Pelvic physiotherapy is an evidence-based treatment for common conditions within the pelvis such as incontinence, pelvic organ prolapse, and pelvic pain. A comprehensive and confidential subjective and objective evaluation is conducted to identify all the factors that are contributing to your symptoms.
First of all, you are not alone! This can be an embarrassing issue, but there are approximately 3.5 million Canadians over the age of 40 who experience accidental urine leakage.
Most people are uncomfortable discussing this with their doctors or laugh it off as a normal part of aging. Look at all those ads for incontinence products!
This is definitely NOT something that you should be suffering through. It can affect your emotional, physical and social health.
If you can't run, jump or walk anymore because of leaking, or are too worried about going out with your friends then this has become a huge problem.
Loneliness, stress and embarrassment can result from incontinence, even if it is mild.
There are four types of incontinence:
1. Stress - urine leaking from pressure on it such as coughing or sneezing.
2. Urge - an overactive bladder contracts and causes the need to urinate to come on too fast
3. Overflow - overfilled bladder creates a constant dribble
4. Functional - poor mobility makes it hard to get the the bathroom on time (often with seniors)
What contributes to this issue? Pregnancy, childbirth, menopause, obesity, enlarged prostates (men) are some of the contributing factors.
The pelvic floor that controls the outflow of urine (like a tap) is a group of muscles that can become weak or too tight. Sometimes, they lose their reflexivity and can't react fast enough when you cough or sneeze.
Because these are muscles they can be trained to work again! Pelvic floor (pelvic health) Physiotherapy is a specialized area that is proven to be highly effective in treating urinary incontinence.
In some cases there is an additional need for medication or surgery, but this is rare and should NOT be your first line of treatment.
Chat with our Pelvic Floor Physiotherapist in a confidential, private room if you need more information before making a decision. All treatments are private and administered by a rostered and registered Physiotherapist.
Do you urinate more than 8 times/day?
Do you have difficulty initiating urination?
Do you have burning with urination?
Do you feel that you have not emptied your bladder after urinating?
Do you experience any urine loss (with cough/sneeze or on way to bathroom)?
Do you feel pelvic pressure?
Do you have less than one bowel movement every 3 days?
Do you have to strain or facilitate to have a bowel movement?
Is you stool lumpy/hard or have cracks in it?
Do you have pain during or after a bowel movement?
Do you experience painful intercourse?
Do you experience pelvic pain?
Do you have pelvic pain with sitting?
Please call and ask to speak to Ulia Shakeel, Pelvic Health Physiotherapist. The call is confidential and free. She will help you book your appointment, and ease your concerns.
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1400 Lakeshore Road West, Mississauga, Ontario L5J 1J1, Canada
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