What is good bladder function?
A healthy bladder will hold 300-400mL per day, pass urine 4-7 times per day, and at maximum once per night (this may increase with age).
What are the signs and symptoms of poor bladder function?
- Frequent need to urinate
- A sensation of incomplete emptying or need to re-void
- A rushing, urgent desire to void
- Involuntary loss of urine
- A change in urine flow
- Pain with urination
- Walking with an urge to urinate
What are some contributing factors associated with poor bladder function?
- Pelvic floor muscle dysfunction
- Chronic constipation
- Poor fluid intake
- Poor bladder habits
- Inappropriate exercise
- Ageing and menopause
- Neurological conditions
How can Sydney Women’s Physiotherapy help?
Physiotherapy is a first-line treatment for the management of bladder health concerns. Our physiotherapists will take a detailed history and objective assessment to determine the cause of your concerns. They will provide you with education regarding your concerns, advice regarding appropriate fluid intake, bladder retraining, management of any bowel-related concerns if applicable, pelvic floor muscle training and strengthening any weaknesses present in the body.