Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy

Bladder Issues in Women It is not uncommon to find women who have had no pelvic floor issues approach menopause and find they suddenly have difficulty controlling their bladder or notice they leak when they sneeze. Although common, bladder leakage should NOT be considered a normal part of aging.

Why does this occur?
Pelvic floor muscle and connective tissue weakness is a primary cause of bladder leakage and can be influenced by:
• Hormonal changes occurring with Menopause.
• Natural process of aging causes muscles to weaken.
• Pregnancy and childbirth.
• Repeated heavy lifting.
• Excessive impact exercise.
• Constipation and strain.
• Overactive pelvic floor (read our blog for more info)

What are the signs and symptoms?
• Leaking urine when you cough,
sneeze, lift, laugh or exercise.
• Feel an urgent need to empty your bladder often which may be associated with triggers such as putting the key in the door or hearing running water.
Some signs and symptoms of other bladder problems include:
• Urine leakage after going to the toilet
• Feeling of incomplete emptying of the bladder
• Increased frequency of urination.

How can we help?
If any of the above sounds familiar to you we encourage you to make an appointment to see one of our pelvic floor physios.

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Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy

Payalpreet Kaur, Physiotherapist

Payalpreet Kaur graduated with a Bachelor of Physiotherapy from Baba Farid University of Health Science (India) in 2011. She worked as a Physiotherapist in India for 4 years in both hospital and clinic-based settings. Since graduating she has acquired a wide range of experience within different sectors of physiotherapy. Payal Immigrated to Canada in 2015 and completed a Canadian Healthcare Content Course at the University of Toronto. She then finished her IEPEP program from UBC in 2017 and passed the Canadian Physiotherapy National Examination. Payal uses a combination of techniques rich in manual therapy including symptom modification, trigger point release, Shockwave Therapy, Functional Dry Needling(IMS) as well as client education and individualized exercise program to achieve client goals. She firmly believes in treating not only patient symptoms but also the source of pain to ensure long-term relief for her patients. Payal’s special interest lies in pelvic health-supporting pre and postnatal clients (During and after pregnancy). She believes in active listening and building an environment for people to feel safe while sharing their stories and seeking treatment with her. She likes to treat all areas of Pelvic Health. Outside work, She loves to spend time with family and to explore beautiful nature.