Who can have bladder control problems?
Many women quietly suffer from bladder control problems. Often, they think it is inevitable – “don’t all women go through this”; they think that there’s no option but to wear a pad; or they don’t want to talk to anyone about it or have anyone examine them “down there”.
Bladder control problems can affect women at any age but there are times in a woman’s life when she is more prone to developing a bladder control problem or that an existing problem may worsen:
- During pregnancy or childbirth
- At or soon after menopause
- In older age when her mobility is lost and she can’t get there quickly enough
For more information please check out the Canadian Continence foundation’s website: http://www.canadiancontinence.ca/
There are treatments that are available that can help women avoid bladder control problems and regain their confidence and independence. At Back in Motion, Celine Razeau, a physiotherapist has trained in the assessment and treatment of the pelvic floor. She will treat your problem with care and respect and take your concerns seriously.
What is pelvic rehabilitation?
Pelvic floor rehabilitation involves first an assessment of the pelvic floor so your therapist knows what is working well and what is not – then the therapist can assist you in regaining the lost function, help reduce your pain, and regain your strength. This may take the form of exercise training; learning to use the proper muscles in the proper way; behavioural (habits) changes; and even changes in your diet or what / how much or when you drink.So why not come in for your assessment – you may find the benefits last a lifetime!