Physiotherapy is a commonly used technique to help recuperate weakening muscles and ligaments. It also helps reduce the chances of recurrence in the future.
The Goals of Physiotherapy for Bladder Control
The primary aim is to strengthen your weakened bladder muscles, but more importantly, how to do the exercises correctly with proper form and power. This helps restore your quality of life to your normal self, while freeing you of any urinary leakage and/or pain. This in turn helps you live a healthier and happier life.
Physiotherapy, while not commonly used in the United States, is so effective that it is the first line therapy for urinary incontinence in Europe and Australia.
Having the Right Mindset
For physiotherapy to be effective, it is important that you present to therapy in a positive mood, and for that to happen you should be in a relaxed frame of mind. We help you reach this state by creating a calm, serene room where you can escape the stressors of life, and focus on your improving bladder throughout the treatment session.
The Importance of Commitment to Your Bladder
Finally, to receive the full benefits of physiotherapy, it is important that you follow the instructions regularly. Sometimes, people start noticing great improvement in their bladder function and feel that they have reached the level of strength needed to be cured without continuing their exercises. But unfortunately, this results in a weakening of the bladder muscles over time, and a possible relapse. We will help you stay on track and focus on the long term benefits of therapy.
Physiotherapy needs time to improve and treat your bladder effectively. This is why we see you on a weekly basis in the beginning. During this time you are learning how to properly do your exercises, receive exercise routine specific to your needs, and receive the other therapies that actively strengthen your pelvic floor muscles and nerves. Your personal therapist is there to monitor your progress and correct any changes in proper technique and form. You will receive weekly updates on your progress.
Remember, to reach your destination for a bladder cure, depends on the journey you take. You can try to do Kegels at home, you can try a quick fix with surgery, or you can commit a few weeks to a life long control of your bladder. You will achieve your goal…to be in control!