Article by: Retail Pharmacy
Incontinence is one of the most common health conditions affecting Australians, with approximately six million people in the country experiencing the condition during their lifetime.
For women, the most common causes of incontinence are pregnancy and childbirth, while for men it often occurs as a result of prostate surgery and associated radiation therapy. Other causes include: stroke & other neurological conditions, diabetes and other endocrine diseases, menopause, pelvic surgery and general ageing.
Australian Physiotherapy Association pelvic-health physiotherapist Dr Irmina Nahon wants to reassure incontinence sufferers that help is available, and for them not to be resigned to the condition.
Dr Nahon says, “Incontinence has a significant effect on quality of life, and has both psychological and financial impacts. It doesn’t have to be endured as a result of ageing or childbirth, which many people assume and, therefore, don’t talk about openly or seek treatment for.”
The International Consultation on Incontinence 2017 recommended pelvic floor physiotherapy as first-line therapy due to the strength of evidence.
Our Women’s Health Physiotherapist Clare and our Men’s Health Physiotherapist Jim specialise in a number of women and men’s health conditions including incontinence. They can provide you with pelvic-floor exercises and programs to allow full recovery.
Call us at 9793 3119 to book an appointment with our specialised physiotherapists.