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.

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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Top tips for a healthy bladder

Are you struggling with bladder issues such as leakage, urgency or frequency? Do you avoid certain activities because of your symptoms? Do you know how to correctly exercise your pelvic floor muscles? Whatever guidance you need, Pelvic Health Physiotherapy can help to regain control over your life. Please contact me for more information or to book an appointment.

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