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I want to address a common question that we receive, which is “Why not see a pelvic floor physiotherapist?”.
We want to make it clear that we are big fans of pelvic floor physiotherapy and we do not believe it’s a decision between one over the other. We also want to make sure women realize that a bladder support such as Uresta will not weaken your pelvic floor muscles or worsen your symptoms over time. Uresta isn’t the “easy way out”, its simply an option that women have to improve their quality of life.
We believe that Uresta is a great complement to pelvic floor physiotherapy and we work with many pelvic floor physios across North America (many of which who use Uresta themselves!). We are huge advocates of learning what is going on in your body and how you can improve your incontinence symptoms or prevent them from getting worse. If there is one thing that I’ve learned at Uresta is that women do not know enough about their pelvic health and daily habits that could be negatively contributing to their overall pelvic health.
Uresta can be a temporary solution that you use to stop leaks while you work on your pelvic floor to improve your symptoms. For some women, they can get to a place where their leaks are fully eliminated with pelvic floor strengthening – if that is the case, that is fantastic! For other women however, they may find that their symptoms have improved but that they still need a little extra support from time to time (especially with exercising). And for some women it is not always a muscle related issue but could be damage to connective tissues that cannot be fixed with physiotherapy.
It is also important to highlight that with pelvic floor physio it takes time, effort and consistency to improve your leaks. We also know you’re busy and you may not have the time to see a pelvic floor physiotherapist and do your exercises. We also know that stress urinary incontinence is a huge quality of life issue for women that can be holding you back at work, socially, or from being physically active.
Uresta can provide immediate relief from leaks and improve your quality of life instantly. While at the same time Uresta does not make your muscles weaker or your incontinence any worse. Our wish at Uresta is that we can empower you to crush any activity you want with confidence and without the worry of leaks.
And let’s be honest some of those kegel exercises and can be a bit mundane. I’ve had women say that using Uresta motivated them to work on their pelvic floor and do all the mundane exercises her physio gave her because Uresta gave her a taste of what life was leak-free – and she loved it!
The reality is, is that there are many solutions from just straight up peeing your pants, to pads, to physio, to Uresta, to expensive electromagnetic treatments that can help address stress incontinence. At Uresta, we want you to be informed of all the available solutions and the pros and cons of each.
The right decision in our minds is that one that works best for you and improves your quality of life. And I certainly would never want any woman to feel that they are taking the easy way out by using Uresta. Life is hard enough – we don’t need to put more pressure on ourselves.