Urinary incontinence occurs in men and women of all ages but it is common in the elderly. Most people resolve to live with the condition by using diapers, taking medication, and opting for surgery. However, physiotherapy is one of the most successful treatment options for increasing bladder control.
When bladder or the pelvic floor muscles weaken, this results in urinary incontinence. The muscles support the rectum, bladder, and other important organs. In addition to age-related urinary incontinence, some common reasons for urinary incontinence are pregnancy and childbirth in women and surgery such as prostatectomy in men.
Pelvic floor muscles can be strengthened training and stimulating the muscles to properly perform their role of supporting the bladder and assisting the body to regain control of spasms, leakage, and urine stream.
A pelvic health physiotherapist can teach the patient several pelvic floor muscle re-training techniques that have shown to be effective in preventing and minimizing the symptoms of urinary incontinence in males and females. The treatment usually includes home program and education on lifestyle changes.
At Physiomobility, we have a team of qualified professionals who offer specialized treatment for various musculoskeletal conditions. Whether you have a chronic medical condition, such as arthritis, or you have experienced a sports injury, or suffer from dizziness and vertigo our experienced physiotherapists will provide you a personalized treatment, offering you relief from pain and discomfort and enabling you to get back to your usual activities quickly.