Physiotherapy is a very effective way to reduce your symptoms and allow you to regain to a normal active lifestyle. Physio.co.uk have specialist women’s health physiotherapists that can provide you with a full assessment and create a physiotherapy programme to help manage your stress incontinence.
What are the causes of pregnancy related stress incontinence?
There are a number of different causes of stress incontinence and it is important that these are identified early to give you the best chance of a successful recovery. Physio.co.uk will be able to create an individualised physiotherapy programme to target these causes directly. Potential reasons for pregnancy related stress incontinence include:
- A large baby
- Weak pelvic floor muscles
- Pregnancy related constipation
- Being overweight
- Weak anal sphincter muscles
- Genital prolapse
What does physiotherapy for pregnancy related stress incontinence involve?
There are a number of possible options for physiotherapy treatment that you may experience. The physiotherapists at Physio.co.uk will work with you to design a treatment programme to suit your needs. Your programme may change on a weekly basis depending on the progress of your condition. Physiotherapy may include:
- Specialist examination to make sure the muscles are working correctly
- Pelvic floor strengthening exercises
- Electrical stimulation
- Bladder retraining exercises
- Provision of support belts
- Transverse abdominis strengthening exercises
- Provision of walking adaptations if necessary
Pregnancy related stress incontinence is an inability to stop the leakage of urine when coughing, sneezing or during physical activity. It is common before or after childbirth and must be managed effectively as soon as possible to prevent any long term problems. Physiotherapy is a successful way to retrain and strengthen various muscles to facilitate an optimum recovery. The specialist physiotherapists at Physio.co.uk will work with you to design a personalised treatment programme to meet your goals. Please call Physio.co.uk on 0330 088 7800 to book an appointment today. Or alternatively, book an appointment with us online today!