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It doesn’t have to be this way

Australian Physiotherapy Association pelvic-health physiotherapist Dr Irmina Nahon wants to reassure incontinence sufferers that help is available, and for them not to be resigned to the condition. Incontinence is one of the most common health conditions affecting Australians, with about six million people in this country experiencing the condition during their lifetime.

Physio support available for ‘embarrassing’ condition affecting one in four Australians

More Australians live with some form of incontinence than hay fever. Yet the stigma surrounding bladder and bowel weakness is such that it is rarely discussed in public. With World Continence Week commencing on Monday June 18 the Australian Physiotherapy Association (APA) is reassuring all Australians that treatment is available.

Physios' role highlighted during World Incontinence Week

This month’s Continence Week highlights the important role of physiotherapists in managing this common condition, linked to the pelvic floor muscles.

Strength Training For Two During Your Pregnancy

Here, Tim Dettmann – Physiotherapist, Kieser Australia, talks about fitness strengthening during pregnancy.

K Rock Listen: Tom & Sarah Maree chat with Hayley Irving, Women’s Health Physiotherapist

More people then you probably realised are effected by Endometroisis everyday, whether they suffer from it, their partner does, their mother does or their boss does. To find out more, Tom and Sarah Maree spoke with Hayley Irving,  APA Titled Continence and Women’s Health Physiotherapist.

More than a 'wee' problem

Urinary leakage is traditionally thought of as an older person’s complaint – however, as women all over Australia will tell you, bladder leakage is their reality as well.  The number of young women experiencing urinary leakage is on the rise and we now know that impact from exercise plays a part in a woman’s risk profile for developing urinary leakage.

How physiotherapy helped me through my pregnancy

When I was pregnant with my first child I experienced pelvic girdle pain, which resulted in severe pain in my sacro iliac joints and my pubic bones at the front. Luckily for me my obstetrician worked closely with a physiotherapist who specialised in women’s health and prenatal care.
 

How to run injury-free – APA physio and Commonwealth Games runner Lauren Shelley

We’ve heard it all before: warm up, listen to your body, build gradually. And yet, after popping on our activewear, lacing up and seeing the open road ahead, we tend to go all out—and suffer the consequences.  We chatted to APA Titled Sports Physiotherapist Lauren Shelley, who has a special interest running related injuries. Did we mention she also represented Australia for marathon running at the Commonwealth Games and World Athletics Championships? Uh, yeah, this lady knows her stuff. She practices at Body Logic Physiotherapy and has popped together some tips to help us level up our running game, ensuring a strong, pain-free finish.

Pelvic floor exercises

Everyone talks about 'lifting your pelvic floor', but what is it, where is it and how on earth do you lift it?

Physiotherapy integral to postnatal recovery

Having a baby is one of the most exciting times in a woman's life. It's also one of most physically strenuous, with numerous potential short and long term consequences for both body and mind.

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