Bladder Symptoms

Physiotherapy for Bladder Incontinence

Leakage of urine is common, effecting up to 50% of adult women. While it is common, it is not normal. Daytime urine loss usually falls into 2 types: stress incontinence (e.g. with a cough, sneeze or exercise), or urge incontinence (you need to go suddenly and can’t get to the toilet in time). Incontinence may also happen during the night, which is called enuresis.

Physiotherapy can help with incontinence. This usually includes through assessment of the cause of incontinence and treatment including different methods of pelvic floor strengthening, better load management, bladder retraining strategies and other strategies. In some cases of stress incontinence a pessary may also be recommended.

Physiotherapy for Bladder Urgency and Frequency

Urinary urgency is the sudden, strong urge to rush to the toilet to empty your bladder. Frequency is the need to go to the toilet more often than you feel is normal. A pelvic floor physio can thoroughly assess your urgency and frequency symptoms and provide comprehensive treatment to help.