Bladder problems can be annoying and embarrassing and have a huge impact on your life.
You may be avoiding socialising and doing physical activities, you may find yourself frantically searching for the nearest toilets wherever you are or you may be waking up feeling exhausted because your bladder has interrupted your sleep.
Urinary leakage is very common and no matter how little or infrequent, it’s not normal.
There are different types of urinary incontinence
Possible causes of bladder problems
Ageing & Menopause
How can we help?
You don’t have to live with bladder problems or suffer in silence. In most cases, bladder problems can be significantly improved or even cured.
Urinary incontinence is often due to pelvic floor muscle dysfunction. We know that women who find it hard to control their bladder often have weakened pelvic floor muscles and need to strengthen them.
For some women, it can be the opposite problem. They need learn to relax the pelvic floor muscles, rather than strengthen, as the muscles are over active and in spasm, contributing to their poor bladder control. Our assessment will tell us which issue you may be struggling with.
Pelvic floor muscle retraining can help you gain control once again over your bladder. Woman of all ages need to have strong and properly functioning pelvic floor muscles and can benefit from pelvic floor muscle retraining.
Current evidence and the NICE guidelines show that you can successfully treat these bladder problems through personalised pelvic health physiotherapy designed and managed by a specifically trained Women’s health Physiotherapist.
Please be reassured that you don’t have to live with it or suffer in silence. Help is available at Salveo Physiotherapy.
What to expect
Design of a personalised pelvic floor muscle exercise programme.
Instruction /advice in improving fluid in-take, bladder habits and bladder retraining strategies.
Progression of your exercise programme and application of your exercises to daily activities.
A thorough assessment to establish your main issues, pelvic floor muscle requirements and treatment plan usually including an internal vaginal examination (with your consent).Bladder chart analysis.