Until the 5th of August, we’re offering $40 off your initial consultation with our Women’s Health Physio Stefanie ($99/60minute consultation).
Although common, bladder leakage should not be considered normal and the good news is, there is a lot that you can do to help!
In the video below, our women’s health physio Stefanie takes you through an exercise to help prevent leakage day to day.
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Research tell us that only about half of people, when assessed, perform their exercises correctly. Up to 25% of women demonstrate an incorrect muscular contraction that could actually promote incontinence.
The great news though is that when these pelvic floor exercises are done correctly under the guidance of a Women’s health physiotherapist, they have an 80% cure rate for involuntary bladder leakage!
What an assessment by a Women’s health Physiotherapist looks like:
- Listening to your story including your medical history and current health, including diet and fluid intake, exercise levels and mobility to gain a deep understanding of what is happening in your body.
- Your physio will ask you a number of questions to fully understand your problem. Some of the questions may seem unrelated to your incontinence. However, it is important to understand that the pelvic organs (the bladder, bowel, vagina and uterus) sit closely in the pelvis, and problems with one area can cause problems in adjacent organs as well.
- The gold standard for pelvic floor muscle assessment is an internal vaginal examination which may be performed to ensure you are contracting your pelvic floor correctly.
- Your physio will use one or two gloved fingers to check the pelvic floor muscles internally. They can also check for prolapse and any tender or tight areas internally. They will ask you to contract and relax the muscles several times.
How does this help with Urinary Incontinence?
- First line treatment for urinary incontinence usually involves a supervised pelvic floor program, discussed and implemented with your Women’s health Physiotherapist.
- This has been shown through research to significantly reduce or even completely cure bladder leakage in many cases.
- A comprehensive analysis of your bladder habits including frequency, intake, output and urge sensitivity will be completed to indicate whether ‘bladder training’ might also be appropriate for your condition. These strategies are used to help you gain back better control over your bladder habits.
- Modifying the amount and type of fluid you drink or modifying your diet and fibre intake can sometimes be recommended.
- Modifying various factors in your lifestyle may be recommended, such as the type of exercise you do or reducing heavy lifting. In many cases these modifications will be temporary until you can get better control over your incontinence.
At our clinic, you can rest easy knowing you are in a safe and open space, with empathetic physiotherapists who treat women with the same concerns, every day.
We encourage you to talk openly as we listen, assess and work with you to regain confidence and get you back in control of your body.
Until the 5th of August, we’re offering $40 off your initial consultation with our Women’s Health Physio Stefanie.
If you’re ready to seek the right treatment, and get you back on the road to your best self, you can click button below to book your initial consultation.BOOK ONLINE - Women's Health Consultation ($40 OFF)
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