URINARY URGENCY (not being able to 'hold on')


Do you find yourself running to the toilet when you get the urge and maybe not being able to hold on? Do you put your hands in water or the key in the door and the only thing you can think about is going to the toilet? You may also notice that tapping your toes or holding your perineum help to delay the urge.

This is called Urge Urinary Incontinence (when you don't make it to the toilet) or Urinary Urgency (when you do make it, but you really need to rush).

The main cause of this is an overwhelming sensation within the bladder to contract. This condition also affects children, women and men. There are a variety of causes and you should discuss these with our Continence and Women's Health Physiotherapist, as well your GP.

The good news is there are treatments for this problem and we can tailor a plan to suit you.