Occupational Therapy for Incontinence

We provide occupational therapy online for children, adolescents and adults with incontinence. 

We are a registered NDIS provider and use an inclusive approach to therapy, where the person can be in the comfort and familiarity of their own home.

How can occupational therapy benefit people with incontinence?

Occupational therapy can benefit people with incontinence in several ways:

1. Education and training: Occupational therapists can educate individuals about the causes, symptoms, and management techniques for incontinence. They can provide information about the anatomy and function of the bladder and pelvic floor muscles, and teach techniques such as timed voiding, pelvic floor exercises, and bladder training.

2. Skill development: Occupational therapists can help individuals develop and enhance the skills needed for managing incontinence effectively. This may include teaching individuals strategies for controlling urgency, strengthening pelvic floor muscles, and improving coordination of toileting tasks.

3. Environmental modifications: Occupational therapists can assess the individual’s home and work environments to identify barriers and suggest modifications to promote continence. This may involve recommending adaptive equipment like raised toilet seats, grab bars, or commode chairs to make toileting tasks easier and safer.

4. Behavioral interventions: Occupational therapists can use behavioral techniques to help individuals establish a regular toileting routine, improve self-awareness of bladder sensations, and develop strategies to prevent accidents. They may also use techniques like biofeedback to teach individuals how to relax and contract their pelvic floor muscles effectively.

5. Emotional support and coping strategies: Occupational therapists can help individuals develop coping strategies to manage the emotional impact of incontinence. They can provide support, address any concerns or anxieties related to incontinence, and help individuals maintain their dignity and social participation.

Overall, occupational therapy can help individuals with incontinence regain and maintain their independence, improve their quality of life, and achieve their daily functional goals.

Services for children, adolescents and adults

We have occupational therapists who work with  children, adolescents and adults, and we have therapists who have experience with incontinence. Read more about our therapists here.

Assessments for incontinence

We are able to provide many types of occupational therapy assessments online, including Functional Capacity Assessments (FCA) and reports required for the NDIS. Please see this article for more information on assessments we can provide.

NDIS registered provider

We are a registered NDIS provider and work with self-managed, plan-managed and agency-managed clients. 

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If your are an NDIS provider or support coordinator we can provide reliable occupational therapy for clients with incontinence in any location. Refer a client and we’ll connect you to the right clinician. 

Is online occupational therapy effective?

Yes! A growing body of evidence shows that online delivery of therapy can be as effective as face to face. Online therapy has many other benefits too, including being convenient and accessible for people in regional and rural areas.  

How does online occupational therapy work?

At Umbo online therapy is not just zoom plus business-as-usual. It’s much more diverse than simply videoconferencing. Umbo therapists provide an individualised approach to each person, using the latest evidence, and a variety of technologies and engagement techniques.

Umbo champions person-centred therapy. It means the person and their family/support people leads the conversation. We believe that the most effective therapy occurs when support is given in the environment where the person lives, learns, works or plays. Therefore we work with the family, and teach skills to you or to other supporters. This means you’re achieving real-life goals, rather than just achieving goals in a clinic.

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