The Pelvic Floor Project

46. Bladder leaks with cough, sneeze or physical activity with Adrienne Sim

April 25, 2022 Season 1 Episode 46
The Pelvic Floor Project
46. Bladder leaks with cough, sneeze or physical activity with Adrienne Sim
Show Notes

In this episode, I sit down with fellow pelvic health physiotherapist, Adrienne Sim to discuss: 

  • What is stress incontinence and why does it happen
  • Common beliefs and myths surrounding stress incontinence
  • Some ways that women are currently managing stress incontinence
  • What the evidence based guidelines suggest for management 
  • The strong evidence to support pelvic health physiotherapy 
  • What you can expect when you see a pelvic health physiotherapist
  • Options when physiotherapy isn’t enough 

Adrienne Sim is a Physiotherapist, practicing pelvic health in Langley, BC as a member of Full Circle Physiotherapy – A Pelvic Health Collective. Adrienne trained in Perth Australia, obtaining a Master of Physiotherapy in 2010 and went on to complete a Post Graduate Certificate in Clinical Physiotherapy - Continence and Women's Health at Curtin University in 2014. She treats all areas of pelvic health with the integration of a biopsychosocial approach and is committed to empowering people with informed choice and helping to keep people moving and participating in life in meaningful ways.
Adrienne is a lifelong learner and is enthusiastic about educating and presenting on various topics in her field to the community, her peers and other healthcare professionals. She is actively working to improve pelvic health awareness through various national committees and research initiatives.
@adriennesimphysio.   @fullcirclephysiotherapy
@adriennesimphysio.   @fullcirclephysiotherapy
Links mentioned in episode:
ICS guidelines

Dumoulin et al 2018 Cochrane Review: Pelvic floor muscle training vs no treatment, or inactive control treatments, for urinary incontinence in women.

Brooks et al 2021:   A model identifying characteristics predictive of successful pelvic floor muscle training outcomes among women with stress urinary incontinence.

NICE guidelines 2021:  Pelvic floor dysfunction: prevention and non-surgical management

Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care: Treatment Options for Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI)

Falah -Hassani et al 2021: The pathophysiology of stress urinary incontinence: A systematic review and meta-analysis

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