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Urinary Incontinence: Diagnostic Strategies and Conservative Management with Dr. Scott Farrell

Urinary Incontinence: Diagnostic Strategies and Conservative Management with Dr. Scott Farrell

Urinary Incontinence: Diagnostic Strategies and Conservative Management with Dr. Scott Farrell

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a. Background

Stress urinary incontinence: the range and importance of conservative management

•Incontinence is a condition resulting in the involuntary release of urine and affects more than 3.3million Canadians (nearly 10% of the population), including both men and women

•It is not a disease; it is a symptom of a physiological change in the body and should be discussed with a healthcare practitioner

•The number of people experiencing incontinence will rise dramatically over the coming years due to the aging "boomer" population.

•Physiotherapists are uniquely positioned within the healthcare continuum of care to help identify, manage and support patients with conservative management approaches related to incontinence.

b. Relevance to Physiotherapy Practice

Clinical studies demonstrate that patients who identify as having urinary incontinence report significant need to modify day-to-day activities because of urine leakage. Additionally, people suffering with incontinence experience a range of emotions – embarrassment, discouraged, frustration.

This online physiotherapy association will help physiotherapists not only identify urinary incontinence but provide them with valuable education and resources to help develop a conservative treatment plan including pelvic physiotherapy, exercise, candidates for pessaries and surgical intervention.


Upon completion of this workshop participants will be able to:

1. Understand the normal bladder continence mechanism

2. Understand the pathophysiology of stress incontinence

3. Be able to identify patients who can benefit from conservative treatment

4. Be able to counsel patients on the relative efficacy of treatment options with particular emphasis on conservative management

5. Be able to Counsel patients on the use of pessaries for SUI.


Dr. Scott Farrell,  BA BEd MD FRCSC  

Dr. Farrell has played a leading role in the care of women with incontinence in Canada and internationally, publishing over fifty peer-reviewed journal articles. He served as chair of the Urogyneacology Committee of the Society of Obstetrics and Gynaecology (SOGC) that published a number of medical practice guidelines. His relationship with the SOGC culminated with service as its President in 2009.

Dr. Farrell has had a career-long interest in conservative, non-surgical treatment of urinary incontinence. This interest prompted the design of the Uresta continence device and the conduct of clinical trials to confirm its efficacy.

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Canadian Physiotherapy Association

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Course Material included in this course
  • Stress Urinary Incontinence Dr Scott Farrell
  • Welcome and Handout Resources
  • Stress Urinary Incontinence - Dr Scott Farrell
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