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Pelvic Rehabilitation Program

(Urinary incontinence training) Do you pee yourself when you laugh, cough, sneeze or run for the bus? You may be experiencing urinary incontinence. One in four women over 35 does. It is not normal and there are solutions.

What is Urinary Incontinence? It means involuntary loss of urine, ranging from a few drops to complete emptying of the bladder. It affects young and old, men and women but is more common in women. One in four women over the age of 35 are affected. One in ten men will suffer from this condition. There are different types of Incontinence.

STRESS INCONTINENCE

This is the most common form. It occurs when you cough, sneeze, stumble, play sports, or during intercourse. Stress incontinence is caused by weakness of the pelvic floor musculature. The muscles may be weakened after delivery, due to obesity, or overpushing during bowel movements. Stress incontinence often gets worse in the peri-menopausal and menopausal years due to hormonal changes.

CAN IT BE TREATED? Yes. After you have seen your doctor for an assessment to rule out any pathology, a Registered Physiotherapist with special training will be able to help you. Physiotherapy can be very effective.

URGE INCONTINENCE

Also known as key in the door syndrome You have to go, but can’t make it to the toilet.

MIXED INCONTINENCE

This is a combination of Stress and Urge Incontinence.

FREQUENCY OF URINATION

This is when you need to go every 15 minutes. Normal frequency should be every 2-3 hours.

Physiotherapy For Bladder Control

On your first visit you will receive a detailed assessment, including an internal examination. This is to evaluate the strength of the pelvic floor muscles.
You will be given a pelvic floor home exercise program. Treatment may involve biofeedback training and possibly electrical muscle stimulation. This program is aimed at all women who want to remain active and independent for the rest of our lives.

How do I Enroll in the Program?

1) See your doctor to rule out any medical problems and ask for a referral to Reinhold Rehabilitation Services.
2) Call Reinhold Rehabilitation Services and ask for an appointment for The Pelvic Rehabilitation Program.

Pelvic Rehabilitation FAQ'S

How many times do I need to come?

It varies with each patient, but 4-12 treatments are usually necessary, depending on the results.

Does it hurt?

No, the treatments are not painful.

How successful is Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation?

Most patients experience a significant improvement in symptoms or become completely continent. Clinical studies report a success rate as high as 80%.