Women’s Health

Incontinence

The definition of incontinence is being unable to hold on to urine, bowel contents or wind when you want to hold on.  Incontinence can be urinary incontinence, bowel or faecal incontinence or flatal (wind) incontinence.  These incontinence problems affect all ages: children, teenagers, pregnant, post natal, middle age, post menopausal and older women.  Any type of incontinence is treatable, pelvic health physiotherapy has a lot of research showing that these physiotherapists can solve or reduce all types of incontinence.

Often incontinence is easy to solve or improve.  There are many reasons why incontinence occurs:  constipation, over active bladder, over active pelvic floor muscle, pelvic floor muscle not working correctly (dysfunction or dysnergia), hormones, pregnancy, childbirth, ageing, even exercise can cause incontinence especially running, weight lifting and other high impact exercise.

There is level 1 evidence that Physiotherapists who have specific training in Womens, Mens and Pelvic Health can resolve or improve these embarrassing problems.

Our physiotherapist have a lot of experience and are known for their empathy and caring approach as well as there knowledge and success with and incontinence issues. 

  • Bladder leakage or urgency
  • Bowel leakage, soiling
  • Not able to control passing of wind

Treatment for incontinence includes:

  • Individualised assessment of issues
  • Education
  • Biofeedback
  • Muscle rehabilitation and strengthening
  • Progressive and functional exercise programme
  • Lifestyle advice