Bladder dysfunction

1 in 3 women experience incontinence at some stage in their life. Incontinence is the lack of voluntary control over urination. It can occur during activities that increase abdominal pressure like running, jumping, lifting and laughing. Whilst it is common, incontinence should never be considered a normal part of the ageing or post natal experience.

Incontinence is manageable and can resolve or be improved with treatment no matter your age or physical condition. Physiotherapy is one of the best first line treatments for incontinence – surgery is not the only option in many cases.
Research shows that 84% of women who suffer from incontinence can cure themselves with pelvic floor exercises.

Some of the symptoms for bladder dysfunction may include the following:

Bowel dysfunction

Bowel dysfunction refers to any abnormal change in your bowel habits or function. It may include:

Physiotherapy treatment for Bowel Dysfunction:

During your physiotherapy assessment we will ask you specific questions about your bowels, diet, fluid intake and pelvic health. If appropriate and with your consent we may assess your pelvic floor and anal sphincter muscles via real time ultrasound or internal examination. This examination allows us to tailor a rehabilitation program specifically for you.
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