Tasha Mulligan, Health Professional

Tasha wrote for HealthCentral as a health professional for Incontinence.

Every time I stand up I leak...

If you find it hard to control your bladder when you stand up from a seated position you may want to take a closer look at your sitting posture. In my previous entries I have talked extensively about how our posture can affect the function of our pel...
Tasha Mulligan

Treating Incontinence with Electric Stimulation

You can view electric stimulation (e-stim) much the same as charging a car battery or priming a motor before it will start. Providing e-stim to the neuromuscular receptors within your pelvic floor muscles can help to re-open communication between tho...
Tasha Mulligan

Topical Estrogen Cream as a Treatment Option for Incontinence

Estrogen is a natural hormone in the female body. As we age, we all experience a gradual loss of estrogen and the rate at which we lose estrogen increases as we reach our menopause years. One of the roles that estrogen plays in our bodies is to help ...
Tasha Mulligan

Strategies to Maximize Activity Levels While Managing Incontinence

It is important that we don’t allow incontinence to limit our activity level. I say “allow” because it is a choice. If we pass on opportunities to travel, to exercise, to go to the game or concert, then incontinence begins to take control of our live...
Tasha Mulligan

The Very Important Transversus Abdominus Muscle

The transversus abdominus muscle (TA) plays a very important role in pelvic floor (PF) rehabilitation and function, but most explanations for controlling continence don’t mention any exercises other than kegels. Why is this? Have our media outlets fa...
Tasha Mulligan

Posture - how does it effect incontinence?

Posture - how does it effect incontinence? If I told you that your posture may be effecting your incontinence, would you believe me? Is it true that a subtle tilt of your pelvis can effect where your pelvic contents shift inside? Let’s take a closer ...
Tasha Mulligan