According to the most recent studies, about 3.5 million Canadians experience some form of incontinence. A distressing and embarrassing condition affects many aspects of life such as work, social activities and intimacy. Many of the people feel like their bladder took control over their life.
The pelvic floor muscles are the muscles that are lining the pelvis and support the organs in this area including the bladder. It is important to have strong pelvic floor muscles to get control over your bladder, help support your pelvic organs and increase satisfaction during intercourse.
Stress incontinence is a loss of small to moderate amount of urine due to laughing, coughing or sneezing. It happens due to the lack of muscle coordination in the pelvic floor to contract before a leak can occur. Although the bladder has an involuntary muscle, we can control with controlling the pelvic floor muscles and through certain tips and training.
There is an inverse relationship between the bladder muscle and pelvic floor muscles and how they function together. The bladder muscle must relax as it is filling and the pelvic floor muscles can hold the sphincter closed. When the bladder reaches its capacity, the pelvic floor muscles relax and the bladder muscle contracts to eliminate the urine.
Pelvic floor physiotherapy is very effective in the management of more than 95% of urinary incontinence cases.
You do not have to lose control of your life to your bladder anymore!
Call us at 613-422-4040 to book an appointment with our pelvic health therapist. Congratulations on taking the first step in the process of regaining normal bladder habits.