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Incontinence: an expert physiotherapists perspective

Incontinence: an expert physiotherapists perspective


Jeanette Haslam
MPhil GradDipPhys  MCSP SRP
Chartered Physiotherapist acting as a Clinical Specialist in Continence and Women's Health
Association for Continence Advice (UK)

Urinary incontinence has been defined as "the involuntary loss of urine which is objectively demonstrable and a social or hygienic problem",(1) and faecal incontinence as "the involuntary or inappropriate passing of liquid or solid stool".(2) Either may cause distress, discomfort and humiliation.

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