operate this way. They’re having to see 2-3 patients at a time, they’re fast-paced, and your therapist doesn’t have time to actually touch you or sit down and hear your story, your concerns, and what you want.
This is why our first step is to listen to you story.
After working with lots of women who have leaking even years after they have had babies, we know that no two people are alike. Each person has a different body, a different history, and different concerns..
That is why our first step is to give you time to tell your story. That way we get a deep understanding of what’s going on not just with your body, but also how it’s impacting your life.
Step #2 - Find Out WHY and How the Leaking Started
Many people have a diagnosis, or medical term for what’s going on with their body. Maybe their doctor gave it to them, maybe test results showed the diagnosis, or maybe you found it online.
You could have been told that your only choice was to live with it and just wear pads, take medication, or have surgery.
Sometimes, those things bring temporarily relief, but they’re not addressing what CAUSED the problem in the first place.
Every person’s cause of leaking or pressure is different. No one has the exact same problem caused by the exact same thing as another person.
Our goal at PT Live It is to find that original cause of your symptoms, so not only does your leaking go away, it STAYS AWAY!
We understand that you still might be skeptical or unsure if physical therapy is right for you. That’s why we created a free Discovery Session. (Yes! That means the first 20 minute Discovery Session Call is ON US!)
Our Discovery Sessions are meant specifically for those people who are skeptical, unsure, or have even been let down in the past. During the Discovery Session we'll discuss what’s wrong, how long it’s going to take to fix it, and give you peace of mind that your problem can be fixed naturally!
Step #3 - Get Rid Of The Symptoms & Keep It From Coming Back
This is when the big transformations occur. We develop a personalized plan that allows you to...
…Get back to exercising without the aggravation of running to the bathroom in the middle of your workout.
…Be able to run, jump rope (single and double unders!), do box jumps, sprint with your kids without having to thing about whether you're going to leak or not.
…Not have to worry about wearing dark shorts, so in case you leak, no one can see it!
….Stop feeling frustrated that some days are good, but some days are bad and what was the difference??
...Be confident you can go on a long trail run and not have to "pop a squat" behind a tree and hope no one comes by.
Our best clients are those who are motivated, consistently put the work in, willing to learn new techniques, and are ready to win back their ACTIVE and HAPPY lifestyle. (Even if they feel stuck right now!)
Want to know more about our availability and costs before making any commitment to coming in?
You don’t have to sacrifice the active lifestyle and workouts you love over problems that can be fixed.
Dr. Tess Vaughn
What Other People Just Like You Are Saying About PT Live It…
Tanya was able to enjoy a strenuous hike with her family on their summer vacation!
"I'm so thankful for Tess Vaughn and PT Live It! I always thought getting older meant that working out was just going to be more painful and I'd just have to deal with it. Tess has shown me that I need to listen to my body and make the adjustments needed to continue doing the activities I love to do. I appreciate her stretching, strengthening, and magical dry needling that are helping me stay fit and active."
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