WHAT IS URINARY INCONTINENCE (UI)?
Incontinence of the urinary system refers to unintentional urine leakage. Urinary Incontinence (UI) is the inability to control urination or the lack of bladder control. Women are twice as likely as males to have UI, while it can impact men, women, and children as well. Mostly females experience urinary incontinence due to the anatomy of the female urinary tract as well as it can after the effect of childbirth, during pregnancy, or menopause. One of the solution is pelvic physiotherapy.
Do you ever urinate when you cough, jump, or even when you’re in a hurry to go to the restroom? Does it ever hurt during intercourse? Is your pelvis feeling heavy? Or perhaps getting out of bed or walking causes you to experience pain in your pelvis?
If so, you might have a dysfunctional pelvic floor. The good news is that because of our specialized training as pelvic physiotherapists, we can evaluate your pelvic floor muscles by performing an external assessment as well as an internal vaginal and/or rectal exam.
Most individuals are unfamiliar with the term “pelvic floor physiotherapy,” “pelvic health physiotherapy,” or “pelvic physiotherapy.” What is this pelvic physiotherapy that everyone keeps talking about, you might be asking? Isn’t that just for females who urinate while jumping jacks?
Yes, a lot of mothers-to-be are already familiar with the idea, but they are not the only ones who might find it useful. Just to be clear, the pelvic floor muscles are present in both males and females. Obviously, the male anatomy is a little different, but both males and females have the same muscles and they serve the same purposes.
WHAT ARE PELVIC FLOOR MUSCLES? AND HOW PELVIC PHYSIOTHERAPY HELPS?
Your pelvic floor muscles stabilize vital body processes like pooping, urinating, and having sex. Basically, it supports the bowel, bladder, and uterus. They may get weaker over time as a result of damage or even just aging, which can result in problems like incontinence or pelvic organ dysfunction. The detrimental effects of having weak pelvic floor muscles can be reduced by engaging in pelvic floor exercises.
CONSULT A PELVIC PHYSIOTHERAPIST FOR THE ASSISTANCE YOU REQUIRE:
Our pelvic floor physiotherapist will obtain a thorough medical history from you at your first appointment. Concerning questions about your bowel and urinary function, medical history, and fluid intake will be asked. The goal of all of this in-depth inquiry is to learn more about any potential causes of the symptoms you are presently experiencing.
Examining your breathing rhythm, posture, and outer muscles may be a part of the external examination. By seeing your capacity to contract and then relax specific muscles, the internal examination determines how well these muscles are working.
After that, a tailored program will be created to maximize the performance of your pelvic floor muscles so that they can support your internal organs, support your pelvis and lower back, avoid leakage, enhance intercourse, and circulate blood back to your heart. Get an appointment right away with our specialist pelvic physiotherapist.