International Continence Society
International Urogynecological Association
Australian Continence Exchange – a professional organization for all types of providers. Many free resources, educational offerings and practice guidelines.
International pelvic pain society
Cochrane Incontinence Review Group – many high level reviews are done by this group on conservative treatment. This web site does link to summary statements and can aid in searching if you already have a Cochrane account.
Patient and professional organizations
The Simon Foundation for Continence – supporting patients and innovation in the treatment of incontinence
National Association for Continence – patient and professional resources
Continence product advisor – independent, research based advice for patients and professional on products related to continence. A collaboration of ICI and ICS
Home Delivery Supply Company – very helpful, in person advice on products. Sometimes sends samples. Delivered in bulk to patients home.
Kimberly-Clark professional support program – free samples and assistance ordering products for patients.
Pelvic Floor Muscle Exercise Audio Files*
Many patients found it helpful to have a prompt to tell them when to start and stop the exercises. It is difficult for some to count seconds of holding and resting and keep track of the number of exercises they have done. These audio files take care of that. Individual files are available for free to patients and therapists. They can be played right from the computer, downloaded to an MP3 player (like an iPod), or burned to a CD. Combination files can be purchased for download or the entire library can be purchased on CD.
The following files are in ZIP format. Please click on the link and save it to your computer. This process might take a few minutes, then you can click on the file and it will play on your Media Player.
* These files were created in collaboration with Eric Scott Bloom
There are many formal note templates available; some for free and some to purchase. Here is an example of a few. All are provided in Word 2002 so you can personalize to your clinic needs. Please leave copy write at the bottom.
Pelvic floor muscle examination – Delete any items from problem list or goals that does not apply to that patient.
Pelvic floor muscle dysfunction daily note – See example above for location and use of stickers.
Expanded bladder diary assessment – Best during the learning phase, lists norms.
Bladder diary – 4 day and 8 day – Four day is best for initial measurements and formal re evaluations. Eight day works well if the patient needs to track. Second column is individualized to the patient (leak, fluids, pain). Hand is made 2 sided.
Personal pelvic floor muscle exercise program – All home exercises and management is located in one place. Patient brings it to every session so the PT can make changes.
Pelvic muscle exercise log – Works well if compliance is an issue.