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Definition

 

Urinary incontinence is a common and often overlooked issue that many women face. It can significantly impact daily life, affecting confidence, social interactions, and overall well-being. But the good news is, physiotherapy offers effective solutions. Let’s discuss more about urinary incontinence.

 

Types of Urinary Incontinece:

  • Stress Incontinence: This occurs when physical activities like coughing, laughing, or exercising lead to involuntary urine leakage. Weak pelvic floor muscles are often the culprit.
  • Urge Incontinence: A sudden, strong urge to urinate, resulting from an overactive bladder muscle. Women with urge incontinence may struggle to reach the bathroom in time.
  • Overflow Incontinenece: In this type, the bladder doesn’t empty properly, causing frequent dribbling of urine. It can be associated with conditions like diabetes or nerve damage.
  • Functional Incontinence: Physical or cognitive impairments may hinder a woman’s ability to reach the bathroom in time, leading to incontinence.

 

 

 

Physiotherapy can assist you in managing it

 

 

The good news is, women dealing with urinary incontinence can take comfort in the fact that physiotherapy can help!

We’d like to show how we can help:

  1. Pelvic Floor Exercises: Tailored exercises help strengthen weakened pelvic floor muscles. These exercises are discreet, easy to perform, and can be integrated into daily routines.
  2. Bladder Training: Physiotherapists guide women in developing a schedule for bathroom visits, gradually increasing the time between them. This helps retrain the bladder and improve control.
  3. Lifestyle Modifications: Managing fluid intake, maintaining a healthy weight, and avoiding bladder irritants, can significantly contribute to symptom improvement.
  4. Education and Support: Physiotherapists educate women about the anatomy and function of the pelvic floor, empowering them to actively participate in their treatment.

 

 

 

Physiotherapy can assist you in managing it

 

 

By incorporating targeted exercises, lifestyle adjustments, and expert guidance, women can regain control over their bladder function and enhance their overall quality of life. From postnatal recovery and pelvic health to musculoskeletal issues and beyond, physiotherapy plays a pivotal role in guiding women toward strength, resilience, and optimal functioning.

If you or someone you know is dealing with urinary incontinence, consider consulting a physiotherapist at Your Physio to embark on a journey towards improved pelvic health and quality of life.

 

 

Prepared by:

Vanessa Fong Poh Jing

Your Physio Kepong

 

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