It is estimated that 1 in 3 women have urinary stress incontinence.
It’s thanks to programs such as Embarrassing Bodies that awareness is raised about stress incontinence and women can take a positive step to react and do something about it.
Physiotherapy is a good start to break bad habits regarding the pelvic floor and train to get into good habits which can keep the pelvic floor firm and tight, controlling those embarrassing leaks (SUI).
There are many reasons why women have stress incontinence. Some of the common reasons are
Childbirth, menopause, chronic cough, laxity of the pelvic floor, MS…..
Pelvic floor therapy has been used successfully for decades. Probably the most famous doctor of all who introduced Kegel Training was Dr Arnold Kegel. This is a set of exercises which engage the core muscles of the pelvic floor allowing the woman better control, not only for incontinence, but control during sexual intercourse and the ability to control passing wind.
There have been many products designed to help with kegels (pelvic floor exercises). Please remember that the pelvic floor muscles are a group of muscles which can be overworked, torn and damaged just like any other muscle in the body. The problem is that because you can’t see this group of muscles women tend to overwork them.
Make sure you find the right product to actual suit your specific condition (which is why as a medical company/manufacturer of Incostress and the Kegel8 Day toner we always recommend you discuss any exercises and symptoms with your doctor or physiotherapist first).
The pelvic floor does not mean No Pain No Gain! In fact it is the opposite. If you have pain in the pelvic floor region please get to a doctor sooner rather than later.
Discuss the use of Incostress with your doctor. IncoStress is a class IIa medical device (class 2 in Canada ) which has undergone rigorous trails and scrutiny from several sceptics. Incostress has proven time and time again to be an instant solution for women with stress incontinence as it supports the bladder neck and urethra, controlling the leakage of incontinence. Incostress is also an aid to help you identify the pelvic floor muscles for you to gently work out internally.
During the design stage we considered every aspect of the symptoms, conditions it would treat and also the ergonomic shape to offer total comfort to the user. During the clinical trial 30% of women were taken off the waiting list for surgery thanks to using Incostress.
If you have had surgery, Incostress can also be used as a support for the pelvic floor during recovery.
What in the pipeline for C&G Medicare ? We have taken the role to look after APOPS Europe (Association of Pelvic Organ Prolapse Support) a non-profit organisation, run by medical people to help women who have POP (pelvic organ prolapses)
We are designing a major product which is set to help women with pelvic organ prolapse. This project will help by concentrating on the Pelvic Myofascial Trigger points offering solutions for pelvic organ prolapse and incontinence. If you are a women’s health physiotherapists and would like to get involved, we would love to hear from you.
Speak to your physiotherapists or doctor about IncoStress.