Why talk Pelvic Health?
Posted on March 13th, 2019
•3.84 Million Australians suffer the indignity of urinary incontinence
•3.1 Million Women and 780,000 Men.
•Major impact on physical, emotional and social health and wellbeing.
•Consequences: embarrassment, social isolation. Stigma and financial cost.
Normal bladder/bowel control
•On average we pass urine 4-6 times during the day and up to twice at night.
•Your bladder should easily hold 350-500mls
•Normal bowel movements are anywhere from 3 times per day to 3 times per week
•The pelvic floor muscles are essential to controlling when we toilet. give us control
•Coordinated by the brain and nervous system
•Requires mobility and dexterity.
What is Incontinence?
Symptoms of poor bladder and bowel control
Preventing and managing poor bladder and bowel control
Tone up your pelvic floor
What should you consider?
The best product is the one that works well, is comfortable and helps you have a normal life.
Where to seek help
•Local doctor/ GP
•Qualified continence nurses
•Women’s health or pelvic floor physiotherapist
•National Continence Helpline
•Australian Government website for Continence Aids payment Scheme: www.bladderbowel.gov.au
VHAP – Senior Physiotherapist Miche Hansen is passionate about educating and treating clients with pelvic health issues.
If you would like more information or would like to book an appointment with Miche please contact our team by phoning 49 279 190.