Pelvic floor training for urinary incontinence

Mummy MOT, Osteopathy, pelvipower, Physiotherapy, Women's Health

Are you a woman struggling with urinary incontinence? If so, rest assured that you are not alone. Symptoms of this embarrassing condition can range from occasionally leaking urine when you sneeze or cough, to experiencing a sudden, intense urge to urinate that often means you don’t make it to the toilet in time.  Here at our Hardwick clinic, our therapists use a Pelvipower chair to support pelvic floor training for urinary incontinence.

Studies show that in the UK, 42% of women are affected by urinary incontinence. But two out of three women don’t seek medical help. Women are more affected by this condition than men because changes such as pregnancy and menopause place additional strain on the muscles supporting your bladder and urethra. But it’s not an inevitable part of ageing, and we can help both prevent and treat this problem.

What is urinary incontinence?

The NHS list several types of urinary incontinence, including:

  • stress incontinence – this happens when urine leaks when you cough or laugh, putting your bladder under stress
  • urge (urgency) incontinence – this is when your urge to urinate is so strong and sudden, urine leaks as you get to the toilet.
  • overflow incontinence (chronic urinary retention) – this describes a condition where you cannot completely empty your bladder, causing subsequent leaking of urine.
  • total incontinence – when you need to pass urine constantly or experience frequent leaking

How pelvic floor training helps with incontinence

Your pelvic floor is made up of connective tissue muscles. If your pelvic floor is not well-trained, it cannot provide enough support for the urethra and the closing muscle of the urinary bladder. This can cause urine to leak (incontinence).

Certain life events and conditions can increase the risk of urinary incontinence because they affect the strength of your pelvic floor, including:

  • pregnancy and vaginal birth
  • obesity
  • a family history of incontinence
  • menopause

How does PelvipowerTM strengthen your pelvic floor?

PelvipowerTM is a non-invasive, neuro-muscular training delivered via a magnetic field. It improves the strength and function of the pelvic floor muscles. Magnetic stimulation has been shown to help prevent urinary incontinence in women with no side effects.

Using PelviPowerTM training, we help you to regain some freedom. You can train your pelvic floor easily and conveniently. A strong pelvic floor can help you to control your bladder so that you can do what you please when and how you want.

Pelvipower helps with incontinence

PelviPowerTM training helps you to regain some freedom in your life, relieving the anxiety around being close to a toilet at all times. It’s non-invasive, quick and effective.  Whether it’s trickling or a more embarrassing leak, Pelvipower training offers a simple way to strengthen your pelvic floor that is stronger than classic pelvic floor exercises.

What to expect in a Pelvipower training session

During a PelvipowerTM training session, you simply sit comfortably, wearing your everyday clothes. A session takes up to 20 minutes, and the effect is gentle yet noticeable.

Women’s Health at our Cambridgeshire clinic

Book a PelvipowerTM session today in our Cambridgeshire clinic. Your treatment will be delivered by one of our experienced osteopaths and tailored to your unique goals and needs.