Women's Health

 
 
 

Urinary Incontinence

 
The purpose of treatment is to reverse this clinical situation by identifying the cause of the problem and treating it using a variety of specific techniques.
The treatments are performed in a private and relaxed environment, using Manual Therapy, Electrotherapy with probe and / or surface electrodes and Biofeedback

According to data from 2008 (study of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Porto) based on the definition proposed by the International Continence Society in Continental Portugal, the prevalence of urinary incontinence was 21.4% in women and 7.6% in men.

The highest prevalence of urinary incontinence in each sex was observed in women aged 60 to 79 years (26.0%) and in men over 79 (21.6%);

The prevalence of urinary incontinence diagnosed by a physician was 4.9%, 6.1% in women and 3% in men;

Therefore, there is a great difference between the prevalence of self-declared urinary incontinence and the existence of a medical diagnosis of this condition (15% in women and 5% in men), highlighting the need for educating the population and alerting professionals to this pathology.

Urinary Incontinence can occur at any age but it is most likely to occur in pregnancy, postpartum, and with advancing age. It has a great impact on sexual, social and psychological terms. It is associated with a dysfunction of the pelvic floor muscles (perineum).

Through Physiotherapy it is possible to create a perineal rehabilitation program that will contribute to improve the quality of life and the reeducation of the frequency of urinary losses, in women with mild to moderate urinary incontinence.

For a better result of this specific work on the pelvic floor musculature, we associate techniques of manual therapy, hypopressive techniques and Pilates.
 
incontinência urinária
 
 

Hypopressive Abdominal Gymnastic

 
Technique that involves the abdominal and pelvic region with the objective of reducing the intra-abdominal pressure and strengthening the internal muscles of the abdomen, strengthening the perineum and reducing the compression of the intervertebral discs in the lumbar region. The benefits of HAG are:

  • Improves posture and decreases back pain;
  • Strengthens and tones the abdominal wall;
  • Prevents and treats urinary incontinence;
  • Prevents and improves visceral ptosis (organ descent);
  • Stimulates the peristaltic movements of the intestine facilitating intestinal function;
  • Improves sexual activity by toning the pelvic floor, increasing circulation and sensitivity to touch in the perineum.
 
ginástica abdominal hipopressiva
 

Pre and Postpartum

 
During pregnancy various phenomena contribute to pelvic floor dysfunction and complaints of urine leakage often arise. Learn how to keep this muscle in good shape, which will also facilitate labor and delivery.

After the birth of the baby (at 6 to 8 weeks), the woman benefits from an evaluation by a specialized Physiotherapist to start pelvic rehabilitation, with attention to existing scars, muscle weakness and complaints of localized pain that may affect her future sex life.

Pilates is also used as a resource for preparation for childbirth and as postpartum recovery.
 
pré e pós parto