Female Urinary Incontinence
There are several types of incontinence, including stress urinary incontinence being the most common whereby urinary leakage happens with coughing or sneezing, or with high impact activity. There are also other form of leakages, including urge urinary incontinence and post void leakage.
Why is it happening to me?
Pelvic floor weakness can occur due to:
Signs and symptoms of urinary incontinence:
How do we help with urinary leakage?
Physiotherapist Aileen understands that every woman and every body is different. Thus, no treatment method and exercise prescription is ever the same. Based on her assessment, she provides you with ample advice and suggestions to aid with improving your concerns and your symptoms.
This may include completing a bladder diary, and discussing your bladder habits and fluid intake habits. If required to, physiotherapist Aileen may ask for your permission to complete an internal vaginal examination to assess the strength, timing and endurance of your pelvic floor muscles. Individualised, supervised pelvic floor exercises that is constantly progressed is considered first line conservative treatment for urinary leakage.
Thus, physiotherapist Aileen would then form a pelvic floor exercise program that is completely targeted and tailored to your pelvic floor muscles to improve its strength, thus aiding with your symptoms.