Are you aware that there are different types of Stress Incontinence?
This tends to happen when physical activity or movements such as coughing, sneezing, laughing, running or lifting heavy weights puts pressure on your bladder leading to that accidental leak moment. If there is not enough strength from the pelvic floor muscles the bladder is left unsupported when abdominal pressure increases or there isn’t enough length to elicit a contraction you are a typical ‘Tena lady advert’.
The bladder doesn’t fully empty when you visit the toilet and whatever is remaining cab leak out either instantly or later on. It can also sit in your bladder making you more prone to UTIs.
This is when you need to suddenly go out of nowhere. It can happen at the same time of day, at the same place on a daily basis, even a simple act like putting a key in the front door. The trigger (and solution) is often psychological.
The bladder decides it needs to be emptied when it is nowhere near full. This is usually as a consequence of habit due to being trained to empty too early such as popping to the toilet just in case before that car journey, walk etc. It can result in many night time visits as well.
Is incredibly common and has a huge impact upon lifestyle.
The different types of incontinence require different strategies and exercises to help overcome them. There is more to it than simply ‘squeezing, bracing, holding’ to have a positive impact upon the pelvic region. If you would like support or to prepare/prevent problems in the future my new 6 week Programme is for YOU! The course forms part of the Womens Wellness Specialist Qualification and follows NHS guidelines for Pelvic Floor Health.
Due to its popularity my first course starting on the 23rd February has sold out! The second course will start on Wednesday 6th April and has 2 spaces left!! An online format will also be available. If you would like more information or a chat to discuss your needs please feel free to get in touch.