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Bladder and Bowel Problems

16 Nov Bladder and Bowel Problems

Bladder and bowel problems are common issues, with women at higher risk because of pregnancy, childbirth and menopause. Certain exercises or movement can also make things worse. 

Take a look at the questions below to identify if you may benefit from a review by a Women’s Health Physiotherapist, and a programme to help you look after your pelvic floor.

  • Are you currently pregnant or recently had a baby?
  • Are you pre-menopausal or going through the menopause?
  • Have you ever had gynaecological surgery?
  • Are you a runner, trampolinist or gymnast?
  • Do you suffer from constipation?
  • Do you have a chronic cough or sneeze?
  • Do you lift heavy weights?


Do You:

  • Accidentally leak urine during exercise, playing sport, laughing, sneezing or coughing?
  • Hurry to get to the toilet or not make it in time?
  • Find it difficult to empty your bladder or bowel?
  • Have a prolapse (e.g have a heaviness, dragging feeling, as if something is bulging out of your vagina)?
  • Experience pelvic pain?


If you’ve answered ‘YES’ to any of these, it’s important to visit a Women’s Health Physiotherapist, as many of these issues can be treated.

At Halo, you will receive a thorough, holistic assessment to identify the causes, and we’ll propose a plan of treatment to suit and support you.

To find out more, please call Halo on 01926 257 255 and ask for a Women’s Health Physiotherapy appointment.

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