Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation
Incontinence can be a very "touchy" word and sometimes you can feel very embarrassed to talk about it. But do you know one in three women after they have babies suffer from incontinence?
Many different abnormal symptoms related to your waterworks can happen. Some of the common symptoms are:
If you have any questions, please contact us and don't let the symptoms ruin your quality of life. In a lot of instances, specific pelvic floor muscle retraining can cure your symptoms.
Normalising Bowel Habits and Defaecation Retraining control
Oncology Rehabilitation and Lymphoedema Management
Cancer is a very sensitive word. It is extremely difficult to accept the diagnosis of cancer. You might feel lost, shock, fear, anxious, distressed or even completely out of control. You may seek support groups, counseling, learn to express emotion and educate about the diagnosis from experts. But do you know research has evidence to suggest that exercise would improve the survival rate of breast cancer patients? That is great news!
Current evidence supports the benefits of physical activities for improving cancer prognosis.
According to the American cancer society, benefits of exercise during cancer treatments include:
• Improvement in balance and reduction in fall risks
• Maintenance of muscle and bone health
• Reduction in risk of osteoporosis
• Reduction in nausea, fatigue, anxiety and depression
• Enhancement of quality of life and maintenance of independent
• Assistance with weight control
Specific research, looking at Breast Cancer survivors, demonstrates a 40% to 50% reduction in mortality by engaging in approximately three hours of walking per week at a moderate pace, as well as 26% to 46% reduction in breast cancer recurrence, compared to less active survivors.
So being a cancer survivor, why not making regular exercise a priority? Please do not hesitate to contact us for more information.
About Lymphoedema Management
Lymphoedema clinically defines by chronic swelling of a body part for more than 3 months, and is caused by impaired lymphatic function.
The cause can be congenital and due to abnormal development of the lymphatic system, or it can be secondary to damaged lymphatic system by surgical lymph node removal (lymph node dissection), by radiotherapy treatments or trauma.
At Parenthood Physio, we expertise in lymphoedema conditions and we strive to help you manage it and facilitate you to return to your normal functions as much as possible. This may include:
- skin care advice
- exercise prescription
- compression garment prescription
- bandaging, or
- lymphatic drainage massage.
L-Dex Bioimpedence Measurement
• for upper limb swelling
• for pre and post breast cancer treatments
We also understand early detection and treatment is crucial. So we provide a L-Dex bioimpedence measurement as a standard assessment for patients with upper limb swelling and for patients before and after their breast cancer surgery.
L-Dex bioimpedence measurement helps to detect early changes of extracellular fluid and we do suggest you to have a pre-operative assessment so a baseline value can be obtained for post-operative monitoring. For more information about the L-Dex XCA, please visit http://www.impedimed.com/medical-applications/lymphedema.