Squeeze before you sneeze

Squeeze before you sneeze

Its hay fever season, can you squeeze before you sneeze? Are you Leaking before contracting? 

Stress urinary incontinence (SUI) is a condition that affects both men and women.

“Stress incontinence is unintentional and happens when a physical movement or activity — such as coughing, sneezing, running or heavy lifting — puts pressure (stress) on your bladder”. This often occurs because of a weakness in our pelvic floor muscles, because like all muscles they need regular training to keep strong.

A lot of people feel that this is “normal” and something to “put up with” and if you’ve watched TV adverts, popping in a pad is just the answer, however, this is not resolving things and can still have  a major impact on your life.

At Oaks Hospital we have a pelvic health department dedicated to helping people suffering from pelvic health issues and improving their life by treating the cause of their problems. We use a range of treatment including exercise, muscle stimulation and biofeedback to educate you in how to correctly use your pelvic floor muscles and keep them strong. We also have a well-equipped gym and personal trainers available to progress you further in not only strengthening your pelvic floor but your other core muscles as well, helping you live your best life.

So if you struggle to perform a squeeze and find you leak when you sneeze; contact the oaks physiotherapy department today to book your appointment on 01206 753 222 or take a look on our website here at the services we offer.


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