Do you find yourself rushing to the bathroom multiple times during the day or night, unable to hold your urine? You might be dealing with urinary incontinence as a result of an overactive bladder.
Overactive bladder causes a frequent and sudden urge to urinate that may be difficult to control. This condition can be difficult to live with, interfering with everyday activities and routines. The good news is, pelvic health physiotherapy at Peach Physiotherapy can help you.
What causes an overactive bladder?
Oftentimes, an overactive bladder is caused by involuntary contractions. A bladder becomes overactive when the muscles of the bladder start to contract involuntarily even though your bladder is not full. These involuntary contractions make you feel as if you absolutely must go to the bathroom immediately.
Physiotherapy treatment for an overactive bladder
Pelvic health physiotherapy offers a variety of treatment methods for an overactive bladder. Physiotherapy is a safe and natural way to treat urinary incontinence issues as well other pelvic health conditions, such as incontinence, constipation, or pelvic pain.
During your first appointment at our Chatham, ON clinic, your pelvic health physiotherapist will review your medical history and ask you a series of questions regarding your urinary frequency and overall bladder habits. Your therapist will perform a physical assessment of your overall mobility, muscle strength and flexibility, coordination, and motor control. Your pelvic floor muscles may also be assessed to help determine the best treatment plan for you.
Typical treatments for those dealing with an overactive bladder may include:
- Mobility exercises
- Core muscle strengthening
- Hip & Back exercises
- Pelvic floor muscle training
- Kegel exercises
- Biofeedback for pelvic floor training
- Behavioral modifications (timed toileting, double voiding, fluid intake modifications)
- Improving posture
Your physiotherapist at Peach Physiotherapy may also recommend keeping a bladder diary and log for review at future appointments. This can help track the amount of times per day you’re going to the bathroom as well as your treatment progress.
Can I prevent having an overactive bladder?
As a person ages, their chances of developing overactive bladder issues increases. However, the good news is that with pelvic health therapy and education on prevention, you may be able to avoid this condition.
Call our clinic today
Your life doesn’t have to revolve around bathroom breaks. Contact our Chatham, ON today to schedule an appointment with one of our skilled pelvic health physiotherapists, and get back to doing the things you love, without constant interruptions from your bladder!