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Programs & Services


Pelvic Floor Clinic

A multidisciplinary program that offers services for women with pelvic floor issues, including pelvic organ prolapse, incontinence, and bladder dysfunction. The clinic is focused on fitting women with pessaries and teaching them good bowel and bladder health.

Services available include the following:

  • Conservative Management / Behavior Therapy: Following an initial assessment, conservative and behavioral therapies (exercise, diet, activities etc.) are discussed and commitment to behavior modification and lifestyle changes are encouraged
  • Education: New patients are encouraged to view 5 basic modules on pelvic floor issues
    on- line
  • Pessary Fitting: Registered Nurses assess and fit women for vaginal pessaries, devices that assist with prolapse and incontinence issues
  • Medical Intervention: When appropriate medications may be prescribed that reduce symptoms in women
  • Surgical Consult and Intervention: The clinic Gynecologists will (as appropriate) provide surgical interventions for women with prolapse and stress incontinence issues
  • Physiotherapist: The pelvic floor physiotherapist works 3 days a week in the clinic. She teaches a class about bladder health and then sees clients one on one. Her service is offered to those clients who do not have health care coverage or have used all their coverage for physiotherapy. It is not mandatory for clients to attend one of her classes before being assessed for a pessary.

We do not take clients who are looking for a surgical solution to their problem. Their family physician is asked to refer the client to a gynecologist for that concern.

Contact Details

Chinook Regional Hospital

Location Info
Located in the Breast and Cervical Health Program, 2G303
Address
960 19 Street S
Lethbridge, Alberta
T1J 1W5
Telephone
403-388-6324
Fax
403-388-6647
Getting There

Parking map

Hours of Operation
Days of the Week

Monday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Tuesday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Wednesday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Thursday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Friday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Note

Closed 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM for lunch.

Access
Service Providers May Include
doctors, gynecologists, physiotherapists (PTs), registered nurses (RNs)
Eligibility

Women with problems related to leaking urine (incontinence) or pelvic organ prolapse.

Service Access

Healthcare providers should consult the Alberta Referral Directory for service referral information.


Wait Times

An estimated wait time will be provided at the time of appointment booking.

Fees

A $50 one time fee will be charged for a new pessary.

If a patient is unable to pay they can discuss with the clinic coordinator.


Service Languages
Interpreter/Translation services
Also Known As
Other
Pelvic Floor Prolapse, Pelvic Organ Prolapse, Pessary, Stress Incontinence, Urge Incontinence