#76 Peeing During Your Lifts? Pelvic Floor Health with Dr. Brianna Durand

The Future Is Female Powerlifting
The Future Is Female Powerlifting
#76 Peeing During Your Lifts? Pelvic Floor Health with Dr. Brianna Durand

There is one question I am consistently asked as a coach, “Is peeing during my lift normal?”. Today we’re going to clarify just that.

I am joined by the fabulous Dr. Brianna Durand who is not only a Physical Therapist who specializes in treating orthopedic and pelvic floor conditions but is also a competitive powerlifter with an 870 total in the 165 class.

Her practice, Empower Physiotherapy, is a woman and queer-owned small business in Seattle, Washington. Her practice caters to strength athletes and those in the LGBTQ+ population. Dr. Durand is passionate about destigmatizing and spreading awareness about incontinence on the platform.

In this episode, Dr. Durand and I chat about what is normal and was is not when it comes to incontinence. Listen as we go over:
  • Why are women more prone to peeing than men?
  • What is a sign for concern?
  • How can we improve the incontinence?
  • When to seek a professional
  • What does therapy for pelvic floor look like?
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