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Continence

incontinence treatment at cosmetech

Our continence teams provide support and management to men and woman with bladder and/or bowel dysfunction and who live in Northern Ireland and London.

Our continence specialist nurses and physiotherapists offer care, advice and treatment to patients, for a range of conditions including:

  • Stress urinary incontinence
  • Overactive bladder syndrome
  • Voiding dysfunction
  • Constipation
  • Fecal symptoms
  • Prolapses
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Painful intercourse
  • Catheterisation

Our recommended treatments include:

  • Pelvic floor muscle exercises
  • Bladder and bowel retraining with Biofeedback Bike
  • PelviPower Chair – electrical stimulation
  • Viveve – radio frequency treatments

Some of these continence treatments are not currently available within the NHS and are only available privately.

 

Who is this service available to?
Our continence teams provide continence assessment, treatment and management for patients over the age of 18 with bladder and/or bowel dysfunction.

 

How do you access this service?
Patients can be referred by their GP, district nurse, health visitor, social services and other healthcare professional. Patients can also self-refer to our continence service.

 

PelviPower Training Chair
A new non-invasive training method for your pelvic floor is the Pelvipower training chair that treats you with electromagnetic field therapy to strengthen the musculature. You sit on the chair in your normal clothing, for 15 minutes per session (a minimum of 4-8 sessions are recommended, depending on the programme) with a specialist nurse, physiotherapist or therapist. It is an effective treatment and is confirmed by scientific studies to improve symptoms of stress incontinence.

You will notice improvement in your muscles from the first session.

 

Biofeedback Chair
Retraining known as Biofeedback is used to improve bowel and bladder habits. This non-invasive treatment involves retraining muscles to relax, or the strength­ening of muscle tone in the back passage and pelvic floor, depending on the patients’ symptoms.

 

Viveve & Thermiva
Non-surgical vaginal rejuvenation treatments (Viveve and ThermiVa) deliver radio-frequency energy to the vaginal tissues to stimulate production of natural collagen and elastin. Clinical studies have shown these treatments can significantly improve vaginal laxity, sexual function and stress incontinence.

 

Treatment available at:
Maypole Clinic