Urine incontinence is a common wellness concern and can be an uncomfortable hindrance for women trying to manage a busy schedule in their day-to-day lives. Approximately 25%-30% of the female population suffers from some form of urine incontinence and this percentage increases with age.
Urine incontinence has multiple causes and fall under 5 different classifications:
• Stress incontinence
• Urge incontinence
• Mixed incontinence
• Over flow incontinence
• Functional incontinence
Urinary Incontinence is a silent epidemic that affects not only women who are pregnant or have had babies, but men and younger women too. Asian and western women are equally susceptible and up to 70% of sufferers do not seek help, accepting the myth; ‘it is normal to leak’.
It is a shame because pelvic floor muscle (PFM) exercises, especially those supervised by a qualified physiotherapist can significantly improve and in many cases cure urinary incontinence.
After booking an appointment with a Perineal Rehabilitation Specialist at the Stanley Wellness Centre, the first step in treatment is to identify the cause and type of incontinence occurring and from this assessment an appropriate treatment plan can be advised.
There is good news! No matter how long or seriously a person suffers from urine incontinence, with the appropriate Perineal rehabilitation evaluation, ongoing treatment can help ease their health concerns and aid them in returning to normality.