Incontinence is the involuntary loss of urine or stool. Urinary incontinence is more common than fecal. It can affect both men and women but is much more common in women. It is a common and distressing problem that can greatly affect a person's quality of life and participation in sport/recreational activities. Four types of urinary incontinence are recognized:
o Urge - overactive bladder;
o Stress - poor closure control;
o Overflow - poor bladder contraction; and
o Functional - medical health problem.
Bowel and bladder control involves coordinated activity between the bladder, bowel and the pelvic floor. Lifestyle habits and pelvic floor muscle strength are targets for rehabilitation.
Regaining control of your bathroom routine takes more than just Kegel exercise, and not all Kegels are created equally. At Adventure Physiotherapy, we have specialized therapists who are trained to assess lifestyle habits and pelvic floor health to help develop treatment strategies. Research-supported strategies include: pelvic floor muscle training, education, lifestyle education, and motor control training.