Today I am joined by women’s health physiotherapist Kym Veale. Kym is the director of Womankind Physiotherapy in Eltham and Yarrambat in Melbourne. She obtained her degree in Physiotherapy, as well as post graduate certificates in advanced pelvic floor rehabilitation, and exercise for women through the University of Melbourne. Kym is passionate about empowering and educating women through all stages of life. Today’s discussion focuses on urinary incontinence in women. This is something that will commonly come up in a case history or systems screen, and once ruled out as a red flag, is often left unaddressed. There is a common misconception that it is an inventible outcome of age or after having children. Part of our role is to educate our patients and know when and where to refer if it is not in our scope of practice.
Common presentations to a women’s health physiotherapist.
Urge and stress incontinence.
Objective and subjective assessment.
Pelvic floor dysfunction and rehabilitation.
Effective cues for correct pelvic floor activation.
The importance of a thorough and correct pelvic floor assessment to create individual pelvic floor rehab program.
I hope you enjoy today’s episode and feel able to inform women that although urinary incontinence is common, it’s not normal, and there is help available.
Please see the Womankind website for information on the services they offer. As well as clinical physiotherapy, they run pre and post natal and over 60’s clinical exercises classes and active birth skills work shops.
Thank you to today’s episode sponsor Therapeutic Pillow Australia. An Australian family owned company dedicated to producing quality pillows, supports and comfort products to health professions. Please check out their website pillows.com.au
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