What is Urinary Incontinence?

Urinary incontinence is a common condition that affects people of all ages and can have a significant impact on Calgary patients. It is the involuntary leakage of urine that can be caused by a variety of factors such as pregnancy, childbirth, menopause, and certain medical conditions.

Fortunately, there are a variety of treatment and management options available for those suffering from urinary incontinence, some of which don’t require medication or surgery. Book a consult at our Calgary Pelvic Floor Clinic to discuss the best treatment for you.

Types of Urinary Incontinence

There are four major types of urinary incontinence:

  • Urge incontinence: essentially an overactive bladder.
  • Stress incontinence: poor functioning bladder, often of the urethral sphincter muscle or the urethra, make it difficult to hold in urine.
  • Overflow Incontinence: a fixable issue where your bladder does not completely empty when urinating, leading to issues with sudden leakage.
  • Mixed Incontinence: not unusual, mixed incontinence is the correct term for when a person is dealing with one or more of the issues listed above.

Solutions for Urinary Incontinence

Lifestyle Changes

Simple changes to your daily routine in Calgary – such as maintaining a healthy weight or reducing your intake of caffeine and alcohol – can help improve bladder control. Being overweight or obese can put additional pressure on the bladder and pelvic floor muscles, leading to incontinence. Our physiotherapists and kinesiologists possess specialized education in exercise and pelvic floor health. Our expert team can empower you with a personalized exercise and lifestyle plan for optimal success.

Pelvic Floor Physiotherapy

Physical therapy can be a crucial component of treatment. Pelvic floor physiotherapy is a specialized form of physical therapy that focuses on the muscles, ligaments, and connective tissue that support the pelvic organs. These muscles can become weakened or damaged due to pregnancy, childbirth, surgery, or other factors, leading to incontinence, pelvic pain and prolapse. Divergent’s physiotherapists are highly trained in pelvic floor rehabilitation and use a combination of exercises, manual therapy, and biofeedback to help strengthen and improve the function of the pelvic floor muscles.

Non-invasive Treatments

EMSELLA is an innovative treatment for urinary incontinence. This cutting-edge technology uses high-frequency electromagnetic energy to stimulate the pelvic floor muscles, resulting in increased muscle tone and improved bladder control. The treatment is non-surgical, pain-free and requires no downtime, making it a convenient option for those who want to improve their urinary incontinence without the risks and recovery time associated with surgery. EMSELLA is performed fully clothed in the comfort of our Pelvic Floor Clinic. A typical treatment lasts just 30 minutes and many patients experience significant improvement after just one session!

The Divergent Advantage in Calgary

Divergent Health features the multi-disciplinary expertise of physiotherapists, kinesiologists and medical doctors in one location. Our Pelvic Floor Clinic is equipped with advanced Health Canada and FDA-cleared technology and our clinicians use the latest evidence-based techniques to help our patients achieve optimal results.

Our team of experts work collaboratively to provide a comprehensive and personalized treatment plan so you can regain your quality of life and improve your overall well-being. With the right treatment, you can regain control and improve your quality of life. Contact our Calgary Clinic today.  Call 587-325-0253.