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Bladder problems

The leaky bladder experts

Why does my bladder leak?

Urinary incontinence or bladder leakage is a challenging and life impacting problem.

Do you worry about bladder leakage when you cough or sneeze or do avoid going for exercise because of bladder leakage?

Are you frustrated by the amount of time you spend in the restroom? or are you worried when you can't see a toilet nearby?

Does your bladder prevent you from getting the amount of sleep you need?

Other concerning Bladder problems may be a sensation of your bladder not emptying or dribbling after going to the toilet for your bladder

 The problem with Bladders 

In Australia, 1 in 3 women, 1 in 10 men and 1 in 5 children have a bladder control problem and constipation, chronic cough, strenuous sports, menopause, obesity and ageing can also affect the pelvic floor and your bladder control.

What can I do about this leaky bladder? 

Often Bladder problems can be significantly improve with simple strategies but it is essential that  together we will we asses your bladder function as bladder symptoms affect each women differently.  I need to ensure I understand the complex triggers and impacts of lifestyle impacts such as bowels, pelvic floor muscles, surgeries, exercise, functional limitations like arthritis or physical disability and work impacts.  I work collaboratively with your specialist and GP medical team

I will provide you with a comprehensive treatment approach and tools required to improve your bladder function and regularly reassess to ensure we are meeting your treatment goals.

Treatment options may include:

  • Pelvic floor muscle training,

  • Bladder training,

  • Mindfulness for bladders

  • Assessing the abdominal muscles and lumbopelvic joints,

  • Fluid loading and optimisation,

  • Pelvic organ prolapse management and bowel management 

  • Electrical stimulation for bladder nerve signalling issues and pelvic floor muscles

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Pelvic floor exercises:

The pelvic floor muscles are a tricky muscle to find and engage properly, so no wonder research shows that between 60-70% of women have difficulty using the right muscles and may even be doing an incorrect movement that can make symptoms worse.  The good news is that research also shows that rather than following information from a brochure or online, women who seek out a qualified Women’s Health pelvic floor Physio and undergo a detailed assessment and biofeedback training for 12 weeks there are significant improvements in symptoms with Prolapse, bladder and bowel function.

I will work endless with you using tactile feedback, biofeedback with real time ultrasound transabdominal and transperineal and using various electrical stimulation or electromyography tools to ensure you have the best Pelvic floor muscle on the Gold Coast!

 

I provide you with a comprehensive treatment approach and tools required to improve your pelvic floor muscle function and provide you with exercise modifications to keep you actively engaging in the things you love.