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Bladder conditions

What bladder conditions can physiotherapy help?

In men urinary incontinence following treatment for Prostate cancer

For more information please see:

 

In women;

  • Stress urinary incontinence i.e. leakage coughing, sneezing or exercising
  • Urge incontinence i.e leakage when desperate to go to the toilet

For more information, please visit:

http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/Incontinence-urinary/Pages/Introduction.aspx  

 

What can our women’s and men’s health physiotherapist offer you?

Assessment :
We give time to listen to you, in order to understand your individual condition and the problems it causes and how it is affecting your life.

  

Examination:
We examine you thoroughly to form an opinion on diagnosis. We discuss our findings with you and how the condition may best be treated.

  

Advice and information:
We will offer you advice and information about your condition, especially in regards to how you can help yourself manage your condition better.
 

  

Treatment choices and shared decisions:
We will discuss your treatment options and we will make decisions together forming an individual plan to suit your condition, your choices and your needs in order to help you return to work, sport and leisure activities.

The treatment may include: 

  • Exercises (as an individual or in groups) to strengthen your pelvic floor muscles.
    Please follow the links below for examples of exercise sheets to strengthen the pelvic floor muscles

Pelvic floor exercises for women

Pelvic floor exercises for men

  • Advice on fluid intake
  • Advice on how you can retrain your bladder

 

Fitness for work and activities:

We can make sure treatment supports you planning your return to work or activities.

Further referral for investigations and opinion with medical colleagues: As expert physiotherapists in bladder conditions,  we are able to request investigations (tests such  as urodynamics) and to refer you to consultants or surgeons if necessary.

 

How can I see a Women's and Men's Health Physiotherapist?