Incontinence is a common problem that affects both men and women. We understand that it can feel both stressful and embarrassing - affecting work, social activities, recreation, travel and intimacy. Whatever the cause, incontinence can be treated successfully with physiotherapy. Incontinence is NOT a normal part of aging and we can help.
IS YOUR BLADDER RUNNING YOUR LIFE?
LEAKING WITH EXERCISE?
ISSUES AT NIGHT?
LEAKING WITH COUGHING?
DON'T MAKE IT IN TIME?
MORE THAN 8X/DAY?
DIFFICULTY STARTING FLOW?
STRAIN WITH EMPTYING?
HOW ABOUT YOUR BOWELS?
LONGER THAN 5MINS?
Continence: ability to hold urine/stool in and let it out when you choose
HOW CAN PHYSIO HELP?
A physiotherapy will identify your individual needs and create an appropriate treatment program.
- Sometimes we need to strengthen
- Sometimes we need to stretch/decrease tone
- Sometimes we need to improve muscle control & activation
- Sometimes lifestyle changes can help symptoms
- Sometimes learning about good habits & bad ones can help
- Sometimes we need tips on how to properly move, lift or breathe
Everyone is different. We can help.
The Cochrane Collaboration 2010 concluded that Physiotherapists with specialized training in pelvic floor rehabilitation (using internal examination to teach the exercises) should be the first line of defence, before surgical consultation, for stress, urge and mixed incontinence in women.
Health professional taught and supervised pelvic floor muscle training is more effective than self-directed. Thus, it should be the first-line treatment for stress & mixed incontinence in woman (Dumoulin et al. Cochrane Collaboration 2016).