Overactive Bladder Treatment

Are you tired of constantly making trips to the bathroom?

​Our experienced pelvic floor physiotherapists can help you regain control of your bowel and return to your daily life with confidence! We have been successful treating this problem both in-clinic and online.

WHAT IS IT?

Overactive bladder is a term applied when you empty your bladder more than is considered “normal,” it is also known as pollakiuria. Ideally, you should be emptying your bladder 5-9 times per day. If you are below the age of 50 and in good health, you should be able to sleep through the night without waking up to urinate. Around and after menopause, the changes in hormones can lead to increased urine output overnight, and one trip to the bathroom can be normal. All things considered, if you drink herbal teas or alcohol just before bed, you might have to get up to urinate which can be expected no matter what age group you fall into.

WHAT CAUSES IT?

There are many factors contributing to the development of urinary urgency, and they do not have to be independent of one another:

  1. You urinate often ‘just in case,’ training your bladder to only be able to tolerate smaller volumes of urine.
  2. dynsfunction of Pelvic floor muscles
  3. The inner lining of your bladder becomes irritated due to factors such as:

Not drinking enough water

Spicy foods

Caffeinated foods or beverages

Alcohol

Certain medications

Urinary tract infection

And many more!

HOW CAN PHYSIO HELP?

As pelvic floor physiotherapists, our role is to determine what particular situation(s) is responsible for your urinary urgency. Typically, a balance of specific exercises, manual techniques, and bladder retraining will be employed to help you reach your personal goals and help you regain control of your bladder!
 
 

Treatment Options

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