Do you have:
Involuntary loss of urine from the bladder – this is known as urinary incontinence
Involuntary loss of faeces or flatus (wind) from the bowel – this is known as faecal incontinence
Incontinence is often related to dysfunctional pelvic floor muscles
This may be due to:
Pregnancy (pre and post-natal)
Urinary Tract Infections
Chronic Constipation or diarrhoea
Surgery (eg. hysterectomy)
Stress Urinary Incontinence is the leakage of small amounts of urine during activities which increase the intra-abdominal pressure. These include laughing, coughing, sneezing, lifting and bending. It occurs due to weakening of the pelvic floor muscles meaning they are unable to maintain closure of the urethral sphincter during activities that put pressure on the bladder.
Urge Urinary Incontinence is the leakage of urine associated with ‘urgency’ (a strong and sudden need to pass urine).
People with ‘urgency’ often go to the toilet frequently even when the bladder isn’t full, in order to avoid leaking while rushing to the bathroom.
Symptoms can occur with age or be linked with certain health conditions which affect a person’s ability to store urine. Urgency can also worsen with bladder irritants such as tea, coffee, carbonated drinks and alcohol.
There are many treatment options for incontinence, and an individualised approach is vital.
Treatments may include:
Specific Pelvic Floor exercise
Urge Suppression exercise
Weight loss and general exercise
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Lucy graduated from the University of Birmingham (UK) in 2009 and specialised in private musculoskeletal physiotherapy immediately. She has extensive experience in treating a range of injuries including sports, work-related, post-surgery and chronic degenerative conditions. She has been part of the medical team at the London Marathon, international athletics competitions and national university athletics championships.
Lucy has also worked closely with GPs in the UK, providing musculoskeletal based education and training as part of their professional development programmes.
Lucy emigrated to Australia in 2015 and has worked with Physio Professionals since. Since having her two daughters she has developed an interest in Women’s Health Physiotherapy and is passionate about helping women throughout the life span with all pelvic dysfunctions. She has a special interest in Chronic Pelvic Pain conditions.
Lucy developed an interest in physiotherapy through being an athlete and suffering numerous injuries herself. She has represented England in Athletics and was British Universities steeplechase champion. These days, Lucy competes in local triathlons and loves the Sunshine Coast outdoor lifestyle.
Lucy’s interest areas are: Women’s Health Physiotherapy, Pelvic Pain conditions, Pelvic Floor dysfunction and Pre/Post Pregnancy Physiotherapy.
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Roxanne first gained an appreciation for physiotherapy as a young gymnast often requiring rehabilitation for her sporting injuries. Roxanne graduated from James Cook University with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy, and has a keen interest in Pilates, Women’s Health and Lymphoedema.
Roxanne has a passion for providing holistic health care to all her patients. She values rehabilitating musculoskeletal patients across the lifespan, and believes in a rehabilitation program consisting of both a hands-on approach combined with a self-driven exercise program to achieve the best results.
Roxanne has gained postgraduate training in Women’s Health through Women’s Health Training Associates (Sydney). She can assist with a variety of Women’s Health concerns, including incontinence, ante and post natal issues, bladder disorders and prolapse.
Since attending the Maquarie University ALERT program (Sydney), Roxanne has gained further qualification as a Lymphoedema Therapist. She can treat upper limb, lower limb, breast and trunk lymphoedema, provide garment prescription, and education on managing lymphoedema.
Roxanne’s interest areas include Women’s Health, Pelvic Floor conditions, Lymphoedema, Pilates, musculoskeletal conditions.
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Samantha grew up on the Sunshine Coast and graduated from Griffith University with a Bachelor of Exercise Science and Masters of Physiotherapy.
Outside of work Samantha enjoys surfing, touch football and has previously competed at an international level in Athletics. Samantha’s interest areas include musculoskeletal and general physiotherapy with a developing interest in women’s health.
Samantha’s interest areas include General & Musculoskeletal conditions, Women’s Health.