No Matter Where You Are in Life
You’re following your own path. Wherever it leads, we’re right alongside you, keeping you strong through every milestone. Celebrating every victory and supporting you at every crossroads. Evolving with you and for you through comprehensive, proactive women's health care services that meet your changing needs at every age and every stage. From annual wellness visits to guided prenatal care to finding solutions for your most sensitive concerns, the dedicated team at AdventHealth Ottawa, formerly Ransom Memorial Health, delivers care that’s as individual as you are.
Comprehensive Women's Services
- Abnormal Pap Smears
- Birth Control Options/Family Planning
- Breast Problems
- Evaluation & Treatment
- Menopausal Symptoms
- Painful Period/Premenstrual Syndrome
- PCOS — Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
- Pelvic Organ Prolapse
- Perimenopausal Symptoms
- Sexually Transmitted Diseases
- Urologic Symptoms including Urinary Tract Infections and Incontinence
- Vaginal Infections
- Well Woman Exams
- What is Incontinence?
Urinary incontinence is a term used to describe poor bladder control.
There are different types of incontinence:
- There are Several Steps You Can Take to Help Prevent Symptoms
- Bracing the pelvic floor muscles when you cough, laugh or sneeze
- Keep a bladder and bowel diary recording voiding frequency, fluid intake, urgency and incontinence episodes to assist your healthcare provider in spotting any potential problems or trends
- Avoid common irritants
- Exercise correctly
- Perform exercises to strengthen your pelvic floor, abdominal and hip muscles
- Physical Therapists Can Help You By
- Educating you about your bladder, bowel, pelvic floor muscles and normal emptying techniques
- Giving you exercises to strengthen your pelvic floor, hip and core muscles
- Diet modifications and behavior retraining
- Relaxation manual therapy techniques
- Referral to nutrition counseling
- Electrical stimulation for pain management and strengthening
If your muscles are very weak, your physical therapist may also use EMG/Biofeedback or electrical stimulation of the pelvic floor muscles.
Biofeedback is a painless method of monitoring the electrical activity of your pelvic floor muscles using a computerized system which allows you to view the quality and quantity of your pelvic floor contraction. This provides instant feedback on how to effectively strengthen this muscle group.
Additional treatment may be recommended by your physician such as medication to treat infection, stop abnormal bladder muscle contractions, replace hormones, dietary modifications, or surgery to correct the bladder position.
At Every Age and Every Stage
Women need personalized care as their lives — and health — evolve. Our multidisciplinary women's care team is here to help connect you with the resources you need to live your healthiest life every day and in every way. We’ve got you covered from your first annual checkup to your first mammogram and beyond. Let us help guide you, support you, and be your biggest cheerleader as you enjoy a life of better health, more joy, and greater confidence.