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The digestive system plays an important role in your health, both physically and mentally. Read about how you can improve it.
The Jean Hailes National Magazine features a range of health issues relevant to Australian women at every life stage. In this issue we explore:
A healthy gut – Why good digestive health matters
Sweet dreams – How to get a better night’s sleep
Beating pain – How to overcome chronic pain
What happens when you visit a natural therapist? – Learn what to expect when you visit a natural therapy practice
Plus, a delicious recipe from Jean Hailes naturopath Sandra Villella – Red rice, roast vegetable and aduki bean salad
This article from the Australian Continence Foundation’s publication, discusses healthy water intake – how much is enough, and the dangers of drinking too much.
Incontinence or leakage is more common than most people realise – and it can be easily cured or managed.
This webinar is presented by Women’s Health Queensland Wide and covers the symptoms and management of pelvic pain (including pain associated endometriosis) for women.
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 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.
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 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
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.
In this Medical Observer article, Jean Hailes physiotherapist Janetta Webb, explains that patients can be taught to deal with and manage the common problem of urinary incontinence.
Learn what to expect inside the clinics of allied health practices that help rehabilitate pelvic floor muscles and treat hormonal conditions.
Pelvic floor exercises are important for all women to practise to maintain strong muscles and reduce the risk of incontinence. Learn how to do pelvic floor exercises by listening to this podcast.