Monday 18th June – 24th June is World Continence Week! This is a perfect opportunity to raise awareness, and ensure our community understands the prevalence of incontinence in our society and the treatment options available to them. Our own pelvic floor physiotherapist Eleanor Donoghue has designed a short questionnaire* to help you decide whether you should book in for an assessment.

If you answer ‘YES’ to any of the below questions, you may benefit from talking to a pelvic floor physiotherapist – Book Today with Eleanor Donoghue.

Healthy bladder & bowel questionnaire

Bladder Questions;    
Do you need to rush to get to the toilet on time? YES NO
Do you leak when you cough, sneeze, laugh and/or exercise? YES NO
Do you limit your fluid intake during the day so that you don’t go to the toilet as often? YES NO
Have you noticed an increase in the number of times you need to empty your bladder? YES NO
Can you delay the urge to empty your bladder? YES NO


Bowel questions;    
Do you pass wind without being able to control it? YES NO
Do you need to wipe lots to clean after emptying your bowels? YES NO
Are your underpants stained from stool despite having gone to the toilet? YES NO
Do you strain when you are on the toilet? YES NO
Have you ever suffered from constipation? YES NO


*Questions based on those included in “The Australian Pelvic Floor Questionnaire” developed by Baessler, O’Neill, Maher & Battistutta and published in 2010.