Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy for Incontinence
Bladder and/or bowel problems are common, especially after 40 years of age. In fact, studies show that one in three women who have had children will develop incontinence, although it is not only being pregnant and then giving birth that can lead to symptoms of pelvic floor dysfunction. Menopause, aging, high impact exercise, poor bowel patterns and even certain respiratory conditions can lead to the development of symptoms. Some such symptoms of incontinence include:
- losing urine when you laugh, cough or lift something
- losing urine with exercise or apply any pressure to your abdomen
- use the bathroom frequently (more than 8 times per day)
Luckily, incontinence can be treated without the use of drugs or surgery. Pelvic floor physiotherapy for incontinence issues is becoming more and more popular, making life for women everywhere that much more enjoyable. And the good news is that a pelvic floor physiotherapist can teach you the right way to do exercises (if they're applicable in your case), and also give you the right lifestyle advice to accommodate your needs, e.g. what to eat and/or drink.