Urinary Incontinence is the accidental or involuntary loss of urine from the bladder. Research indicates that the frequency of Urinary Incontinence is much higher than expected. Studies show that 2% to as much as 60% of people experience Urinary Incontinence at some stage in their lives. Urinary Incontinence can often be associated with increasing age, pregnancy and childbirth, menopause, pelvic pain due to childbirth, cystitis, post-surgery, post trauma or following injury.
Symptoms Of Incontinence
During pregnancy your pelvic floor muscles have to endure an added strain. They have to support the weight of your growing uterus, and cope with the changes caused by pregnancy hormones. A quick increase in pressure on the stomach area, which can easily occur by something as simple as coughing, can be too much for these muscles to hold back the flow of urine and a few drops might escape. This is referred to as Stress Incontinence.
Urgency Incontinence is often referred to as an overactive bladder. You experience an urgent need for the toilet and may not make it there in time.
Treatment Of Incontinence
Our Women’s Health Physiotherapist can help to overcome these difficulties by teaching you to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles. A personalised treatment plan, involving exercises and lifestyle recommendations will be given to you.
Our Physiotherapists can also prescribe a home based device to use as part of your treatment plan – INNOVO. INNOVO has been developed to treat the root cause of bladder weakness and not just the symptoms. To learn more, please click here.
Our highly skilled Women’s Health Physiotherapist will carry out a detailed assessment to identify your problem and the underlying cause. They will do this by analysing your symptoms, assessing your pelvic floor muscles and identify any lifestyle habits that may contribute to your incontinence. They may utilise Biofeedback to for pelvic floor re-education.
Our Physiotherapists are highly trained and qualified to provide expert care to our patients. They are fully insured and are chartered by the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists (ISCP).
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