8 Aug 2017

Urge Incontinence

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Did you know that 1 in every 3 women suffer from some bladder leakage? Urge incontinence is the second most common variety of incontinence. It occurs when an individual experiences a sudden, strong need to urinate but in addition they leak urine whilst trying to get to the toilet. Urge incontinence is usually due to […]

8 Aug 2017

Overactive Bladder (OAB)

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Have you ever experienced a sudden, eye-watering strong, unable-to-defer, need to go to the toilet? If so, then you have experienced what is called ‘urinary urgency’, which is the main symptom of a condition called ‘Overactive Bladder Syndrome’. Research have shown that the OAB symptoms of urgency and frequency have a much worse impact on […]

8 Aug 2017

Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI)

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Did you know that 1 in every 3 women suffer from some bladder leakage? The International Continence Society defines SUI as “involuntary loss of urine on effort or physical exertion, or on sneezing or coughing”. SUI is the most common form of urinary incontinence and it occurs in activities that increase abdominal pressure such as […]

5 Dec 2016

Top Three Initial Lifestyle Changes To Consider For Women With An Overactive Bladder

These three initial lifestyle changes below should be considered to manage Overactive Bladder symptoms: Make sure you have an appropriate amount of fluid everyday. It is important to have the right amount of fluid everyday. Too much fluid can worsen your frequency and urgency symptoms but too little fluid can irritate the bladder wall and […]

20 Jun 2016

Improve Your Bottom Line…World Incontinence Week June 20-26 2016

This may seem like a strange thing to dedicate a whole week of the year towards! Did you know 1 in 4 people suffer from bladder and bowel incontinence and don’t realise there is a lot that can be done about it? Luckily there is a lot that can be done to help as it […]

17 Mar 2016

Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP)

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What is Pelvic Organ Prolapse? Pelvic Organ Prolapse (POP) is the lowering of any of the organs in the pelvic cavity including the bladder, bowel, uterus or intestines. Common Symptoms? POP is often associated with the feeling of heaviness or fullness in the vagina or even a bulge at the vaginal entrance. POP can bring […]

10 Mar 2016

Endometriosis – How Can A Women’s Health Physiotherapist Help?

  Endometriosis affects 10% of women worldwide. The most common symptoms can range from moderate to severe pelvic pain, low back pain, heavy periods as well as bladder symptoms such as frequency, pain passing bowel motions and painful intercourse. Infertility can be a problem in 30% of women with endometriosis though this can be for […]

3 Dec 2015

How Will Pilates Help My Incontinence?

Don’t let your bladder get in the way of doing the things you love and don’t succumb to incontinence pads for the rest of your life!! Exercise does not have to be out of the question if you are experiencing any leakage or prolapse symptoms. However, it might be best to avoid higher impact exercise […]

3 Jul 2015

POP! (Pelvic Organ Prolapse)

Do you ever think…”I’ve had a baby and things just don’t feel normal ‘down there’ since?!?” As a generation, we as women are getting better about talking about issues around sex, continence, miscarriages, the not so fabulous parts of child bearing. However, there are a few things that we still need to work on. Pelvic […]

23 Jun 2015

Tell Someone Who Cares…World Incontinence Week June 22-28 2015

This may seem like a strange thing to dedicate a whole week of the year towards, however 1 in 4 people suffer from bladder and bowel incontinence and don’t realise there is a lot that can be done about it, BUT it won’t get better on its own! Bladder and bowel control problems are not […]