Bladder weakness is very common and statistics have reported that
one in three suffer with incontinence at some time.
It is a very private matter, and too many people suffer in silence due to embarrassment when they could receive effective advice and treatment to assist in the reduction and resolution of the problem.
Do you ever leak when you laugh, cough, sneeze or jump?
Do you ever wear pads to save embarrassment when you go out?
If you go somewhere new do you have to know the location of the toilet to be prepared for when the urgent need to go comes?
If you can answer ‘yes’ to any of these questions then your life is being impacted by the problem – but you don’t need to live this way.
It is important to gain a trusting relationship with your physiotherapist with all conditions, but when we are managing such a sensitive problem, we understand that this is of an even greater value. Our physiotherapists are very approachable, non-judgmental and will always work with the strictest of confidence. Treatment could include pelvic floor exercises, coupled with education and advice on lifestyle changes such as relaxation or altering eating and drinking habits. More specialist approaches may include vaginal muscle stimulation, vaginal weight training or Pilates exercises.
It is important that you realise that you do not have to accept these problems; you can change them and gain confidence again.