Women's Pelvic Health
Overactive Pelvic Floor
November 9, 2021
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Men's Pelvic Health

Bladder urgency is a common symptom of an overactive bladder.  It can be very distressing particularly if leakage occurs on the way to the toilet.  There are some things to try to reduce the risk of leaking.

Firstly, when you get a strong urge, your instinct will always be to rush but this can cause pressure on a bladder that is already squeezing.  So instead of rushing, stop:

  • Curl your toes strongly
  • Sit down if you are standing
  • If you can’t sit down, go up and down on your tiptoes
  • Do some pelvic floor contractions
  • Distract yourself

When the urgency has calmed down, then make your way slowly to the toilet.  If the urge increases on the way, repeat the urge suppression techniques.

Make an appointment to see Mariola or Linda, our women’s health physiotherapists who specialise in physiotherapy for pelvic floor conditions and bladder.