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Continence Clinic

We offer treatment for women who are experiencing difficulties with bladder or bowel control.
About our Service
We offer treatment for women who live in B.C. and are experiencing difficulties with bladder or bowel control. Our team is staffed by physiotherapists with expertise in treating problems related to the pelvic floor.

  • We provide treatment in a supportive setting, create an environment that is respectful of the sensitive nature of incontinence.
  • We work collaboratively with clients and their other health care providers.
  • We provide ongoing education opportunities for both public and health care professionals about incontinence.
We provide assistance to:

  • Women in B.C. who have any issues with bladder or bowel control, constipation, pelvic organ prolapse, or any pelvic floor dysfunction. 
  • Health care professionals, such as physicians, nurses, midwives, physiotherapists, or occupational therapists.  

Who Can Use Our Services

Our services are available to women living in B.C.  

Referrals & Appointments
Making an Appointment
You do NOT need a doctor's referral (self-referral and doctor referral accepted). 

To book an appointment please call: (604) 875-3137.
Clinic hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday and Tuesday.

Please bring your B.C. Care Card or your BC Services Card to your appointment.  

Fee
There is no client fee for treatment.

Important:  No Show Policy
Incontinence is a common health problem in women and affects women's quality of life.  We have a long wait list of women who are keen to resolve this problem.  This is why we ask that you attend your scheduled appointments.  This way more women are able to receive treatment and achieve the best results possible.
If you must cancel/reschedule, please contact the booking clerk at least 3 business days prior to your appointment.

If you do not show up to your appointment and do not call to cancel/reschedule on two occasions, we will not be able to continue to see you at our centre.

This policy applies to all appointments at BC Women's. Attendance at all appointments is important in helping us to assist you.

Prior to your First Visit

Prior to your first visit, we will send you a questionnaire and a bladder diary for you to complete before you come to see us.  We ask you to have a urinalysis and a pelvic exam as well.  Please ensure you have fully completed the bladder diary.

What to Expect on Your First Visit

At your first visit, we will review the questionnaire and get a detailed history of your problem and conduct a physical assessment of your pelvic floor muscles and, if applicable, pelvic organ prolapse. 

Together we will develop a treatment plan that will include education, bladder/bowel re-education and training, and pelvic floor muscle re-education.  This first visit lasts approximately 1.5 hours.

Follow-Up Visits

Follow-up visits will include a review of your treatment plan, a reassessment of the pelvic floor muscles, bladder/bowel re-education and training, and home exercise program.  Biofeedback and possible electrical muscle simulation may be offered.   

Follow-up visits will take about 30 minutes each. Most women need about eight visits.

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