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28 March, 2012

sue croft physiotherapist blog

Today I saw two patients who have sort of encapsulated everything I wanted to get across when I wrote this blog on Change back in January. I have changed the first patient’s name for the obvious reasons. The second lady has consented to using her real name.

The first lady, Nancy, had a serious urethral sphincter injury from childbirth, actually pushing out the balloon holding the catheter in situ during labour. She loved her running and has been devastated that this very serious injury is causing her significant leakage with just simple walking,let alone with the high impact of running. She has an important job and the leakage issues have been very stressful for her. I have encouraged her over the last couple of months to think about a different form of exercise such as cycling, which will be kinder to her bladder and pelvic floor but still be capable…

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