More than a million New Zealanders experience some sort of urinary incontinence each month and more than half of mothers are estimated to suffer from a pelvic floor prolapse.  While incontinence (urinary or faecal incontinence) and prolapse are often thought to be taboo topics, they don’t have to be.  Pelvic health issues such as the above are often manageable with conservative options as guided by a pelvic health physiotherapist (some people call us “women’s health physios”).

If you leak a little urine when you cough, laugh, sneeze or exercise; if you have to rush to the toilet and you leak before you can get there then you should know that while these symptoms are common they are not normal, nor should you have to put up with them forever.

If you’d like to know more about how you can live leak-free. You might want to start by watching this great primer on the topic by Claire Baker at TEDx Tauranga, grab a copy of “Hold it Sister”, by Mary O’Dwyer, you can read our thoughts on the matter here

…or of course book an appointment with our Pelvic Health Physio right now.