Incontinence

Incontinence & Pelvic floor rehabilitation: The best physiotherapy treatment against incontinence in London

What is Urinary incontinence or stress incontinence?

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Urinary incontinence is the loss of bladder control, which results to occasional leaks or dribbles of urine. People that are affected more severely may experience heavier leaks and more frequently. It affects both men and women of all ages, although it affects twice as many women and becomes more frequent with age, and it can be an embarrassing issue for many.

Incontinence physiotherapist specialised in pelvic floor rehabilitation

Our team of physiotherapists is specialised in the treatment of incontinence, whether your incontinence appeared postnatally or incontinence due to ageing of your pelvic floor muscles. Both incontinences are the result of your pelvic floor being stretched and losing its power of contractions.

Our incontinence physiotherapists will be able to answer all your questions regarding your incontinence treatment and you pelvic floor rehabilitation for incontinence. They will assess your pelvic floor to understand why you have incontinence and which pelvic floor muscle is weak and needs treatment. Based on this incontinence assessment, the physiotherapist will create an incontinence treatment plan. She will then use specific physiotherapy techniques to help you regain tone and will create a set of pelvic floor exercises that you will do with our physio and at home in between sessions.

If you are an Axa or Bupa patient, you cannot book online. Please call our office with your authorisation number.

If you cannot find an appointment which suits you, call us or send us a message: we will do our best to find you a slot.


Incontinence treatment in London with our Women’s health physiotherapist specialised in urinary incontinene

Pelvic floor rehabilitation is the easiest and most efficient treatment for urinary incontinence, you will be able to overcome your problem a lot easier and in a non-intrusive way. Pelvic floor rehabilitation, pelvic floor exercises and hypopressive gymnastic are only some of the techniques we use at Excellence Physiotherapy London to treat incontinence. Our London women’s health physiotherapists have extensive post-diploma trainings and we’ve been treating about 1500 women with specific incontinence issues every year for more than 10 years. Our incontinence specialist will be able to assess your pelvic floor and leakage issue, create a tailored pelvic rehabilitation program, teach you to be aware of the correct muscles you need to contract and train along with showing you and correcting some specific exercises. She will then increase the intensity of your pelvic floor exercises until you achieve long term results. They will also prescribe exercises you can perform on your own in between each home visit, to speed up your progress and help you get rid of this uncomfortable condition.

Incontinence physio Treatment at Home (Home visit in London)

If you wish to have your incontinence physiotherapy treatment at home for schedule or comfort reasons, our incontinence physiotherapist can visit you at home in London. We have years of experience in treating incontinence at home. Simply give us a call and we will arrange the most convenient time and day for your appointment.

Incontinence rehabilitation in our pelvic floor clinic in Moorgate, Belgravia, Clapham covered by Health insurances and recognised by AXA , BUPA, CIGNA WPA and more

Our Incontinence specialist consults in our pelvic floor clinics in East London, South London or West London.

  • Light Centre Belgravia near Victoria station,
  • Light Centre Moorgate, London Wall near Moorgate station, in the heart of the City of London,
  • Make me feel Pharmacie in Clapham, near Clapham south station and battersea.

Our physiotherapy and osteopathy treatments are covered by most health insurances and are Bupa registered & recognised (BUPA Global and BUPA UK), Axa registered & recognised (AXA International, AXA ppp), Cigna registered & recognised and WPA registered & recognised

For appointments with our Incontinence physiotherapist specialist in London  call: 0207 125 0262 – 07824 553765



Urinary Incontinence: What you should know

Why do I have urinary incontinence?

The severity of incontinence ranges from occasional leaks when sneezing or coughing, to sudden strong urges to go to the toilet, which appear very frequently. The causes are different depending on the condition, but some causes may be:

  • Weakening of the pelvic floor muscles and the urethral sphincter
  • Overactivity of the detrusor muscles
  • Pregnancy and giving birth
  • Prostate removal
  • Aging
  • Obesity

The different types of urinary incontinence are

  • Stress incontinence: This is the loss of urine when pressure on the bladder is increased for example by coughing, sneezing, laughing or exercise. It occurs when the pelvic floor muscles that support the bladder are weakened. Common causes for this are childbirth and menopause in women, and prostate removal in men.
  • Urge incontinence: This is when you have an urgent need to pass urine, so much that you might not be able to make it to the toilet on time, resulting in a leak. People with urge incontinence need to urinate often, including throughout the night. It can be caused by an overactive bladder, urinary tract infections, bowel problems and conditions such as Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s.
  • Overflow incontinence: This is the frequent or constant dribble of urine. Your bladder will fill up as usual, but due to a blockage or obstruction, you will not be able to empty it completely. The blockage can be caused by bladder damage, a blocked urethra, nerve damage, bladder stones or an enlarged prostate gland.
  • Total incontinence: This is the continuous leaking or urine or frequent leaking of large volumes of urine. This happens when your bladder cannot store urine at all and it can be caused by a bladder problem from birth, spinal cord injury or a bladder fistula.

If you are an Axa or Bupa patient, you cannot book online. Please call our office with your authorisation number.

If you cannot find an appointment which suits you, call us or send us a message: we will do our best to find you a slot.


Incontinence physiotherapy treatment, pelvic floor rehab and pelvic floor exercises

Incontinence is not a taboo!

Many women don’t dare speaking about incontinence and suffer in silence when simple and  efficient treatments are available. So, girls, it is important that you discuss your incontinence with a health professional that you feel comfortable with because she will be able to offer you solutions that might change your future life.

Incontinence treatment & pelvic floor awareness

The first and most important part of your incontinence treatment is the awareness of your pelvic floor muscles and how to contract them. Studies show that 35% are not able to contract their pelvic floor muscle correctly! But if you don’t contract the correct muscle while doing your pelvic exercises then you may increase the symptoms of your incontinence.

Common mistakes when you do your exercises against incontinence

For ages, women have been told that they should do the “pee stop exercise” to train their pelvic floor muscles to contract… This is absolutely wrong to use the “pee stop exercise” because you have more chance to get urinary infection rather than a strong pelvic floor. When you do the “pee stop exercise” you actually train your bladder not to empty completely which leads to your bladder holding a little bit of urine which often leads to urinary infection.

How can I make sure I do my pelvic floor exercises properly?

There are so many pelvic devices or Kegel exercises that we see some of our patients using and that are doing the wrong action on your pelvic floor. To make sure you do your exercises against incontinence properly it is extremely important that you feel and understand which muscle you contract. Having at least one session with a pelvic floor specialist will help you achieve this goal as the physiotherapist will be able to give you feedback on your contractions and will help you determine which sensation you need to feel when you contract your pelvic floor. Once you have felt and understood this sensation, you are ready to do your pelvic exercises correctly by yourself.

How often shall I do my exercises against incontinence?

Everyday! You need to do your pelvic floor exercises everyday and create yourself a routine. For example, you can do 30 contractions when you brush your teeth, 30 when you watch the news etc… Our physio will help you create your routine to not forget to do your exercises. Once you start seeing the results on your incontinence, you will then be able to do your exercises every 2 days, and this until your incontinence has totally stopped.

How often shall I see my physiotherapist for incontinence treatment?

For the first few sessions, we advise seeing your physio once a week to have accurate control of your progress and to check if you contract the correct muscles. Once you feel more confident, one physio session every 2 or 3 weeks will be sufficient.


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