"My experience at Locala clinic with Continence services."
About: Huddersfield Royal Infirmary / Gynaecology Huddersfield Royal Infirmary Gynaecology HD3 3EA Locala Community Partnerships CIC / Continence advisory service Locala Community Partnerships CIC Continence advisory service Batley WF17 5PW
Posted by Jenny18 (as ),
I was referred by consultant to Locala in Huddersfield to be shown how to do pelvic floor exercises following a bladder prolapse. I went along thinking it probably wouldn't make much of a difference and got the impression from the Consultant that it was probably too late to have much impact but worth trying.
However, after seeing Jane Appleyard I felt so reassured and positive in my approach to my exercises. When I returned a few months later she said she could tell a difference and I really felt that the exercises had helped.
When I went back to the Infirmary a different Consultant asked me how the exercises were going and was visibly surprised when I said that I felt they were helping, to which they added 'Oh a lot of people say they don't make much difference'. I thought this attitude was rather negative, given all the reassurance/ positivity /encouragement I'd received at the Continence clinic.
I was surprised at how few exercises I had to do and how it didn't affect my daily routine, it was no bother whatsoever! I no longer attend the clinic and yes I do sometimes forget to do them but it's not the end of the world.
I would advise anyone to try and be positive in this situation and follow advice given regarding the exercises.
Thank you Jane.