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Female Incontinence

Incontinence is the involuntary release of urine at the wrong time or place. Laughing, sneezing, coughing and physical activity are all part of life, but loss of bladder control doesn't have to be.
Some types of incontinence are untreatable with physiotherapy, speak to your doctor about physiotherapy treatments to determine whether it is right for you.



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  How can Physiotherapy help?


Physiotherapy can strengthen weakened pelvic floor muscles that may contribute to incontinence. Most patients see marked improvements in as few as six treatments.

Physiogenics is one of the few clinics offering treatment for female incontinence.

What treatments are available?
How do I know if I suffer from Incontinence?

Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation
Beyond Kegel exercises, the focus is on pelvic floor muscle strengthening and awareness as part of a bladder retraining program aimed at improving bladder control in people who experience Urge and Stress Incontinence.

This treatment is used as an adjunct to pelvic floor exercises for symptoms of Stress and / or Urge Incontinence. It requires the use of electronic equipment to provide the patient with visual feedback about how pelvic floor muscles are working - and improving. Biofeedback is administered by a physiotherapist with special training.

Electrical Stimulation is used in the treatment of both Stress and Urge Incontinence. The stimulation is delivered by a small battery-powered unit which applies an electric current to the muscles around the bladder to encourage better understanding of how to exercise correctly.

Do you leak when you cough, laugh or exercise?

You may have Stress Incontinence.

Do you often have to hurry to the toilet?

You may have Urge Incontinence.

Do you experience a combination of these problems?

You may have Mixed Incontinence.

If you think you may have one or more of the symptoms described above, talk to your doctor about the possible benefits of Physiotherapy to treat and in some cases, even cure, female incontinence. Some types of incontinence are untreatable, however, for the majority of the over one and a half million Canadians who suffer from incontinence there is help available.

Incontinence is nothing to be ashamed of and physiotherapy can help. Physiogenics can create a customized treatment plan for you. Incontinence doesn't have to impact your quality of life.

Bowel incontinence can also be treated and improved with physiotherapy.



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