Physiotherapy for Bladder Control

If you live with bladder problems, you are not alone. Millions of men and women of all ages also share these problems. We know that bladder problems can cause you embarrassment and can impact negatively on your life.  Many of you have never discussed your symptoms with anyone, never sought treatment and choose to live with incontinency as if it is a natural fact of life. Well it isn’t and we at the O’Brien Clinic are here to help.

We offer a discreet, professional and comprehensive service to help you deal with your symptoms.

Are you unsure that you have a ‘bladder problem’? If the following applies to you – then you should consider making an appointment to see our Women’s Health physiotherapist.

  • A frequent need to pass urine, more than 8 times during a 24-hour period.
  • A strong, sudden urge to pass urine.
  • Waking up to pass urine, 2 or more times a night is not normal.
  • Wetting yourself, small or large amounts.

Bladder dysfunction can present in any of the following ways:

  • Stress incontinence when an increase in abdominal pressure such as with a cough or running overcomes the closure pressure in the urethra and a leak occurs.
  • Urge incontinence when there is a strong urge to go to the toilet and there isn’t enough time to get there before leaking.
  • Urgency when there are frequent strong urges to go to the toilet and they are difficult to control.
  • Frequency when there is a need to go to the toilet more than 8 times in a 24 hour period.At the O’Brien Clinic we can help you to rehabilitate your pelvic floor muscles through either releasing or strengthening techniques. We can also help you to retrain the reflexes of your bladder and bowel and teach you how to correct your voiding and defecation techniques.