Helping people suffering from incontinence back to their former self with physiotherapy
Those that have suffered from urinary incontinence will know it is no laughing issue. People that suffer from incontinence often have to deal small leaks of urine when sneezing, coughing, laughing, heavy lifting or exercising. It can make activities like going to the gym or playing with the kids something that is stressful and embarrassing. However, if you are looking for treatment for incontinence you’ll be happy to know you’re not alone, and incontinence can often be treated at the the cause with physiotherapy.
Sycamore Health has a qualified female physiotherapist that specialises in women’s health and can assess, treat and help get you back to your former self. Located in Morayfield on Brisbane’s northside, Sycamore Health has staff that are friendly and passionate in what they do.
Common Incontinence Treatments
Pelvic Floor Exercises
The floor of your pelvis is made up of multiple layers of muscles. These muscles stretch like a hammock from your tailbone at the back to the pubic bone in front. When your pelvic floor muscles lose their normal control it is known as pelvic floor dysfunction.
Pelvic Floor Training
A woman's pelvic floor supports the bladder, the womb (uterus) and the bowel. The urethra (front passage), the vagina (birth canal) and the rectum (back passage) pass through the pelvic floor muscles.
It is important for both women and men of all ages to maintain pelvic floor muscle strength.
Women and men with stress incontinence, that is, those who regularly lose urine when coughing, sneezing or exercising, should especially benefit from these exercises.
For pregnant women, these exercises help the body to cope with the increasing weight of the baby. Healthy, fit muscles pre-natally will recover more readily after the birth.
We're all a bit different, and gender is no exception. We have male and female physiotherapists trained to help you and your specific needs. Say goodbye to the unknown, and get the help you seek.
... and so much more! These are simply the most common conditions, but anything muscular, joint or skeletal in nature is where physiotherapy shines. Physiotherapist's are also qualified in rehab, pilates, hydrotherapy and exercise prescription. There's a reason physiotherapists are considered the movement specialists!
How does it all work?
They also give a little bit of homework, usually exercises. These are are designed to decrease pain, improve strength and restore function, and are vital to your recovery.
Sycamore Health is currently not offering women's health or continence physio, contact us for a list of people who can help
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