Pelvic floor exercises helping to manage stress incontinence

Stress urinary incontinence is a common problem and can affect anybody. It is particularly common in women after childbirth, following an operation or in later life.

The good news is that doing regular  pelvic floor  exercises can help to prevent or minimise the problem. Media Studio worked with Penny Nixon, Specialist Physiotherapist at CUH,  to make an online video for patients to learn to do pelvic floor exercises (PFE) correctly. We learned that everybody should be doing PFE, but anyone who has stress urinary incontinence can get in touch with their specialist service for an appointment with a specialist physiotherapist.
We are especially grateful to the patients who took the time to be filmed telling us about the benefits and explaining how they manage to fit the exercises into their day.