Urinary Incontinence

Urinary Incontinence

 

Do you leak a little when you cough or sneeze? Or when you lift the kids or go for a run?  Are your frequent trips to the bathroom becoming just too bothersome to you?

While this is extremely common.…it’s not normal or just part of having children…..  and you can do something about it!

A consultation with a Women’s Health Physiotherapist at PPFC can answer your questions and address any concerns you may have about your bladder function.

 

The Facts:

  • Stress Incontinence

This is the leaking of small amounts of urine associated with physical activity or extra pressure inside the abdomen, such as coughing, sneezing or laughing. Pregnancy, childbirth and menopause causing weakened pelvic floor muscles are the main contributors to stress incontinence in women. This is the most common form of incontinence in women.

 

  • Urgency and Overactive Bladder (OAB)

This is a sudden and strong need to urinate, with little or no warning to get to a toilet, often leading to wetting oneself (urge incontinence). It can be associated with urinary frequency and frequent night visits to the bathroom.  It can be due to altered nerve messages to the bladder, weakened pelvic floor muscles and connective tissue and changes in sensation within the bladder.

 

The good news is that these conditions can be easily managed, and very often improved or cured completely.

You will have a confidential discussion with your Physiotherapist to decide the best treatment for you, including:

  • Pelvic floor strengthening exercises
  • Learning about healthy exercise and lifestyle habits
  • Methods to help improve your bladder function

 

We offer total confidentiality and privacy with all our physiotherapy consultations.