Incontinence

Approximately 1 in 3 women in the UK suffer with urinary incontinence. The Department of Health and the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) recommend that conservative treatment in the form of supervised pelvic floor muscle training and bladder training should be the first line of treatment offered.

https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/QS77/chapter/Quality-statement-4-Supervised-pelvic-floor-muscle-training

Pelvic floor muscles can be damaged or weakened by pregnancy and childbirth, pelvic or abdominal surgery and the ageing process. It is important to restore the function of the pelvic floor muscles by a specific strengthening programme of exercise alongside management advice, bladder training and fluid/ dietary advice. Pelvic floor muscle training is effective for both urinary and faecal incontinence in both men and women.

Are you in tune with your pelvic floor?

Pain in and around your pelvis can be caused by your pelvic floor muscles not working correctly. Sometimes we need to relax the pelvic floor rather than strengthen it especially when your pelvic floor becomes tense and overworks. This article on the Sivana East wellbeing blog written by physical therapist and women's health coach, Dr Brianne Grogan, discusses the importance of listening to your pelvic floor and can help you to recognise whether your muscles are misbehaving! Please contact me for more information or to book your pelvic floor assessment and find out how well your muscles are behaving.

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Postnatal physiotherapy for new mums

Are you a new mum wanting advice following the birth of your baby? If so Amanda Sullivan Physiotherapy offer New Mum sessions covering all you need to know about postnatal recovery and includes assessment of your abdominal muscles/pelvic floor and pelvis. Physical therapist Marisa Alonso discusses why physiotherapy following childbirth should be standardised care in this informative article for American site, Mama On The Mend.

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Bladder awareness

Approximately 1 in 3 women in the UK suffer with urinary incontinence. The Department of Health and the National Institute of Clinical Excellence (NICE) recommend that conservative treatment in the form of supervised pelvic floor muscle training and bladder training should be the first line of treatment offered. Amanda Sullivan Physiotherapy specialises in treating bladder issues such as incontinence, urgency, frequency or bladder pain. Please contact me for more information or to book an appointment.

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