Urinary incontinence affects more than 1 million people in the UK, though many women don’t seek treatment because they are embarrassed or they believe it is a “normal” consequence of pregnancy, childbirth or ageing.
The pelvic floor muscles are an integral (often forgotten) player in your core. They control continence. If the pelvic floor muscles are weak and/or not coordinated they cannot generate enough strength, causing leakage. On the other hand, if your muscles are overactive, you may also leak.
Common Diagnosis and Symptoms may include:
- Incontinence (stress, urge or mixed)
- Painful bladder syndrome/Interstitial Cystitis
- Incomplete voiding or straining
- Frequent urination
- Frequent urinary tract infections or feeling of UTIs without presence of bacteria
I will perform a full evaluation including posture and movement analysis, breathing patterns and a pelvic floor muscle examination to determine the best treatment plan for you.