Stress urinary incontinence is a common medical condition and is treatable. It is the uncontrollable loss of urine when you sneeze, cough or laugh due to activity that results in an increase in pressure in the abdominal cavity. One of the main causes of incontinence in both men and women is weakened pelvic floor muscles. If your incontinence is due to a weak pelvic floor, try physiotherapy first to strengthen these muscles before considering an operation. Physiotherapy can help with both bladder and bowel incontinence.
Incontinence Rehab could teach you how to use your pelvic floor muscles correctly and strengthen them.
Based on an initial assessment, treatment is initiated by the physiotherapist. Treatment may involve one or more of the following:
- Pelvic floor exercises
- Muscle Stimulation