Physiotherapy for Incontinence in Clifton Hill
Clifton Hill Physiotherapy provide quality care for incontinence to the local areas of Clifton Hill, Fitzroy, Collingwood, Abbotsford, Northcote,Thornbury, Brunswick, Preston, Alphington, Fairfield and Carlton.
Incontinence (poor bladder or bowel control) is common. An estimated 4 million Australians are affected by Urinary Incontinence alone, and it is known that at least one in three women that have had a baby suffers with incontinence at some stage.
Often people are too embarrassed to talk about these issues, but a properly trained Continence Physiotherapist will conduct a sensitive, comprehensive examination, and often help to significantly improve or cure the symptoms.
Many factors can affect healthy bladder and bowel control including: pelvic floor muscle strength and control; bladder and bowel habits; constipation; menopause; childbirth and pregnancy; prostate issues and prolapse.
The Pelvic Floor Muscles are essential in bladder and bowel control and are also important in pelvic organ support, sexual function as well as core stabilizers for the pelvis and lumbar spine. Remember to do your pelvic floor exercises today and see our experienced Physiotherapist if you are unsure of how to activate these muscles properly.
Our Physiotherapists Jennifer Langford and Kiera Hannigan share many years experience in Public Continence Clinics and have Post graduate qualifications (University of Melbourne) in Continence & Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation. Jennifer is an invited lecturer, tutor and clinical supervisor at the University of Melbourne’s Post Graduate Pelvic Floor course . Jennifer and Kiera have a particular interest in Persistent Pain Syndromes affecting the pelvis including Vulvodynia Dyspareunia, Vaginismus, VVS, Prostatitis and Chronic Pelvic Pain.
If you suffer with any of the following:
- Leakage when you cough, sneeze, exercise or move
- Inability to make it to the toilet in time
- Poor control of wind or bowel
- Waking too many times at night for the toilet
- Always looking for the nearest toilet
- Frequently needing to pass urine with a strong, sudden urgency
- Pain with pelvic function
You will benefit with an appointment with one of our Physiotherapists. Physiotherapy is a highly effective and evidence based approach for managing bladder and bowel dysfunction in adults and children.