An overactive bladder (OAB) can feel like it's taking over your life, but it doesn't have to and there are ways for you to regain control over your body. At Hollyburn Physiotherapy, we specialize in techniques tailored to help you manage and overcome OAB symptoms. 

Understanding Overactive Bladder

An overactive bladder is a condition characterized by a sudden and involuntary contraction of the bladder muscles, leading to a sudden and urgent need to urinate. This urge can occur even when the bladder isn't full, disrupting daily activities and causing anxiety about leakage.

How OAB Affects Your Life
Living with OAB can be challenging and distressing. Constantly worrying about finding a bathroom, experiencing urgency and leakage, and feeling embarrassed or restricted in social situations can take a toll on your quality of life and self-confidence.

How Physiotherapy Can Help
Physiotherapy offers conservative and effective techniques to manage and improve symptoms of overactive bladder. Here's how physiotherapy can make a difference:

  1. Pelvic Floor Muscle Training

    Ensuring optimal function of the pelvic floor muscles is key to improving bladder control. A physiotherapist can teach you targeted exercises to improve the function of these muscles, helping to reduce urgency and leakage.

  2. Bladder Retraining

    Bladder retraining involves gradually increasing the time between bathroom visits to help retrain your bladder to hold more urine and reduce urgency. A physiotherapist can guide you through this process and provide support along the way.

  3. Education and Lifestyle Modifications

    Understanding the factors that contribute to OAB and making lifestyle modifications can significantly improve symptoms. A physiotherapist can provide education on bladder health, diet, fluid intake, and habits that may exacerbate OAB symptoms.

  4. Modalities

    Modalities such as biofeedback and electrical stimulation can help improve bladder control and reduce OAB symptoms. 

Take Control of Your Bladder Health

Don't let an overactive bladder dictate your life. With the right support and guidance from a qualified physiotherapist, you can regain control and improve your bladder health. At Hollyburn Physiotherapy Clinic, we're here to help you every step of the way.

So, what next?
An overactive bladder can feel overwhelming, but you don't have to suffer in silence. Physiotherapy offers effective strategies to manage OAB symptoms and improve your quality of life. If you're struggling with an overactive bladder, don't hesitate to reach out to us. Our experienced physiotherapists are here to provide personalized care and support to help you live comfortably and confidently.

Francesca Ruddick

Francesca Ruddick

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