The Continence Clinic
Our confidential service offers assistance to people who have problems with incontinence.
Riverview's Continence Rehabilitation Program helps you to gain control of your incontinence by offering:
- A detailed assessment of your problem
- Education on bladder or bowel control problems
- Conservative methods of treatment
Incontinence means that you have accidents during which you lose control of your bladder or bowels. Some people have problems with both bladder and bowels.
For more information on this program, contact the Patient Care Manager at:
Continence Clinic at
The Program is run by a nurse continence advisor who has over fifteen years of experience helping people who have bladder or bowel control problems. She will keep your doctor informed about your plan and progress.
What to Expect from the Program
Your first appointment is about one hour long. You are welcome to bring a family member or friend with you. The nurse continence advisor will ask you questions about your problem. She will also do a physical examination, which may include a manual vaginal and/or rectal exam. You will be asked for a urine specimen while at the clinic.
During the first meeting, you will have time to talk about your concerns and ask any questions. Education is an important part of the Program. The nurse continence advisor will give you some reading materials and may ask you to watch a video.
A Plan to Control Incontinence
You and the nurse together will devise a plan to control your incontinence. This plan may include dietary changes, fluid modification and exercise therapy. Further information on the therapy will be given to you at the time of your first visit.
Hours of Operation
The nurse continence advisor is available on designated days and times.
The Continence Rehabilitation Program Location
The Continence Rehabilitation Program is in Robert Steen Day Hospital on the first floor. Upon arrival at Riverview Health Centre, stop at the information desk and ask for directions.