Janet’s Story of Overcoming an Overactive Bladder
Many women experience changes in the way their bodies hold and void urine after pregnancy and childbirth. Frequent and intense urges to pee that they did not experience before childbirth are common. So common that we have developed the view that urge incontinence and overactive bladder are a fact of life. Women who experience it but don’t know they can solve it tend to think they just need to live with it – and they do. However, the frequent urges to pee, waking up multiple times per night and being on the lookout for restrooms wherever you go can wear you down. Sleep disruption and declining confidence can lead to depression and anxiety. In general, some women feel less and less confident about leaving the house. Subsequent pregnancies and other factors, including physiological changes due to menopause, can exacerbate the issue.
Recently, one of our favourite clients, Janet, shared her experience of an overactive bladder with us in the short video below. Janet discovered us through our Instagram posts, and after taking some time to watch and learn what we’re all about, she took the plunge and came in for a consult.
“I would recommend it to anyone. It will change your life for the better.”
After an initial assessment, Janet began a series of Libby treatments. After two sessions, she noticed a marked difference that her urges to void were less intense. Like many of our clients, the improvement continued over time, even after the treatments were complete. The additional education and lifestyle support included in the Libby treatment will ensure that Janet stays symptom-free for a long time.
“I feel like I have my life back, and I’m truly grateful.”
Bladder leaks and urgency are not foregone conclusions after childbirth, nor are they just signs of aging. Our goal is to reach and educate as many people as possible and tell them what’s really going on with their pelvic health. We want people to know that help is available and make it easier to overcome any shyness they may feel in seeking help.
“I liked that it is non-invasive. You can wear your regular clothes, and you actually just sit in a chair.”
Our Libby Chair Pelvic Therapy uses Emsella technology to deliver focused electromagnetic stimulation to pelvic floor muscles. The result is improved pelvic floor fitness, increased strength, and greater elasticity eliminating problems like bladder leaks and pelvic pain. Libby is for men and women suffering from pelvic floor weakness, hypertonic pelvis, and other pelvic floor dysfunction. Call us for a consultation and an assessment by a pelvic floor physiotherapist so we can make the right recommendation for your treatment.
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