Many clients are affected by continence issues that may hold them back in their rehabilitation. An awareness of bladder, bowel and pelvic floor issues will alert therapists to identify potential risks within their clients. This module will introduce continence issues and how to manage them in an exercise environment. Members will learn to recognise groups at risk of incontinence, and how to proceed with and progress rehabilitation and exercise prescription without doing further damage.
The recording is of a webinar presented by ESSA on 7 December 2016.
Dr Irmina Nahon has more than 15 years of experience in assessing and treating pelvic floor dysfunction. She has a PhD in the assessment and management of male urinary dysfunction, and extensive experience in working with women and children.
Irmina is Assistant Professor, Clinical Education Coordination at the University of Canberra and is now working privately as a pelvic floor specialist physiotherapist.
Irmina is currently the President of the ACT branch of the Continence Foundation of Australia (CFA), and also a passionate member of the Australian Physiotherapy Association’s Continence and Women’s Health group. She is an active member of the International Continence Society (ICS), the International Children’s Continence Society (ICCS) and the International Pelvic Pain Society (IPPS).
Irmina is very passionate about continence promotion, as well as research into the assessment and management of incontinence and pelvic pain.
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