Bladder control

At Body Sense Physiotherapy our physiotherapists know that bladder urgency is common. Bladders can be bossy and make you feel busting for the loo, even when your bladder is not full. Women will tell us about things that will trigger bladder urgency such as getting home and putting the key in the door and not making it to the toilet in time, cold weather, walking past a toilet, cold section of the supermarket, hearing running water and many more!

If this is happening to you, you are often ruled by your bladder’s urgent signals.

Ask yourself some of the following questions:

  • Do you find yourself peeing every time before you leave the house?
  • Are you constantly looking for the closest toilet on your social outings?
  • Are you possibly waking more than once overnight by your bossy bladder and perhaps experiencing bladder leakage with this urgency feeling.?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions the good news is that Physiotherapy can help you! Our pelvic physiotherapists at Body Sense Physiotherapy will give you strategies to calm your bladder down and help you regain control so you can start feeling more confident. Your physiotherapist may offer you a variety of management tools:

  • Mental and physical bladder calming strategies
  • Bladder training
  • Dry needling
  • TENS stimulation
  • Pelvic floor exercises to help you tame your bladder.

Some other interesting facts to know

1 in 3 women who have ever had a baby wet themselves. This is called urinary incontinence. This can be a little amount or a big amount. It can occur with a cough, sneeze, laugh, jump, getting out of bed, during exercise or on the way to the toilet.

Urinary leakage is not something we need to just accept and live with. Research shows pelvic floor exercises are the first line of management for urinary leakage. Our pelvic physiotherapists at Body Sense Physiotherapy can offer comprehensive assessments to find out the cause of your problem. We can help you regain control so you can live life confidently and the way you want to.

Difficulty emptying your bladder, straining to wee, dribbling afterwards or needing to pee again straight away are not normal bladder habits. Our pelvic physiotherapists can explore reasons why this might be occurring and help you regain and maintain lifelong good bladder habits.

For more information, please contact our friendly staff or to make a booking