"Visiting the continence advisory service"
About: Locala Community Partnerships CIC / Continence advisory service Locala Community Partnerships CIC Continence advisory service Batley WF17 5PW
Posted by JWE (as ),
I was concerned that after having had two babies within the space of two years and returning to an exercise regime, I was experience mild urinal leakage. Although the leakage was minimal it was causing me some distress and lack of self confidence and apart from anything else making me feel old!
I was referred to the continence advisory service although the idea of attending a continence centre filled me with horror (the idea of being categorised with people who were much older than me and experiencing severe incontinence). There is such a stigma and lack of understanding about the causes of and variation in incontinence.
During my first visit I was assessed and given a programme of exercises by an extremely supportive practitioner and physiotherapist who took into account all my feelings.
I have since been to the centre twice and been reassessed and given progressive exercises to practice. Since then I have been practising the pelvic floor exercises religiously and have seen a massive improvement in things.
I can't recommend the service enough to anyone especially those younger women who feel that the service isn't relevant to them.