Physiotherapy for urinary incontinence

Do you leak urine when you cough, sneeze, or laugh? Do you limit your time away from home, know where all the bathrooms are in the shops or your workplace, and always go ‘just in case’?

Well you are not alone. Around one in every four women and one out of nine men experience incontinence, and there is a strong association between low back pain and pelvic symptoms — particularly urge or stress incontinence, which is the most common.

Most people with incontinence do not seek help or are too embarrassed to speak out, which is a shame given many treatment options are available.

Physiotherapy for urinary incontinence

  • Often Pelvic Floor Exercises are prescribed to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles and may involve the use of biofeedback (devices which show you how well your exercise is working).  These are sometimes known as Kegel exercises.
  • Electrical Stimulation Therapy, where indicated, to improve pelvic floor muscles.
  • Bladder Retraining Strategies – to teache passing motions without straining the pelvic floor muscles.

One of our qualified physiotherapists, who has have special training and education on women’s health physiotherapy, will assess your condition through an assessment and a physical examination to measure the strength of your pelvic floor muscles.  Based on the findings, your physiotherapist will tailor therapy that best suits your needs and most people experience significant improvement over just 1-2 months of treatment.

If you would like to see if Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy is right for you, just click here to make an appointment.