Bladder Leakage Treatment

Urinary incontinence is a common condition affecting 1 in 3 women after childbirth. There are several different types of incontinence as well as several different causes behind them. Let’s look into them in a bit more depth.  Stress Incontinence The most common type of leakage is stress incontinence (SI). Stress incontinence is leakage of urine with effort or exertion such as coughing, sneezing, bending forward, lifting, standing up from a chair, jogging, laughing, jumping on ...

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Help! I think I have a prolapse!

Have you recently been told by your GP that you have a prolapse? Maybe you have recently noticed a bulge down below when wiping?   A number of my patients have come to see me in a fluster because either their GP has told them they have a prolapse after a pap smear or because they have noticed a vaginal lump and are concerned they may have cancer. It is not unusual for your GP to notice a prolapse on routine pap smear. After all, 50% of women over 50 years old will have a ...

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Postnatal Physiotherapy

How can Physio help me after having a baby?   As you may be aware, being pregnant and giving birth can cause quite a strain on your body. Not only does your pelvic floor weaken from carrying the weight of a baby and from birthing naturally but your body also undergoes many changes during pregnancy, which can cause pain and dysfunction! Ligaments soften around your back and pelvis, which can predispose you to pain and instability; enlarged breasts can round the shoulders; stoma...

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Dyspareunia

Dyspareunia   A big word for a big problem. Pain with sex (or dyspareunia) is more common than you may think. A lot of women suffer in silence because it can be embarrassing to mention to doctors and sometimes when it is mentioned, it is dismissed as being “all in their head” or even “normal”. There can be many different causes of dyspareunia, and I hope to outline just a few below. If you are looking for further information regarding dyspareunia causes and treatment o...

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Pelvic Floor Muscles

The Pelvic Floor A small group of muscles, with a BIG responsibility! Ever wonder why your friends do Kegel exercises after having a baby? Or why some people need to rush to the toilet when arriving home? Or even why some women might feel pelvic heaviness after a high intensity workout?   It’s all about the pelvic floor muscles and how effectively they are working to keep you dry and keep your organs supported! The pelvic floor is a group of muscles that sit betwe...

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