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Incontinence and Bladder Health

At Darwin Health Group we're dedicated to supporting you on your journey toward optimal bladder health and continence. In this comprehensive guide, we'll explore the function of the bladder, the crucial role of pelvic floor muscles in continence mechanisms, and how our evidence-based physiotherapy interventions can empower you to regain control.


Understanding Your Bladder:


Your bladder is a remarkable organ responsible for storing and releasing urine. Its function relies on a complex interplay of nerves, muscles, and connective tissue to maintain continence and bladder control.


The Role of Pelvic Floor Muscles:


Your pelvic floor muscles play a pivotal role in supporting the bladder and maintaining continence. These muscles help control the opening and closing of the urethra, the tube that carries urine out of the body. Weakness or dysfunction in the pelvic floor muscles can contribute to urinary incontinence, affecting your quality of life and confidence.


How We Can Help:


At Darwin Health Group Physiotherapy, we offer evidence-based interventions to address urinary incontinence and promote bladder health:


Comprehensive Assessment: We start by conducting a thorough assessment of your bladder function, pelvic floor muscles, and contributing factors such as lifestyle habits and medical history. This assessment helps us understand the underlying causes of your incontinence and develop a personalised treatment plan.


Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation: We guide you through targeted pelvic floor exercises to strengthen and coordinate your pelvic floor muscles. These exercise can improve muscle tone and control, reducing urinary leakage.


Bladder Training: We work with you to develop bladder training strategies to improve bladder habits and reduce urgency and frequency of urination. This may include scheduled voiding, timed voiding, and techniques to gradually increase bladder capacity.


Lifestyle Modifications: We provide education on lifestyle factors that can impact bladder health, such as hydration, diet, and fluid intake. Making simple adjustments to your habits can have a significant impact on bladder function and continence.


Behavioural Techniques: We teach relaxation techniques and urge suppression strategies to help you manage sudden urges to urinate and improve bladder control.


Progress Monitoring and Support: Throughout your treatment journey, we monitor your progress closely and adjust your treatment plan as needed. We're here to provide ongoing support, encouragement, and guidance to help you achieve your continence goals.


At Darwin Health Group Physiotherapy, we're committed to helping you regain control of your bladder and live life to the fullest. Schedule your appointment today!

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