One in four Irish women are at risk of suffering from urinary incontinence at some stage in their lives.
It was once considered part of the ageing process, however now we know that incontinence has definite causes and can be treated.
Do you leak urine when you cough, sneeze, laugh or make sudden movements?
Do you experience a strong need to pass urine that if ignored may lead to leaking?
There are many things that can be done to help these problems.
We are very lucky at South Tipp Physiotherapy & Sports Injury Clinic to have Ann Bates, a Chartered Physiotherapist specialised in Women’s Health on our team.
- Urinary Incontinence
- Overactive bladder
- Urinary urgency/ frequency
- Bowel dysfunction including constipation
- Faecal incontinence
- Pelvic organ prolapse
- Pelvic pain
- Male continence problems
- Childhood continence problems
- Musculoskeletal issues relating to pregnancy and post partum including:
- Pelvic girdle pain/ symphysis pubis dysfunction
- Low back pain
- Rib/Thoracic spine pain
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Pelvic floor trauma post delivery
- Antenatal education and preparation for parenthood
When you choose a Chartered Physiotherapist in Women’s Health and Continence you can have the peace of mind in knowing that you are being treated by a physiotherapist who has a university degree qualification and is committed to the highest standards of ethical and clinical excellence.
At your first visit, Ann will talk to you to find out your main presenting problem and then carry out a detailed physical assessment as appropriate. With your consent and co-operation, she will devise an individualised treatment program and follow up visits will be arranged as necessary. At all times your basic rights to dignity and confidentiality will be respected. Pelvic floor muscle rehabilitation, neuromuscular stimulation and biofeedback are effective treatments used to help the above problems.
Dear Ann, I am like a new woman since you helped me with your wonderful advice and expertise. I am back running which I thought I never would again. It is fantastic to have a Women’s Health physio in the town. Thank you for all your help.