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A healthy gut - Jean Hailes Magazine

Medical & health articles pdf 705 KB 01 February 2016

The digestive system plays an important role in your health, both physically and mentally. Read about how you can improve it.

Applying the teach-back tool - Medical Observer
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Medical & health articles pdf 485 KB 14 May 2018

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.

Beating pain, A healthy gut, Natural therapies, and Sleep tight: Magazine Vol 1 2016

Jean Hailes Magazine pdf 3 MB 08 March 2016

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

Bladder health: When the spin doesn’t hold water
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External Links 01 January 2014

This article from the Australian Continence Foundation’s publication, discusses healthy water intake – how much is enough, and the dangers of drinking too much.

Embarrassed about leakage - Jean Hailes Magazine

Medical & health articles pdf 315 KB 15 August 2013

Incontinence or leakage is more common than most people realise – and it can be easily cured or managed.

Endometriosis and pelvic pain webinar

External Links 01 September 2015

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.

Gut: the inside story of our body’s most under-rated organ

Books $29.99Available in the shop

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.

Inside Out, Prolapse Exercises

Books $22.99Available in the shop

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
  • 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.

Inside out – A complete guide to pelvic floor safe exercises for women

Books $19.95Available in the shop

Some women unknowingly increase their risk of pelvic floor dysfunction through inappropriate exercise. Inside Out provides expert guidelines and is an educational tool for safe general exercise and improved pelvic floor fitness.

Pain and the pelvic floor - Medical Observer
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Medical & health articles pdf 504 KB 31 May 2017

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.

Transvaginal mesh complications - Health Professional tool
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External Links 07 February 2018

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.

Transvaginal mesh: what you need to know

External Links 09 November 2017

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.

Urinary incontinence - Medical Observer
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Medical & health articles pdf 482 KB 01 November 2015

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.

What happens when you see a pelvic floor physiotherapist or endocrinologist? - Jean Hailes Magazine

Medical & health articles pdf 416 KB 20 February 2017

Learn what to expect inside the clinics of allied health practices that help rehabilitate pelvic floor muscles and treat hormonal conditions.

Aduki bean salad - Jean Hailes Kitchen video

Videos 8 mins 15 March 2016

This large and nourishing salad combines the goodness of red rice, roast vegetables and aduki beans. These ingredients help to feed the good bacteria in the digestive system.

How a pelvic floor physiotherapist approaches pelvic pain - video

Videos 14 mins 01 February 2015

Jean Hailes pelvic floor physiotherapist Janetta Webb, talks about physiotherapy used to treat pelvic pain. She explains what women can expect from their consultation including: history taking, examination, assessment and treatment/management plan.

Maintaining pelvic floor fitness - video

Videos 16 mins 01 November 2015

In this video, physiotherapist Anne Patterson gives lots of tips on how to maintain pelvic floor fitness.

Pelvic floor and exercise - Health Professional webinar
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Webinar 13 October 2012

This is a webinar for GPs and health professionals. Ms Marietta Mehanni, Pelvic Floor First Ambassador, presents The Pelvic Floor First program and explains some safe and practical exercises to improve pelvic floor fitness.

Pelvic floor fitness and dysfunction - Health Professional webinar
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Webinar 13 October 2012

This is a webinar for GPs and health professionals, presented by Dr Margaret Sherburn PhD FACP. Topics covered include clinical issues, evidence-based practice, pelvic floor anatomy, risk factors for dysfunction and effective management.

Urinary continence management in women – Health professional webinar
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Webinar 1.5 hours 30 October 2015

This webinar uses case studies to explore a range of important issues in the management of urinary incontinence in women.

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