Problems with bladder and/or bowel control (incontinence) is a very common issue. According to the Continence Foundation of Australia, women who have even just one baby are nearly three times more likely to leak urine and wet themselves, than women who have not had a baby. The more babies you have, the more common the occurence of urinary incontinence.
People with pelvic floor problems may experience the following symptoms:
The main risk factors associated with incontinence are:
Research has shown that incontinence symptoms are actually avoidable by retraining pelvic floor muscles. At ZEST Physio Pilates Health we teach you how to use your pelvic floor muscles using the real-time ultrasound machine and specific pelvic floor exercise programs. We also provide you with education and guidance to specialists if your problem needs further investigation. Sometimes bladder and bowel problems are not the result of pelvic floor problems. If there is another issue early detection is important. Our physiotherapists can refer you towards the right pelvic floor rehabilitation specialist for your condition.