World Continence Week – “Improve Your Bottom Line”

June 24th-30th, 2012 

The International Continence Society initiative in 2012 is to increase the global awareness of bladder and bowel health.

The key messages are:

• Eat well – 30 grams of fibre a day

• Drink Well – 1.5-2 litres of fluid a day – Limit caffeine, alcohol and fizzy drinks.

• Exercise regularly – 30 minutes most days

• Keep the pelvic floor strong

• Practice good toilet habits

 Eileen Lavis and Karen Burns, Continence and Pelvic Floor Physiotherapists can assist you in “improving your bottom line”.

 As a client you will receive

1. A thorough subjective and objective assessment of your bladder and bowel complaint. With up to 70% of females performing their pelvic floor muscle exercises incorrectly, it is essential that a thorough assessment is conducted.

2. Individualized and monitored pelvic floor rehabilitation programmes. Research shows pelvic floor rehabilitation programmes that are monitored and individualized can result in an improvement or cure the bladder or bowel condition.

3. Education on the bladder or bowel condition.

4. Recommendations on fluid and fibre intake.

5. Implementation of pelvic floor safe exercise programmes.

6. Voiding and defaecation retraining.

7. Other condition focused treatments as required.

8. Access to Pennie Jones, Dietitian (commencing August 4, 2012 in the clinic) for further dietary advice relating to the bladder or bowel condition.

Bladder and bowel conditions affect 4.8 million Australian men, women and children and cost Australians $66.7 million 2010. Bladder and bowel conditions do not get better on their own. Continence and Pelvic Floor Physiotherapists can assist in managing, improving or curing bladder and bowel conditions.

To make an appointment or for further information phone 4975-1622 or use the contact us section of the website.