I’m here to shout to the roof tops…Girls, bladder leakage is NOT normal to put up with and
it’s NOT normal to leak when you jump, laugh or lift your kids.
I’ve gone through this myself and as a Physio those “Pad Ads” kinda get my goat.
Please don’t get lulled in to thinking incontinence is normal, because it is absolutely preventable.
Yes 1 in 3 women experience it at some time in their life, I happened to be one of them – but am no more.
The saddest statistic is that 50% of women in nursing homes are there because of incontinence!
Please don’t let it be you or someone you care about. So spread the word ladies, incontinence is not normal!
I’m a Women’s Physiotherapist who is passionate about the pelvic floor!
(Remember, it’s that sling of muscle from your pubic bone to coccyx)
Here’s my best advice for women wanting to combat incontinence…
The 3 things to do to tackle incontinence are:
- Pelvic floor exercises done properly – visit a Physio that specialises in Women’s Health and the pelvic floor. They are experts and know their stuff! There are lots of tools you can use to make sure you are doing them correctly like gauges telling you how strongly you’re contracting and funky weights to use for resistance…May sound kinky but they’re actually medical!
- If your ligaments are too stretched, exercises may network so there are non-surgical options to help, ask your Physio.
- As a last resort, consult a surgeon. Unfortunately their success rate with these surgeries are not as great as you’d think.
Knowledge is power, so do your research and learn about your pelvic floor.
There is absolutely no need to be ashamed…it’s just another muscle!
Becky specialises in working with pregnant and postnatal women with a combination of hands on physiotherapy and Pilates based exercise.
Starting her career treating the muscles of gymnasts, wrestlers and footballers at American colleges, Becky’s move to Australia saw her find her niche in physiotherapy, helping women gain control of and enjoy their body after birth.
Living in Sydney with her husband and two gorgeous girls, Becky established her own exercise classes focusing on pregnancy and post-natal fitness before opening her own Pilates studio, Birth & Beyond Pilates in 2012. Using her extensive experience treating postpartum women, Becky has created a unique regimen to increase her clients’ core stability and overall strength.