YOU ARE NOT ALONE!
Many women suffer incontinence in silence, when there are many options available to improve symptoms or achieve full recovery. Rusden Street Physiotherapy has invested in a Real Time Ultrasound Machine and specialist training for Women's Health Physiotherapist, Liz Maertin, allowing assessment of pelvic floor dysfunction and better manage treatment.
The symptoms most often seen at Rusden Street are: Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI) (urine leakage with physical activity/movement e.g. coughing, running); Overactive Bladder (unexpected urine leakage); and Pelvic Organ Prolapse where pelvic organs (e.g. bladder) 'drop down' through supportive layers of muscle. Some women experience bothersome wind or faecal incontinence.
Physiotherapy can help. Supervised, intense pelvic floor training can improve or completely resolve 84% of Stress Urinary Incontinence. Bladder retraining and pelvic floor exercises can help manage Overactive Bladder. Pelvic floor exercises may help prevent Pelvic Organ Prolapse progression, or complement surgery. Education, dietary changes, and pelvic floor exercises can help manage these problems.