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Can Physiotherapy Help Incontinence?

incontinence relief in west rydeWhat is Incontinence?

Urinary incontinence refers to the condition where individuals experience involuntary or accidental loss of bladder control. Another common type of incontinence is faecal incontinence. Living with incontinence can be distressing and frustrating, however management and treatment options are available. There are a variety of causes for incontinence including nerve damage, overactive bladder muscles and chronic inflammation. Women are more likely to experience incontinence than men, and prevalence increases with age.

Physiotherapy and Incontinence Treatment

There are a number of factors that influence the type of treatment required for incontinence. The severity and type of incontinence in addition to personal characteristics including the age, gender and medical history of the patient will be taken into consideration. Other treatment options for incontinence include surgery, lifestyle changes, and medication. In some individuals, incontinence can be cured.

When first visiting your physiotherapist about incontinence, a confidential and thorough assessment will be completed. Your physio may ask about your history and the duration, regularity and severity of your current symptoms. When your physio has a complete understanding of your concerns and goals, they will then determine the best treatment option for you.

Physiotherapy plays an important role in the treatment of incontinence, particularly in relation to strengthening the pelvic floor. The pelvic floor has a major role in supporting the bladder. A physiotherapist can design a personalised program including various exercises that may assist to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles. Strengthening the gluteal muscles is also important, due to the support they provide to the sacrum and pelvis.

Take control of your incontinence

Incontinence can be effectively managed, treated and even cured. Through non-invasive treatments including exercises and strengthening muscle groups, the symptoms associated with incontinence can be reduced. Contact your local physiotherapist to manage your incontinence.

Give Northern Districts Physiotherapy & Sports Clinic a call on 02 9874 8410 to book an appointment today!

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