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Endo Wise looks at the common but under-recognised chronic disease endometriosis. Eight women share their personal experiences with endo, from symptoms to diagnosis, and management of the condition.
Fibre need not taste like chaff. This high-fibre breakfast is a sweet, crunchy, toasty and tasty treat.
This nutritionally rewarding Mediterranean salad nourishes the gut AND mind and lets you swap ingredients according to taste.
Listen to this podcast from Jean Hailes pelvic floor physiotherapist Janetta Webb as she talks you through some simple exercises for your pelvic floor.
In this ‘Talking Women’ article for Medical Observer, senior research fellow Alison Beauchamp, discusses the method ‘teach-back’ to improve the health outcomes of a consultation.
This tool, developed by Safer Care Victoria, will assist general practitioners in identifying complications and supporting women affected by transvaginal mesh. Transvaginal mesh is a medical product which has been used for over 15 years to treat pelvic organ prolapse and urinary stress incontinence. Some women have experienced serious and debilitating complications following such surgery.
The Better Health Channel has released information on transvaginal mesh and reports of complications with this treatment in some women. Learn about transvaginal mesh including alternative treatment options and where to get help if you’re experiencing complications.
In this Medical Observer article, Jean Hailes pelvic floor physiotherapist Janetta Webb, explains why some women need help to release their pelvic floor muscles, not strengthen them.
Australian physiotherapist Sue Croft has written Pelvic Floor Recovery Essentials (2nd edition) as an easy to understand as well as more detailed guide to help women navigate the challenging path of gynaecological repair surgery. Find out the correct activation of the pelvic floor and abdominal muscles, pelvic floor safe exercises, advice for travel, sport and sexual function, as well as conservative prolapse management strategies.
Australian physiotherapist Sue Croft has written this book at the request of numerous patients who want more detailed information to help them navigate the challenging path of gynaecological repair surgery. It is easy to read and contains simple diagrams and illustrations to demonstrate the anatomy and exercises. Pelvic Floor Recovery (3rd edition) has been written with the aim reducing women's fears anxieties about gynaecological surgery by educating them about:
- Correct activation of the pelvic floor and deep abdominal muscles
- Anatomy of the bladder and bowel
- Relaxation and breath awareness education
- An introduction to managing chronic pelvic pain
- Brief explanation of prolapse
- Bladder and bowel emptying positions
- Pre-operative and post operative physiotherapy strategies
- Information to give you confidence for your hospital stay
- Safe abdominal exercises for after your surgery
- Return to work, sport, sexual function and travel advice
Learn how to exercise with confidence. This book teaches you how to improve your pelvic floor support, avoid unsafe exercises and relieve prolapse symptoms while increasing your strength and fitness.
This user-friendly prolapse exercise guide is suited to all levels of fitness, especially for women with:
- prolapse surgery recovery
- previous prolapse surgery
- or pelvic floor weakness
Michelle Kenway is an Australian physiotherapist and women's exercise instructor and is passionate about helping women stay active for their physical and emotional wellbeing.
New research shows that gut bacteria can play a role in everything from obesity and allergies to Alzheimer's. Beginning with the personal experience of illness that inspired her research, and going on to explain everything from the basics of nutrient absorption to the latest science linking bowel bacteria with depression, Giulia Enders takes us on a fascinating tour of our insides. Enders is a two-time scholarship winner of the Heraeus Foundation, and her message is simple -- if we treat our gut well, it will treat us well in return. But how do we do that? And why do we need to? Find out in this surprising exploration of the least understood of our organs.
Learn what to expect inside the clinics of allied health practices that help rehabilitate pelvic floor muscles and treat hormonal conditions.