Very timely article for World Continence Week (15th – 22nd June) with The May – June edition of Nursing in General Practise on ‘Measures for Female Urinary Incontinence’ written by consultant Obs/Gynae Dr M Milner and Miriam Gamble physiotherapist in Women’s Health. The article sets out the prevalence of the problem, some of the causes and what treatment options are available. Miriam writes about the holistic approach to pelvic health physio. There is so much more to physio that learning how to do your kegel exercises correctly.
A physiotherapist will look at the spine, hips, feet, diaphragm, ribcage, breathing pattern, scar tissue on the abdomen or perineum, bowel habit, muscle function of abdominals, gluteals, adductors. A vaginal assessment will determine pelvic floor function. A large percentage of women have an overactive pelvic floor, one that doesn’t relax properly, which needs to “downtrain” before work on strengthening/ improving function can begin. But SUI is not usually a brute-force issue. Specificity, co-ordination and timing all need to be addressed. 25% of women will do a Valsalva manoeuvre when asked to turn their pelvic floor on. And only half of women will do PFEs correctly based on verbal instruction: the best technique is to ask her to pretend to hold in flatulence.
EVB Significant benefit derived by 50% of women
We were delighted to see our research being mentioned in the article and EVB engineered clothing recognised as a valid tool in the kit bag for non invasive solution.
Dr M Milner states that in
2013 EVB garment was custom designed by an Irish engineer for female runners with urinary leakage. Its varying elasticity provides compression to gluteal muscles and thighs and results in uplift to pelvic floor muscles. The central section is suspended from a high waistband, resulting in a hammock or sling effect. The mix, panelling and layering of the fabrics act together to encourage the pelvis into a neutral, aligned position and this improves posture: this was confirmed in work last year in UCD Department of Bioengineering. EVB garment is in wide usage now by urogynaecologists, physiotherapists, and urologists, and the experience is that significant benefit is derived by at least 50% of women.
A copy of the full article can be accessed here
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