Susan Elms P.T., M.C.P.A.
Pelvic Health Physiotherapist

Focusing on Incontinence & Pelvic Pain

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Urinary or Faecal Incontinence

Lose urine when you cough, sneeze, or exercise?  Know where every bathroom is at your local mall?  Lose urine when trying to unlock the door?  
Have to rush to the bathroom more than 8 times a day?  Lose urine when you lift groceries or other heavy objects?
Lose urine when you hear water running?  Cope with wet clothing or wet bedding?
Have trouble controlling your bowel movements?  Experience pain with bowel movements?  Have constipation?

If your answer is YES to any of these questions...you are not alone!! One in four women and one in nine men experience these symptoms sometime in their lifetime!!

85% OF PEOPLE WITH INCONTINENCE GET BETTER WITH PHYSIOTHERAPY ONLY!!

Stress Incontinence     
This is an involuntary loss of urine secondary to increases in intra-abdominal pressure (e.g. coughing, sneezing, exercise).

Characteristics:

  • usually small volume urine loss in association with increased intra-abdominal pressure
  • urethral hypermobility
  • often caused by a weak pelvic floor

Urge Incontinence or Overactive Bladder (OAB)
This is urine loss associated with a strong, sudden urge to void (urinate) that cannot be controlled.
 
Characteristics:

  • inability to delay voiding
  • sudden loss of either a small amount or more usually a large amount of urine

Mixed Incontinence:
This is a combination of both Stress and Urge incontinence.

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