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Pelvic Floor Physio for Clients With Incontinence

Take Control of Incontinence Through Impactful Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy in Toronto

Incontinence can have a substantial impact on your everyday life. Not only is it frustrating and uncomfortable, but it can also result in social anxiety and low confidence, negatively affecting your general well-being.


Fortunately, practical treatments like pelvic floor physiotherapy mean that things don’t have to be this way for clients suffering from incontinence. Our talented therapists at Get Right Physio can help you get your life back on track with muscle-strengthening exercises and lifestyle changes.


Take the leap towards a healthier and happier life by arranging a consultation session with one of our physiotherapists to curb your incontinence symptoms.

What Is Incontinence?

Incontinence is a condition in which the body has a partial or complete lack of control over urination and defecation. This condition varies significantly between clients, as people can experience different types of incontinence, which manifest in a multitude of symptoms. Below are some of the most common forms of incontinence.


  • Stress urinary incontinence: Extra pressure on your bladder when coughing, laughing or sneezing causes the urethra to open.
  • Urge urinary incontinence: Overcontraction of the bladder’s detrusor muscles can create an urgent need to urinate.
  • Overflow urinary incontinence: An obstruction prevents your bladder from emptying fully.
  • Urge bowel incontinence: A sudden and uncontrollable urge to defecate due to a temporary or long-term condition.
  • Passive bowel incontinence: Involuntary leakage resulting from weak muscles or nerve damage.

How Can Pelvic Floor Physio Help Treat Incontinence?

If you’ve been experiencing symptoms of urinary or bowel incontinence, it’s essential you pay a visit to your doctor right away. Your doctor will likely conduct numerous tests to confirm your diagnosis before advising you on the best treatment options available to you, one of them typically being physiotherapy.


For many clients, pelvic floor physiotherapy is among the best ways to combat both urinary and bowel incontinence. Before you begin working on a physiotherapy programme with us, you’ll meet with one of your therapists to discuss and evaluate your symptoms. This may entail physical examinations to check for the strength and tone of pelvic floor muscles and keeping a record of bladder or bowel activity.


When your needs have been established, your therapist will construct a treatment plan to reduce your symptoms. Specific pelvic floor exercises are central to each client’s programme, while additional lifestyle modifications, like eliminating alcohol or caffeine, may also feature.


Pelvic floor physiotherapy focuses on some of the following objectives for clients with incontinence:


  • Improve pelvic floor strength
  • Enhance the coordination of the pelvic floor muscles
  • Identify the cause of urinary or bowel incontinence
  • Increasing control over bladder and bowel function

Benefits of Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy for Clients With Incontinence

Physiotherapy is a highly effective treatment for incontinence and allows clients to mitigate the effects of this condition on their daily lives. Additionally, pelvic floor therapy also brings with it the following benefits:

  • As you progress through your physiotherapy programme, your pelvic floor muscles will gradually become more robust, helping you to gain greater control over your bowel and bladder movements. 
  • Many clients feel uneasy about social outings due to incontinence. When you begin to manage your bladder and bowel, you’ll enjoy increased confidence and self-esteem, making social situations much less anxiety-inducing.
  • Physiotherapy will also equip you with easy-to-implement lifestyle changes that can help you continue to reduce the impact of incontinence on your life. These simple adjustments include dietary changes, maintaining a healthy weight, and staying sufficiently hydrated.

Frequently Asked Questions

Each pelvic floor physiotherapy session will look a little different as you work your way through your individualized treatment programme, and your plan may even be continually adjusted if necessary.


Most sessions will centre around specific exercises that will help to improve the strength, endurance, and coordination of the pelvic floor. The following are examples of exercises that you may work on during some of your appointments:


  • Kegel exercises
  • Squats
  • Glute bridges
  • Bird dogs

Everyone’s physiotherapy journey looks a little different, but many clients begin to notice improvements from pelvic floor therapy after around 4-6 weeks. Within a few months, you’ll likely find you’ve made steady gains in your ability to control your bladder or bowel movements.


The type, severity, and cause of incontinence you’re suffering from will determine how quickly you’ll start to see results.

Pelvic floor physiotherapy alone can yield successful outcomes for some clients, while others will benefit from additional treatments to complement physical therapy. 


Several medications can assist in developing bladder or bowel control and help ease symptoms, as can electrical stimulation and specialized medical devices. If numerous other treatments have been exhausted, surgery may be considered.

Some clients will need to continue to work on pelvic floor exercises throughout their lives to manage their incontinence, while others may not. Whether you’ll have to make these exercises a part of your routine moving forward will depend on several factors. Some of these include:


  • The cause of your incontinence
  • How severe it is
  • Underlying health conditions
  • Hormonal changes
  • Lifestyle (diet, weight, smoking)

Learn to Manage Your Incontinence Through Physiotherapy With Get Right Physio

As discomforting and distressing as incontinence can be, pelvic floor physiotherapy can provide you with a new lease of life as it helps to regain control over your bladder or bowel function. 


With our expert therapists supporting you throughout your treatment in your house or condo and continuously reassessing your needs and progress, you’ll learn exercises and techniques you can take with you and build into your daily routine. 


Get to work on combatting incontinence today by securing a session with one of Get Right Physio’s professionally trained therapists.

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