How do I manage Stress Urinary Incontinence

May 14, 2018

By Sonam Jethwa – Physiotherapist with a Special Interest in Women’s Health.


In this post Colac Physiotherapist Sonam Jethwa will inform you about how physiotherapy and exercise can help people manage Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI).

Watch the you tube video below to start your journey towards UNDERSTANDING and a SOLUTION! 

 How to Manage Stress Urinary Incontinence

Some FACTS to start with:

  • 16-20% of Australian Women are affected by Stress Urinary Incontinence
  • Most are Middle Aged – 35-44 years old

CAUSES of Stress Urinary Incontinence

  •  Pregnancy
  • Child Birth 
  • Menopaues
  • In Men – Prostate Surgery

SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS of Stress Urinary Incontinence

  •  Urinary Leakage Caused by
  • Sneezing
  • Coughing
  • Laughing
  • Heavy Lifting
  • Exercise – especially Higher Impact
  • Sport

Most people only have a small amount of leakage but this can be larger if the bladder is full

Where to seek HELP?

  • Physiotherapist
  • GP
  • Continence Nurse

What will the Treatment for Incontinence from Sonam Involve?

Physiotherapy management will involve:

  1. An extensive assessment with lots of questions to determine your history and signs and symptoms
  2. A respectful physical examination
  3. Use of our diagnostic ultrasound machine to determine how well your pelvic floor is functioning.
  4. Strategies to strengthen and retrain function for the pelvic floor muscles that assist in bladder control.

Our Diagnostic Ultrasound Technology

What are the Benefits?


ENJOY a good Laugh!

Sneeze or Cough without fear!

Regain your Fitness by being able to Gradually return to Exercise and Sport!

To Learn More About Sonam click on the Link Below

Sonam Jethwa Profile

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