Pelvic floor issues are common amongst women, 1 in 4 women suffers from urinary incontinence aka leaking. Having a strong pelvic floor isn’t always the solution.

Can women with strong pelvic floor still suffer from leaking?

There can be different reasons why leaking happens, our women’s health physiotherapist will explain reasons why and how physiotherapy can help

Let’s look at some of the reasons:

Poor Connection

The pelvic floor is not able to switch on when you cough,laugh or sneeze. Although the pelvic floor is strong it needs to be functional


This could be a result of hypermobility of the neck of the bladder or post child birth. It can cause you to have some dribbling after you finish on the toilet, or experience stress incontinence.

Overactive Bladder

Your bladder could be sending you unnecessary signals throughout the day. Irritants such as chilli, coffee, tea and wine can cause this to be worse.

Low Oestrogen

This is common in breastfeeding and menopausal women. Low oestrogen results in the walls of the bladder being thinner and the urethra becomes more patent.

How can physiotherapy help?

Yes! At Bode Clinic we have a fantastic women’s health physiotherapist who specialise in all aspects around the pelvic floor. We are aware of the long waiting lists in the NHS and therefore offer a chance to see a womens health specialist privately without any need for referral or time at the GP office.

We address concerns such as:

·      Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI): Occasional leaks during activities like coughing, laughing, sneezing, or exercise.

·      Urgency

·      Bladder Weakness

·      Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

·      Overactive Bladder (OAB)

·      Frequent Urination

·      Prolapse

·      Vaginal Discomfort

·      Bowel Control Challenges

·      Pessary Services for Prolapse Management

Our assessment will include in depth checks and tests to ensure we address all your concerns and complete a diagnosis and treatment plan that you are happy with. Our warm and welcoming clinic will make you feel relaxed and at ease, and if you have any concerns regarding assessments don’t worry – we will run through options and only go ahead when you are feeling ready and confident.

Free consultation

If you are unsure if you need to see a womens health physio, why not book in for a 15min free consultation where you can have a chat 1:1 without any obligations to book for assessments or treatment.



Useful links to learn more:

Urinary incontinence