Day: July 27, 2018

Stress Urinary Incontinence (SUI)…. also known as light bladder leakage (LBL)

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Booking my daughter, Hayley’s birthday at the new trampoline centre in Ballarat got me thinking……

If I had a dollar, for every woman who told me they first noticed everything with their bladder wasn’t quite right, was when they attempted to have a bounce with their kids on the trampoline, I’d be able to retire…

This very common type of urinary incontinence is called stress urinary incontinence (or SUI), and affects at least one in three women.  Unfortunately, it has almost been “normalised” by the term “Light Bladder Leakage (or LBL)”,  which is not a recognised medical term, but one conjured up by the “Incontinence Product” manufacturers….. just put on a pad and keep jumping….

SUI happens when the intra-abdominal (and consequent bladder pressure) exceeds the maximal urethral (urine tube) closing pressure.  The pelvic floor muscles, along with the urethral sphincter muscle, play a vital role in increasing the urethral pressure.  Therefore, strengthening your pelvic floor muscles can cure SUI in many cases…..  but it takes at least 3 months of an intensive exercise program to effect strength change in the muscles.   And obviously it is imperative that you are doing them correctly… and that is where I can help….. I strongly believe that all women, regardless of symptoms, should at some stage make sure they are doing them properly.. and the only way to properly check is to see a qualified Continence & Pelvic Floor physiotherapist..

 

 

 

 

 

CLINICAL PILATES TIMES AND COSTS

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Well the clinical pilates equipment arrives tommorrow… one day earlier than originally planned!!

Therefore initial assessments will commence from Mon the 2nd of July. Classes to commence Mon the 9th of July.

CLASS TIMES AS FOLLOWS

Fit for Two Circuit (antenatal) ….5 Clients per session  rebateable on private health insurance – 50 minute class (Tues 6- 6.50pm); (Thurs 6-6.50pm); and (Sat 10-10.50am).  The class will be a mixture of clinical pilates, strength, balance and postural exercise using fitballs, bands and slide board with an emphasis on efficient and safe movement.

 Mum and Bub circuit (postnatal)…. 5 clients per session – for women from 6 weeks post- natal to 9 months… (babies in prams) welcome. Tues 11-11.50. The class will be a mixture of clinical pilates, strength, balance and postural exercise using fitballs, bands and slide board with an emphasis on restoring the strength of the abdominals and pelvic floor muscles.  An essential “core” and overall strength preparation, for new mums to resume their usual exercise routines safely.

New mum’s “Time Out” (post-natal)….. 5 clients per session Sat 8-8.50, 9.00-9.50 …as above, but for those who want a little well deserved “time-out” from their bundles of joy….

Tell partners the class goes for 90 mins, and pop to the Turret for a coffee afterwards! 

Restore and Revive Pilates…. 5 Clients per session  – a 12-16 week program for women who are undergoing or have recently completed (in the last 12 months), breast cancer treatment – Mon and Thurs (12-12.50pm)

Women’s Inner strength.. 5 Clients per session  – a 12 week specially tailored class for women that have a history of gynaecological or abdominal surgery, and/or pelvic floor issues ($45).  A special emphasis will be placed on core, back and pelvic strength – MON 9-9.50am

COST

INITIAL ASSESSMENT ($80)……. COMPULSORY HALF HOUR 1:1 SESSION WITH THE PHYSIOTHERAPIST.  A SCREENING, ASSESSMENT AND INTRODUCTION TO THE PILATES EQUIPMENT FOR THOSE CLIENTS:

  • WHO ARE NEW TO CLINICAL OR REFORMER/TRAPEZE PILATES
  • HAVE A SPECIFIC/NEW INJURY OR COMPLAINT
  • HAVE NOT ATTENDED A CLINICAL PILATES CLASS WITH KRISTY IN THE LAST SIX MONTHS

(IF UNSURE RING THE CLINIC AND ASK TO SPEAK TO KRISTY)

REBATEABLE ON PHYSIOTHERAPY “EXTRAS COVER” IF YOU HAVE PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE.

CLASS ($45) 50 min session with a MAXIMUM OF FIVE PARTICIPANTS (ie… I shall be keeping a close eye on you all)..

REBATEABLE ON PHYSIOTHERAPY “EXTRA COVER” IF YOU HAVE PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE.

ASSESSMENT AND CLASS BOOKINGS NOW OPEN….. CALL THE CLINIC…

On-line class bookings and a full timetable will be available soon

Plus more classes to be added in coming weeks….stay tuned

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